Sunday Morning Bathroom Read (Mother’s Day Edition)
By Doug Aldeen – ERISA Healthcare Attorney and General Counsel
Osceola School District recently settled its claim with Gallagher Benefit Services in its lawsuit of taking $4mm in secret payments in the amount of $582,000. Put simply, Gallagher was paid more by CIGNA than by its client, the Osceola school board, to scrutinize and supervise CIGNA and other carriers… .
Aldeen editorial comment: Gallagher would have a better chance of surviving a forest fire wearing gasoline underwear than trying to explain this… .
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“…The school district alleged that Chicago-based Gallagher Benefit Services kept quiet about the commissions it received from insurance companies while Gallagher was supposed to be guiding the district in finding the best insurance provider, the district’s original lawsuit said. “Gallagher breached its agreements and, worse, the School Board’s trust, leaving the unmistakable taint on Gallagher’s fealty given that the School Board had engaged a consultant getting paid more from the carriers it was to scrutinize and supervise than from the School Board itself,” the original lawsuit said which added the district capped an annual fee up to $195,650 to Gallagher…