The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted final approval to the settlement of Barling v. UEBT Retiree Medical Plan. Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP and Bolt Keenley Kim LLP represented a class of more than 7,000 retirees from the United Food and Commercial Workers union. The retirees challenged the Plan’s reduction of benefits by deductibles and co-insurance payments between October 2010 and February 2013. Under the settlement, retirees and dependents whose benefits were reduced by $5 or more during this period will receive payment for over 85 percent of the amounts by which their benefits were reduced.
Checks are expected to be mailed on August 2. Checks must be cashed within 90 days after issuance. Class members should be sure to cash their checks promptly.
The Class Notice, Final Approval Order, and other materials are available at http://renakerhasselman.com/ufcw-retiree-settlement/.
Questions about the settlement may be directed to the attorneys or to the settlement administrator at 1-866-515-9453.