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The Anthem Companies, Inc.

Canaday et al. v. The Anthem Companies, Inc.
Court File No. 1:19-cv-01084 (Western District of Tennessee)

On May 7, 2019, our law firm filed a case against The Anthem Companies, Inc. (“Anthem”) in the Western District of Tennessee on behalf of Utilization Management Nurses, Utilization Review Nurses, Medical Management Nurses, Nurse Reviewers, Nurse Reviewer Associates, and similar positions. The Named Plaintiff seeks overtime pay on behalf of herself and all other similarly situated nurses who worked for Anthem, or for one of its subsidiaries, in any location across the country. The Complaint alleges that Utilization Management Nurses, Utilization Review Nurses, Medical Management Nurses, Nurse Reviewers, Nurse Reviewer Associates, and similar positions were paid a salary and did not receive any overtime compensation for overtime hours worked as a result of Anthem’s unlawful practice of classifying them as exempt, salaried employees. 

Anthem is a parent company to or otherwise affiliated with many other health insurance plans across the nation. These companies include but may not be limited to:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Anthem Life Insurance
  • America’s 1st Choice
  • Amerigroup
  • Aspire Health
  • CareMore
  • Freedom Health
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSun
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • Simply Healthcare
  • UniCare.

The case was filed as a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. § 216(b).  The Plaintiffs seek unpaid overtime compensation and double damages.

To learn more about this case or about how to join it, feel free to contact the case clerk, Jacob Skold, at jskold@nka.com or call (612) 256-3226.

Type of Case

Unpaid Overtime

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Case Updates

  • August 23, 2019

    The Anthem Companies, Inc. Update

    The Court recently held a scheduling conference with the parties on August 8, 2019. The parties discussed waiting to enter specific deadlines in the case until after the Court decides our motion for conditional class certification.  That motion will ask the Court to order Anthem to provide us with a list of all utilization review nurses who may be eligible to make a claim for their overtime pay.

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