Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What Does It Mean to be "Nonprofit"? Lawsuit Against Regence BlueCross BlueShield

Blue-crossThe Oregonian reports that lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit in state court against Regence BlueCross BlueShield, claiming that the (taxable) nonprofit is acting like a for-profit company.  More specifically, the lawsuit asserts that Regence is accumulating excess funds to support large, executive salaries instead of using those funds to benefit its members.  The lawsuit points specifically to a public-purpose clause in Regence's bylaws that it claims is violated by these practices.  The article further reports that Regence has responded by stating that the claim is without merit and that it intends to aggressively defend itself against the allegations.

Lloyd Mayer

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