Lechner v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.

8:18-cv-00022-JFB-CRZ (D. Neb.)

Mutual of Omaha ERISA Settlement

UPDATE:   We have completed the distribution process pursuant to the Court's Final Order of Approval of Class-Action Settlement and the Plan of AllocationWe have calculated the Settlement Payments for all Eligible Participants and issued and mailed checks to Eligible Former Participants on August 6, 2021.  Eligible Current Participants shall receive their Settlement payments as earnings credited to their Active Plan Account on or about August 3, 2021.

Please be reminded that the check must be cashed or deposited within ninety (90) days of issuance, or by November 4, 2021, or it will expire and will not be reissued.  If the check is not cashed or deposited by the stale date, the Settlement Administrator will stop payment on it, and the Settlement Payment shall be deemed void.

All inquiries should include your Class Member ID and be sent to the Settlement Administrator: (a) using the “Contact” section of this website; (b) via telephone at 1-833-537-1189; or (c) via mail to: Lechner v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co., c/o Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 10, Warminster, PA 18974-0010.

 

If you were a participant in the Mutual of Omaha Long-Term Savings Plan or the Mutual of Omaha 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan at any time from January 25, 2012 through February 28, 2020 you may benefit from this class action settlement.


A Court authorized this website.  This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

This website and the notice advise you of a settlement (the “Settlement”) of a lawsuit against Mutual of Omaha  Insurance Company, United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, and members of Mutual of Omaha’s Retirement Plans Investment Committee, Mutual of Omaha’s Retirement Plans Administration Committee, and United of Omaha’s Investment Management Oversight Committee (collectively referred to as “Mutual” or “Defendants”).  In the lawsuit, Plaintiffs allege various claims related to the operation of the Mutual of Omaha 401(k) Long-Term Savings Plan and the Mutual of Omaha 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (the “Plans”).  In particular, Plaintiffs claim that Mutual breached its duties of prudence and loyalty by charging the Plans excessive and unreasonable fees in connection with the investment choices offered through Separate Account K, a group annuity contract, and receiving excessive and unreasonable compensation in connection with the management of the Guaranteed Account, which was a fixed income general account investment product available to participants in the Plans.  Mutual denies all of the allegations in the lawsuit.   Mutual contends that it administered the Plans prudently, lawfully, and properly, that the Plans’ investment options were and are prudent ones, and that the fees were and are reasonable and appropriate.   You should read the entire notice carefully because your legal rights will be affected whether you act or not. 

The notice explains your rights and options, including the deadline for you to object if you are opposed to this Settlement.

If you have questions about the notice or the proposed Settlement, you may contact Class Counsel (see answer to FAQ 11 for contact information).

Do not contact the Court or the Defendants for information about the Settlement.

The Settlement Administrator or Class Counsel can answer any questions you may have about the proposed Settlement.

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by Class Counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information, please call 1-833-537-1189.

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

Contact us with any inquiries, comments, and/or requests.

Important Dates

  • Mailing of Notices

    Friday, November 20, 2020
    Notices were printed and mailed to Class Members on Friday, November 20, 2020.
  • Objection Deadline

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021
    You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
  • Fairness Hearing Date

    Monday, February 1, 2021
    The Fairness Hearing is scheduled for Monday, February 1, 2021.  Please check this website for updates.

Important Documents

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