Oscar will appeal its case against Florida Blue over the use of exclusive broker policies, which Oscar alleges is anticompetitive, company officials said Tuesday, October 15.
The startup health insurer announced it is filing an appeal because it “refuses to stand by as Florida Blue enforces this anti-consumer, anti-competitive policy.”
In September, a federal judge in Florida ruled against Oscar in siding with Florida Blue to dismiss the case. Exclusive broker policies are shielded from antitrust scrutiny under federal law, the judge ruled.
“Oscar is committed to consumer choice and refuses to stand by as Florida Blue enforces this anti-consumer, anti-competitive policy,” the company stated.
In an emailed statement, Florida Blue stated it will “continue to vigorously defend against this lawsuit on appeal, all the while continuing to support our contracted general agents who are striving to deliver on our mission of helping the people and communities of Florida achieve better health.”
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