Class Eligibility

Members of an insurance plan that was endorsed by Christopher Reeve, and included disability, accident, sickness, or travel insurance, and was sometimes offered as the HealthExtras Catastrophic Accidental Disability Program, the HealthExtras Benefits program, the American Express Accidental Disability Plan, the Catastrophic Accident Plan, or the Accident Protection Plan

Estimated Amount

Varies

After attorney’s fees and other expenses are set aside the $15,000,000 pool will be divided proportionately among all qualified class members

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

Giercyk v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA et al.Case No. 2:13-cv-06272-FSH-MAH

United States District Court District of New Jersey

Case Summary

In the class action lawsuit referenced above, certain Plaintiffs sued the entities identified as “Defendants” in section #2 of the Notice, claiming that at various times from 1999 through 2014, each was involved in the sale or underwriting of allegedly invalid or illegal disability, dismemberment, casualty, emergency accident and sickness medical expense benefit, or travel insurance coverage.

Defendants have denied all of Plaintiffs’ allegations and any other wrongdoing however the settlement agreement is preliminarily approved by the court

Settlement Pool

$15,000,000

Deadline

03/31/17

Contact


HealthExtras Settlement
Settlement Administrator
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 60167
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(844) 245-3767

60 responses to “HealthExtras Class Action Settlement”

  1. Brenda Phillips says:

    I had a $1,000,000 policy with HealthExtras Disability program for several years. I believe I applied for the policy through JC Penney. I want to be part of the class action suit, but cannot find my policy info., but for your lawfirm to send this info. maybe you have it?

    ADMIN – Hi Brenda,

    We are not a law firm and we did not send any information. You may want to contact healthExtras directly and see if they still have your records.

  2. Janice Jones says:

    My sister who is deceased is a member of this lawsuit. May I file a claim on her behalf since I was the beneficiary on her insurance or no? I don’t want to do something illegal.

    ADMIN – Hi Janice,

    Contact the administrator and ask if you can.

  3. Brenda Roberts Harris says:

    I would like to know how you got a Class Member ID; 30887D2FBYS9C for myself , where it came from ?

    ADMIN – Hi Brenda,

    Those were mailed to policy holders.

  4. Denise Ivey says:

    Do we now cancel our policies and will they be required to pay back the monies invested or will this class action lawsuit pay back all? I do have copy of my policy.

    ADMIN – Hi Denise,

    Please contact the admin to obtain more details regarding distribution.

  5. RUTH FLEMING says:

    I am RUTH FLEMING send you this because i have J.C.PENNY LIFE INSURANCEC COMPANY.STONEBRIDGE LIFE SO WILL YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH ME .PLEASE THANK YOU. MS RUTH FLEMING 245 INDEPENDENCE.Dr SALISBURY N.C.28147 phone number 704 638 2023.

    ADMIN – Hi Ruth,

    We are not the class action admins thus, we are unable to assist you. This site is purely informational.

  6. Brigitte Pelfrey says:

    I need a form as soon as possible. Please send to: P O Box 2033, Marysville, CA 95901-0071. As I mentioned I have requested form twice by mail.

    ADMIN – Hi Brigitte,

    We are not the right channel to request a form. We do not manage this settlement.

  7. Jim Adams says:

    I received a proof of claim form for my wife who is deceased. I am the beneficiary on the policy.
    I see you referred Janice who had a similar question to the administrator. Who is and how do I get ahold of the administrator

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    HealthExtras Settlement
    Settlement Administrator
    c/o Heffler Claims Group
    P.O. Box 60167
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    (844) 245-3767

  8. william and regina brown says:

    thank you for letting me know for this settlement will be in contact..

  9. Nancy O Rossi says:

    Gentlemen: I am just today receiving a notice with an ID Claim # for myself. So who do we call to get forms for application and a real person to talk with about this issue.

    ADMIN – Hi Nancy,

    The phone number for the admin is (844) 245-3767

  10. Joseph L Koeth says:

    Hi, I took out the JC Penny, Stonebridge life Insurance Company accidental death, And dismemberment insurance in 7/22/1994. This insurance then changed to Transamerica Life Insurance Company. Am I part of this class action settlement, and thank you for your response.

