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Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates OptumRx, UnitedHealthcare, and Cigna for Inflating Prescription Copays

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is investigating recent reports that OptumRx, UnitedHealthcare, and Cigna are forcing patients to overpay for prescriptions by charging a “clawback” on many commonly-used medications.

A clawback occurs when your stated copay is more expensive than the retail cost of the prescription, or the price you would pay if you didn’t have insurance.

For example, your insurance policy states that a Tier 1 copay is $30.00 but the retail cost of the drug is only $4.00. You pay the $30.00 copay at the pharmacy for a $4.00 drug and your insurance claws back the $26.00 it overcharged you.

Clawbacks are occurring on many commonly-used medications that treat illnesses including asthma, depression, A.D.H.D., seizures, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis to name a few. The pharmacy can’t tell you that you are overpaying because your insurance company won’t let them under a gag order.

For more information, including links to news articles, tips on verifying if you’ve been overcharged, and documents that show how clawbacks work, please visit:

If you suspect you are being overcharged at the pharmacy, we can research your local prescription costs free of charge. Call 800-776-6044, email, or fill out a contact form at

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. has decades of experience helping consumers and insureds fight back against fraud and abuse. Keller Rohrback L.L.P. serves as lead and co-lead counsel in class action lawsuits throughout the country. With offices in New York, Seattle, Phoenix, Ronan, Oakland, and Santa Barbara, our Complex Litigation Group is proud to offer its expertise to clients nationwide. Our trial lawyers have obtained judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven billion dollars.

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