Update: Distribution of Settlement awards to timely, valid claims began on February 6, 2024. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery of your paper check. If you have any questions or issues, please email info@MHSDataSettlement.com.

Settlement Information

The class action lawsuit concerns a cyberattack experienced by MHS between July 10, 2021, and August 15, 2021 (the “Data Breach”) involving MHS in which it was determined that an unauthorized third party may have gained access to certain MHS files containing customers’ names, Social Security numbers, medical/treatment information, health insurance information, other protected health information as defined by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), and additional personally identifiable information (“PII”) and protected health information (“PHI”) that defendant collected and maintained (collectively referred to in this Settlement as “Private Information”). MHS denies any wrongdoing and denies that it has any liability but has agreed to settle the lawsuit on a classwide basis.

Who Is a Class Member?

You are affected by the Settlement and potentially a member of the Class if you reside in the United States and your Private Information may have been compromised in connection with the Data Breach, including if you were mailed a notification by or on behalf of MHS regarding the Data Breach.

Settlement Benefits

Class Members under the Settlement Agreement will be eligible to receive one, two, and/or three of the following Settlement benefits:

  • Pro Rata Cash Payment: $50 cash payment from the Settlement Fund that will be increased or decreased pro rata depending on the amount remaining in the Settlement Fund after allocation of the Settlement Fund for reimbursement of documented Out-of-Pocket Expenses, payments for lost time, attorneys’ fees and expenses, and Notice and Administrative Expenses.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Reimbursement for the actual amount of unreimbursed Out-of-Pocket Expenses or expenses up to $5,000, with supporting documentation of the monetary losses or expenses; and/or
  • Lost-Time: Compensation of up to $100 for time spent dealing with issues related to the Data Breach, including but not limited to reviewing your accounts, enrolling in credit protection services, or responding to fraud, identity theft, or other alleged misuse of your personal information that is fairly traceable to the Data Breach. Claims for lost time can be combined with claims for Out-of-Pocket Expenses but are subject to the $5,000.00 cap. All payments to Class Members for valid claims under the Settlement might be reduced pro rata, including those for Out-of-Pocket Expenses and Lost-Time, depending on the total number of valid claims submitted.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit a Claim FORM

deadline passed

This is the only way you will receive payment. You may submit a claim HERE.

Exclude Yourself bY OptING Out OF THE CLASS

deadline passed

You will receive no payment. If you are a Class Member, you must exclude yourself from this class action settlement in order to retain your right to bring any other lawsuit against Defendant for the same claims. Refer to FAQ 15 for detailed instructions on how to exclude yourself from the Settlement.

Object to the Settlement

deadline passed

You can write the Court about why you disagree with the Settlement. Refer to FAQ 16 for detailed instructions on how to object to the Settlement.


On December 4, 2023

You can ask to speak to the Court at the Final Approval Hearing about the fairness of the Settlement, with or without your own attorney.

Do Nothing

no deadline

You will receive no payment. You will also give up rights if you are a Class Member.

Dates and Deadlines

Claims Deadline

October 15, 2023

Exclusion Deadline

September 15, 2023

Objection Deadline

September 15, 2023

Fairness Hearing

December 4, 2023