Class Eligibility

To be a member of this class you must be a policy holder with Alliance United Insurance Company who paid their premium in full when renewing their Policy, and who paid one or more Renewal Billing Fees” during the period of June 16, 2011 and Dec. 27, 2015.

Estimated Amount


As a class member you will have to submit a different claim for each policy you held during the period

  • 85% of the first Renewal Billing Fee they paid
  • 40% of the second Renewal Billing Fee they paid (if applicable)
  • 23% of any subsequent Renewal Billing Fees they paid (if applicable)

During the Class Period, Renewal Billing Fees ranged from $8 to $15. The Claim Form you received with the Class Notice, tells you how much you paid in Renewal Billing Fees, so you can see how much you may receive under the settlement.

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Michael Thoren, et al. v. Alliance United Insurance Company, et al.,
Case No. 37-2015-00020223-CU-BT-CTL
Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego

Case Summary

In this class action the plaintiffs allege that they paid in full for their policies but were still charged a renewal billing fee

This fee was not disclosed in the policy and when it came time for policy owners to renew not only did they have to pay the policy but also the $15 fee

The defendants deny the allegation but will settle to avoid a long litigious process.

Settlement Pool





Thoren Settlement
c/o Epiq Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 4153
Portland, OR 97208-4153

18 responses to “Alliance United Insurance Renewal Billing Class Action Settlement”

  1. Krishna Basnet says:

    I am Policy Holder of Alliance United Insurance Company

  2. jc says:

    I have insurance from alliance and I pay 2y renewal

  3. Amye Branam says:

    When are checks being mailed?

    ADMIN – Hi Amye,

    Customarily checks are not sent out until the deadline has passed and everyone has filed.

  4. luciola ortiz says:

    I just want to make sure that you received my claim on time?

    ADMIN – Hi luciola,

    To check if your claim was received you need to contact the class action admin

    • Marlene Gonzalez says:

      I just wanted to know you received my claim on time

      ADMIN – Hi Marlene,

      You need to contact the admin directly with your question. Simply scroll up and look for the contact info.

  5. Troy Jenkins says:

    Hi I’m Troy J. And I filed my claim using my Unique Identifier # and did a mailing change of address. Could you verify me and the changes to my profile please

    ADMIN – Hi Troy,

    You need to contact the class action administrator.

  6. Yadi says:

    How long does it take to send the checks?

    ADMIN – Hi Yadi,

    Usually within a year.

  7. Fernando Gonzalez says:

    How long does it take to send the checks

    ADMIN – Hi Fernando,

    The deadline was on March 20th. Give them at least six months if not more.

  8. Jeff Davis says:

    Check Status on the settlement.

    ADMIN – Hi Jeff,

    The deadline was barely 10-15 days ago. Sometimes it will take up to a year to receive your monies.

  9. Veronica Simmons says:

    I am Veronica Simmons my husband’s name is Kelvin Simmons senior my husband’s in the lawsuit he’s passed how do I make sure that it goes to his estate

    ADMIN – Hi Veronica,

    You reach out to the class action admin using the information we provide under the subheading titled: Contact.

  10. Andrea Alcocer says:

    When will checks be mailed out??

    ADMIN – Hi Andrea,

    I don’t have updates on this one

  11. Kash dhillon says:

    How much will each person receive from the settlement.

    ADMIN – Hi Kash,

    What are the benefits of the Settlement?
    If approved by the Court, Class Members who submit a valid Claim Form by March 20, 2017 will receive, for each Policy held during the Class Period, 85% of the first Renewal Billing Fee they paid, 40% of the second Renewal Billing Fee they paid (if applicable), and 23% of any subsequent Renewal Billing Fees they paid (if applicable). During the Class Period, Renewal Billing Fees ranged from $8.00 to $15.00. Example payment calculation:

    Fee Type Fee Amount Percent Total
    First Renewal Billing Fee $15.00 x 0.85 $12.75
    Second Renewal Billing Fee $15.00 x 0.40 $6.00
    Subsequent Renewal Billing Fees $30.00 x 0.23 $6.90

  12. Mary says:

    I received the claim form in the mail and I decided to participate, but only after I took some time to check out the website and research it a bit more (=.5 hrs) since “they ” contacted me. Without calculating any pay off vs cost for my time, etc. So I did some reading and I printed the claim form, (ink +) signed it, copied it, (.25 hrs) then drove it to U.S.Post Office, (+ .25 hrs + gas) bought a stamp (+ $.50+10 min in line) & mailed it (i prefer u.s. mail).
    My investment is: an hour + of my time online,= $65. + Ink & paper to print, =$.60 + $ .20 envelope to mail it, +

    $1.25 gas to get to post office, time spent in line at uspo = $9., cost of a stamp =$.50, mail it, return home + $3. That’s $79.55 for a payoff of less than $30 from this? Is that correct? That can’t be.

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    You always have the option to object to a settlement and hire your own legal representation.

  13. Steven says:

    I paid for over 4 years 15 $ i should be getting about 500 back . Made my claim online b4 march 20 so i hope i get my money back its been a month n no check yet

  14. Thevesha Campbell says:

    When will the checks be mailed out if u send your forms in b4 the dead line

    ADMIN – Hi Thevesha,

    I see that this settlement had a deadline for submissions of 3/20, usually it takes about a year for individuals to receive their payments. Longer if someone appeals.

  15. Taya says:

    I why does the claim lie and makes us think we are the ones getting $2500 back when we are not

    ADMIN – Hi Taya,

    The settlement terms indicate that the amounts may vary based on the number of qualified claims.

  16. Joy a vargas says:

    When am I getting my check do you have an update on that

    ADMIN – Hi Joy

    You can contact the admin at

  17. Cynthia l Starkey says:

    I just wanted to know if you received my claim in time and any updates

    ADMIN – Hi Cynthia,

    I don’t handle claims. You need to contact the admin directly.

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