Welcome to the Information Website for the Beatty v. Accident Fund General Insurance Co. Class Action Settlement.

A class action lawsuit was filed in 2017 on behalf of Illinois Physicians and Healthcare Providers, contending that the named Defendants in the class action have not paid statutorily-required interest to Illinois Physicians and/or Healthcare Providers on invoices requesting reimbursement for medical services rendered to injured workers under policies issued or administered by the named Defendants, which were paid more than thirty (30) days after receipt of all necessary data elements, allegedly in violation of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 305, et seq. and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, 815 ILCS 505/1, et seq. (the “Action”).

Different insurance companies and third-party claims administrators (“TPAs”) are named as Defendants in the Action. If the records of one or more of these Defendants (and/or their affiliates) show that you are or were an Illinois Physician or Healthcare Provider who may have submitted at least one medical invoice subject to this settlement (the “Settlement”), you may be eligible for a monetary payment of interest under this Settlement.

This site provides information regarding your potential eligibility for an interest payment on such invoices, provided you participate in the claims process, timely submit a valid Claim Form, and provide the data and/or documents required in the Claim Form.

Your legal rights are affected by whether you act, or don’t act. Please read carefully.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Submit a Claim Form This is the only way to obtain a monetary payment under this Settlement if you qualify.
Ask to be Excluded If you ask to be excluded, you will not be eligible to receive a monetary payment under the Settlement and you should not submit a Claim Form. You may not object. You may sue the Defendants as part of another lawsuit over the claims resolved by this Settlement.
Object You can write to the Court about why you don’t agree with the Settlement. If you object, you will still be eligible to receive benefits under the Settlement if it is approved and provided that you submit a valid Claim Form.
Go to a Hearing If you do not ask to be excluded, you can ask to speak in Court about the Settlement.
Do Nothing If you do nothing, you give up rights to sue any of the Defendants as part of another lawsuit over the claims resolved by this Settlement and you will not be eligible for any monetary payment under the Settlement.

For precise terms and conditions of the Settlement, please see the Settlement Agreement. Capitalized terms not defined herein have the meaning assigned to them in the Settlement Agreement.