    ADMIN – Hi Joseph,

    Call this number to check if you are a member of the class (844) 245-3767

  11. Cindy Nickels says:

    A postcard came in the mail l don’t know what insurance policy this is . How do I fine out which one it is? And what name is it under?

    ADMIN – Hi Cindy,

    Please contact the phone on the postcard to get more details.

  12. WANDA GIBSON says:

    UPON GETTING THIS LEGAL NOTICE TODAY IN THE MAIL. IT IS UNDER THE NAME OF WANDA (ME) NEVEL DIVORCED AND HAVE TAKEN MY MADEN NAME BACK NOW, WANDA GIBSON. WILL THIS HAVE ANY BARRING ON THE OUT COME? IF I DO THIS ON LINE HOW DOES THIS ACCOUNT FOR MY SIGNATURE. I DO WISH TO RECEIVE A SHARE OF THIS SETTLEMENT IF WARRENT. SINCERELY WANDA GIBSON.

    ADMIN – Hi Wanda,

    Generally, you just provide evidence that you had a prior name that matches their records.

  13. Roger Lafontaine says:

    Please tell me what this is all about. I do not understand it. And how and who is this through?

    Thank you very much

    ADMIN – Hi Roger,

    Carefully read the case summary. It explains what the case is about.

  14. Sandra J. McNeal says:

    3/20/17 Please contact me. I qualify.
    Members of an insurance plan that was endorsed by Christopher Reeve, and included disability, accident, sickness, or travel insurance, and was sometimes offered as the HealthExtras Catastrophic Accidental Disability Program, the HealthExtras Benefits program, the American Express Accidental Disability Plan, the Catastrophic Accident Plan, or the Accident Protection Plan.
    I sent my Claim Form to you on 2/21/2016.
    I wish to receive a share of the settlement.
    *See contact information below.

    ADMIN – Hi Sandra,
    If you already filed your claim there is no need for anyone to contact you.

  15. Lena Anderson says:

    Like so many, I wish to know if I should stop making payments to (3) insurance policies. Who do I contact if you can’t give me the answer?

    ADMIN – Hi Lena,

    This question is best answered by your own attorney. We don’t know what the risks are associated to your policy or if the insurance carrier will now comply with the terms and conditions set forth in the policies they sold.

  16. Lena Anderson says:

    I have 3 policies. Which is the one being sued? You ask for policy #, should I enter all three?

    ADMIN – Hi Lena,

    It would be best if you contact the class action admin to ask for additional assistance.

  17. david horning says:

    I don’t remember buying any of this insurance. could you tell me the date of purchase and who it is with, because i have no memory of any of this and i don’t want to have to pay any costs for the settlement.
    was this through some company insurance that i was paying on through work?

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    Call (844) 245-3767 they may be able to help you.

  18. roger brace says:

    trying to beat the deadline but will not take my class member id # and i have tried four times &have called three times and punch the right option & still get no response

    ADMIN – Hi Roger,

    Try reaching out to class counsel. Their info is on the long notice.

  19. Ida Scaffe says:

    I received my notice today (4/1/2017) well pass the deadline (3/31/2017) and wandered if you can tell me more about how I am connected to this settlement?

    Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Ida,

    Contact the toll free number provided on the postcard.

  20. Stephen Royster says:

    I policy was bought in my name back in 1973. I cashed it in sometimes between 2014 and 2016. Am i still qualified for the claim? However i did fill out a claim form on-line. The policy had poor benefits. The Health Extras part would only pay $100 (one time) for the lost of an eye or limb and was no longer payable after 65 years of age. I will be 60 years old July 2017.

    ADMIN – Hi Stephen,
    Based on what you are telling me you appear to be a member of the class. Please double-check with the class admin to confirm your claim is valid.

  21. Elaine Showe says:

    Where can you get info on the settlement for claimants? There are plenty of web sites showing what the attorneys share of the suit will be ; what about the people affected by this suit? Who and when will results for the claimants be posted? Is there a contact person? the web site giving the #844-245-3767 is not giving needed info. The web shows the case was heard on April 27, 2017. Please advise.

    ADMIN –

    After the attorneys as well as other expenses are paid there will be between 8 to 9 million left which will be distributed among the class members submitting a valid claim.

