Folweiler Chiropractic, PS v. American Family Insurance Company
American Family Class Action PIP Settlement
Case No. 16-2-16112-0 SEA

Welcome to the American Family Class Action PIP Settlement Website

If you are a Washington healthcare provider who from July 8, 2012 through December 23, 2019, submitted medical bills for payment, under the terms of an insured’s Personal Injury Protection or Medical Payments coverage, to American Family Insurance Company or American Family Mutual Insurance Company and had your bills reduced based on an explanation code P0041, as set out in the Explanation of Remittance form you received, a class action settlement may affect you.

In the class action lawsuit referenced above, Dr. David Folweiler sued American Family Insurance Company and American Family Mutual Insurance Company (“Defendants”) alleging that, in connection with paying benefits under an insured’s Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) or Medical Payments (“MedPay”) coverage, Defendants improperly reduced provider charges exceeding the 85th percentile  of charges contained in a medical charge database.

Defendants have denied all of Plaintiff’s allegations and any other wrongdoing.

After several years of litigation, the parties have agreed to settle the class action.  You may be entitled to share in the cash settlement if you were a Washington healthcare provider who from July 8, 2012 through December 23, 2019 submitted medical bills for payment, under the terms of an insured’s Personal Injury Protection or MedPay coverage, to Defendants and had your bills reduced based on an explanation code P0041 (“Reason Code 41”) as set out in the Explanation of Remittance form you received.

The court granted final approval of the Settlement on February 19, 2020. 

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

PARTICIPATE IN THE SETTLEMENT

May 20, 2020 (Postmarked) PASSED

If you wished to receive money from the settlement, you must have filed a claim by the May 20, 2020 deadline.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF

February 10, 2020 (Postmarked) PASSED
If you did not want to receive money from the settlement, but you wanted to keep your rights to sue Defendants separately, you must have sent a letter requesting exclusion.
OBJECT

February 10, 2020 (Postmarked) PASSED
If you wished to object to the settlement, you must have filed a written objection with the court. Submitting an objection did not exclude you from the Settlement. 
FINAL HEARING

February 19, 2020 PASSED
The court held a final approval hearing on February 19, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 847 at 516 3rd Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104 to decide whether to approve the Settlement. For more information on the Final Hearing, see FAQ 19.
DO NOTHING If you did nothing, you will not receive any money but you will still be bound by the terms of the settlement, including the release of claims described in FAQ 11.

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Mail

Folweiler v. American Family Insurance
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91209
Seattle, WA 98111