The Federal Trade Commission is working to permanently shut down Simple Health Plans LLC, which it asserts is a ‘sham’ health insurance provider whose owner, Steven Dorfman, has diverted millions of dollars for his own personal use.
According to the FTC, Simple Health Plans was marketing itself to consumers as a provider of comprehensive insurance policies that were compliant with the Affordable Care Act.
In reality, Simple Health customers found themselves deep in debt after receiving medical care they thought was covered with no deductibles. In essence, customers of Simple Health were left completely uninsured “and subjected to nearly unlimited financial exposure”.
At the same time that his alleged victim were reeling from the realization that they were liable for, in some cases, tens of thousands in medical expenses, Dorfman was spending lavishly, including:
Steven J. Dorfman pictured at an event commemorating a $25,000 donation by his company, Simple Health Plans LLC, to a nonprofit organization in April 2018. Image Source.
More than $1 million in jewelry
Luxury vehicles, including a Rolls-Royce Wraith and Lamborghini Aventador
Cash transfers of $368,000 to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
A $57,000 tab incurred at one nightclub in a single evening, part of $341,000 in total nightclub spending
Rent on his $1.4 million oceanfront condominium
Nearly $300,000 for his recent wedding at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami, “for which Dorfman spent $133,000 on flowers alone.”
If you purchased a bad health insurance plan through Simple Health Plans, or one of their subsidiaries, we want to hear from you. Contact the Sonn Law Group online or call us at 305.912.3000. Our attorneys are standing by to listen to your story and answer your questions.
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