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Feds allege Illinois company, others, failed to pay $26 million in medical bills

Feds allege Illinois company, others, failed to pay $26 million in medical bills

A federal court has ordered several companies to stop administering health plans for small businesses in Illinois and across the country after they allegedly failed to pay $26 million in members’ medical bills while keeping large amounts of money for themselves.

Frankfort-based Black Wolf Consulting, along with Texas-headquartered AEU Holdings and one of its subsidiaries, allegedly failed to pay medical bills for many of the 14,000 members of health plans administered by the companies for small businesses in Illinois and across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, which investigated after complaints from members. Black Wolf is based in Monee, according to court...

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