  22. Kimberlyl. Durham says:

    I submitted online gave me a #with 7 number confirmation number. A time I try to check website I give my class member number . Then try to put in an additional phone number . It won’t accept without a contact date field . No such place on the form . Am I to assume I’m in I hit submit again and it said form had already been submitted that was about a month ago . I hit it again to submit change it said deadline over. I have confirmation number do I need to worry or do anything else I realize this is a site for general info

    ADMIN – Hi Kimberly,

    If you have a confirmation number I would just email or write to the admin to ask about the status of my claim.

    • Kimberlyl. Durham says:

      An email address is not provided but I will mail thank u for prompt reply

      • Kimberlyl. Durham says:

        Does anyone have the email address. ?AND IS ANYONE HAVING THE ISSUE OF WEBSITE ASKING FOR CREATED DATE FIELD. NO PLACE TO PUT THE DATE?DI U FOLKS GET A SEVEN DIGIT CONFIRMATION CODE AFTER FILLING OUT CLAIM ONLINE

        ADMIN – Hi Kimberly,

        The deadline for this settlement has passed.

        • Bob Pencheff says:

          I got my 7 digit number when I filled out the claim form . What site asked for the digits ? I can’t find one.

          ADMIN – Hi Bob,

          The seven digit number is a claim number for your records should you need to contact the admin .

        • Cher says:

          I received a 7 digit confirmation number.

        • Kimberlyl. Durham says:

          I am already a class member . I filled out online and got a confirmation number and my Class member ID is on my postcsrd. I just need an email address to send in additional info additional phone number and soon to change email address I Guess I will mail . I filled out online right after I received card and did so online. I know deadline has passes.

          ADMIN – Hi Kimberly,

          You will need to use snail mail.

  23. Gary Pennington says:

    I want to know when will we heard anything about payment

    ADMIN – Hi Gary,

    Payments will be distributed within 60 days of the settlement being finalized.

    • Gary Pennington says:

      Want a answer

      ADMIN – Hi Gary,

      The class action administrator or class counsel are best suited to provide you with answers.

    • Gary Pennington says:

      What do that mean moderation

      ADMIN – Hi Gary,

      Moderation is the process by which I read the comments and approve them before people can read them on the page.

    • Gary Pennington says:

      I want information about when refund will be mail out

      ADMIN – Hi Gary,

      Have you tried contacting the admin?

    • Gary Pennington says:

      What going on still waiting to heard from you all

  24. Norman says:

    Hello,
    When will the settlement payments be distributed.?

    ADMIN – Hi Norman,

    Within 60 days of the date in which the settlement is finalized.

  25. Cher says:

    Hopefully the effective date was the last court hearing which was 4/27/2017.

  26. Stellawatson Watson says:

    How do I find out th the status of my claim I mailed it?

    ADMIN – Hi Stella,

    You can contact the class action admin

    HealthExtras Settlement
    Settlement Administrator
    c/o Heffler Claims Group
    P.O. Box 60167
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    (844) 245-3767

  27. Cher says:

    1.17 “Effective Date” shall mean the later of (i) the expiration of the time to appeal the
    Final Approval Order and Judgment (as defined in paragraph 1.23) with no appeal having been
    filed; or (ii) if such appeal is filed, the termination of such appeal on terms that affirm the Final
    Approval Order and Judgment or dismiss the appeal with no material modification to the Final
    Approval Order and Judgment, and the expiration of the time to obtain any further appellate
    review of the Final Approval Order and Judgment.

  28. Ben Williams says:

    My name is Ben Williams I sent in a proof of claim form in march but I have not heard anything else my fiancees email is deedeemichelle7@gmail.com please email me at this adress for update and possible sum I was alotted

    ADMIN – Hi Ben,

    Please submit your request to the class action admin. Their info is posted above under the subheading titled “contact”

  29. Lecia West says:

    When can we receive our settlement and how much will it be thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Lecia,

    The class action administrator has not set a date.

  30. John wicevic says:

    No way to contact administration at website .will they post when checks are sent out?

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    The admins generally post an update on their page.

  31. Daymond Jones says:

    how can we find out how many people were in the class action?

