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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Violation of Pennsylvania Nonprofit Law

Herman Wooden and Thomas Logan, members of a committee that advised Highmark’s board for 15 years, allege that Highmark, a nonprofit corporation, is violating Pennsylvania law by accumulating excessive profits. According to the lawsuit, Highmark is required to use any profit above an “incidental” amount for the benefit of its customers. The lawsuit claims that a similar nonprofit insurer capped its profit margin at two percent of revenue, and if Highmark had similarly capped its 2010 profit it should have refunded approximately $126 million to its customers.

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Consol. Amd. Complaint
1/5/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Highmark Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Highmark Quarterly Statement (excerpt) 2/27/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database