    ADMIN – Hi Daymond,

    I don’t think that info is generally disclosed but you can certainly give it a try by writing to the admin.

  32. Cher says:

    (a). Response from the Class
    The deadline by which Class Members could object to or exclude themselves from the
    Settlement was March 10, 2016. To date, only one (1) person claiming to be a class member
    filed an objection and only seven (7) individuals, or 0.0005%, have elected to opt out. See Joint
    FA Decl. at ¶¶ 5-6; Hammer Decl. at ¶ 14.
    One objector in 1.3 million, and the seven (7) exclusions represent a miniscule
    percentage of the Class. This Court has noted that such a response is indicative of the fairness of
    the settlement, and provides further proof that it should be approved.
    These numbers amount to miniscule fractions of the Settlement
    Class (approximately .0005% [opt-outs] and .0001% [objections],
    respectively). The paucity of negative feedback in the face of an
    extensive notice plan leads the Court to conclude that the
    Settlement Class generally and overwhelmingly approves of the
    Settlement.

  33. Cher says:

    The website need to update it’s information. You can tell us when the hearing was and how much the attorney get but you cant update the people on the checks disbursement dates. We already know the attorney got paid now lets see what the people get paid!!!!!

    ADMIN – Hi Cher,

    I can only tell you what I know. I am not the attorney handling this case nor am I the class action administrator.

    • Cher says:

      Then who are you answering the people questions?

      • Olivia saraiva says:

        For so many years you pay for something to be eligible and we end up with nothing….Very sad for all us thinking we pay for a good cause and we lost all that money….Thank you Olivia Saraiva

  34. Ky A & Norma L Poling says:

    How can I find out if my claim was received

    ADMIN – Hi Norma,

    You can find out by calling the class action administrator.

  35. Rev. Herbert Thompson says:

    Rev. Herbert Thompson: I think I’ve already had my question answered through another respondent. You stated that checks will be mailed within 60 days of the settlement. Has anything been resolved?

  36. michael naraine says:

    My name is Michael Naraine – I submitted a proof of claim form but thus far have not received any confirming statement on what is the status on the settlement. When will this information be forth coming

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    It is best if you reach out to the class action admin. We don’t have information specific to individual claims.

  37. Francine says:

    I received a card in the mail with explanation of the class action rebates. First of alI I would like to send my deepest sympathy for the love ones of others that have passed on and they are at peace now .Opportunities are not missed there just taking by other people. My mother would tell me,” don’t look for anyone to give you anything even if a person tells you they have a financial gift for you, if you don’t get it you won’t be disappointed when you don’t received what you were expecting”. I was taught to always stand for something and I won’t have to worry about falling for anything. I have more time than money. I’m waiting on Jesus and the USA to unite and be alright. Everyone that has a rebate on the way, what’s for you you’ll have it.

  38. Cher says:

    The (844)245-3767 number is just a recording message. What number will allow you to speak with a representative?

    ADMIN – Hi Cher,

    We don’t know. If you are not getting a live person try emailing them.

  39. Cher says:

    What is the email address?

    ADMIN – Hi Cher,

    You can use this form

    https://www.hefflerclaims.com/contact/

  40. Cher says:

    Thank you for the email address. I sent two messages and no reply.

    ADMIN – Hi Cher,

    Why don’t you try class counsel?

  41. Cher says:

    I spoke with someone today and was told they don’t know the disbursement date yet. It felt good to know that they did receive my information.

  42. John wicevic says:

    What number did you call

  43. ophelia mchenry says:

    Me Ophelia Mchenry i have been checking the date of the hearing in May about the case. I have called several times . You can’t leave a message or talk to a person . So I wrote a letter concerning the suit. Will you please respond to my letter. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please let me know something.

    ADMIN – Hi Ophelia,

    I can’t respond to your letter. I am not the class action admin.

  44. John wicevic says:

    Thanks Cher 🙂

  45. Elaine Showe says:

    What is going on with the Class member settlement on Giercyk v. HealthExtras. Hearing held March 27,2017?
    How many claimants were there?

    ADMIN – Hi Elaine,

    I have no updates.

  46. John wicevic says:

    I called and was told there waiting for documents from the court and then after that checks will be distributed but got no definite timeline

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