SUNSTAR HEALTH PLAN, INC.


    Company Information

  • Company Demographic Information
    Name of Company:
    SUNSTAR HEALTH PLAN, INC.
    Case Number:99 6705
    Guaranty Association:
    Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan
    Type of Coverage:
    Health Maintenance Organization
    State of Domicile:
    Florida
    Status of Receivership:
    Closed
    Important Receivership Dates
    Date of Rehabilitation:
    N/A
    Date of Liquidation:
    February 01, 2000
    Policy Cancellation Date:N/A
    Claims Filing Deadline:
    February 02, 2001
    Objection Deadline:
    N/A
    Date of Discharge:
    December 28, 2012


  • Notice of Receivership

    SunStar Health Plan, Inc. ("SunStar") was a Florida health maintenance organization based in Heathrow, Florida. SunStar wrote group and health care policies and provided health care coverage to approximately 80,000 subscribers, including approximately 1,000 Medicare subscribers. On December 9, 1999, the Florida Department of Financial Services petitioned the Second Judicial Circuit Court in and for Leon County, Florida ("Court") to appoint the Department as Receiver of SunStar for purposes of liquidation. The Department's action was based on an examination of SunStar's financial condition. The Department requested a "show cause" hearing which was held on February 1, 2000. At the hearing, SunStar was given an opportunity to argue why it should not be placed in receivership. At the hearing, SunStar was found to be insolvent and SunStar was court ordered into liquidation on February 1, 2000. The Florida Department of Financial Services is the court appointed Receiver of SunStar.


  • Claims Evaluation and Distribution

    On July 21, 2004, the First Interim Claims Report was filed with the Court in the estate of SunStar. On July 23, 2004, the Court issued an order approving the report. On July 23, 2004, notices were mailed to 6,387 claimants who filed a proof of claim in the estate. The notice informed them of the Receiver's recommendations concerning the classification and amount of their claim, along with instructions on how to proceed if the claimant objected to the recommendations. Objections were required to be filed by the claimant, in writing, with both the Court and Receiver and postmarked by September 15, 2004. Objections filed after that date were not considered.


    On February 7, 2006, the Second Interim Claims Report was filed with the Court. On February 8, 2006, the Court issued an order approving the report. Notices were then mailed to seven claimants who filed a proof of claim in the estate. The notice informed them of the Receiver's recommendations concerning the classification and amount of their claim, along with instructions on how to proceed if the claimant objected to the recommendations. Objections were required to be filed by the claimant, in writing, with both the Court and Receiver and postmarked by April 17, 2006. Objections filed after that date were not considered.


    On July 13, 2007, the Third Interim Claims Report was filed with the Court. On July 19, 2007, the Court issued an order approving the report. Notices were then mailed to nine claimants who filed a proof of claim in the estate. The notice informed them of the Receiver's recommendations concerning the classification and amount of their claim, along with instructions on how to proceed if the claimant objected to the recommendations. Objections were required to be filed by the claimant, in writing, with both the Court and Receiver and postmarked by August 23, 2007. Objections filed after that date were not considered.


    On October 12, 2007, the Fourth Interim Claims Report was filed with the Court. On October 15, 2007, the Court issued an order approving the report. Notices were then mailed to 21 claimants who filed a proof of claim in the estate. The notice informed them of the Receiver's recommendations concerning the classification and amount of their claim, along with instructions on how to proceed if the claimant objected to the recommendations. Objections were required to be filed by the claimant, in writing, with both the Court and Receiver and postmarked by November 30, 2007. Objections filed after this date were not considered.


    On February 7, 2008, the Receiver filed a motion for approval of the Final Claims Report, Claims Distribution Report, Distribution Accounting and approval to make a distribution to claimants in Classes 1, 2, and 3. On February 7, 2008, an order was entered that granted approval for the Receiver to mail distribution checks representing 100% of the recommended and adjudicated amounts to claimants in Classes 1, 2 and 3. As a result of the order, 327 claimants were approved to receive a distribution check. The checks were mailed on February 19, 2008. On August 6, 2010, the Fifth Interim Claims Report was filed with the Court. On August 9, 2010, the Court issued an order approving the report. On August 30, 2010, notices were mailed to 447 claimants who filed a proof of claim in the estate. The notice informed them of the Receiver's recommendations concerning the classification and amount of their claim, along with instructions on how to proceed if the claimant objected to the recommendations. Objections are required to be filed by the claimant, in writing, with both the Court and Receiver and postmarked by October 28, 2010. Objections filed after this date will not be considered.


    On October 25, 2011, checks were made to Class 2 and 3 claimants not previously paid in the February 19, 2008 distribution representing 100% of the recommended and adjudicated amount. One Class 5 check was mailed at 100% of the recommended and adjudicated amount. A total of 3,441 checks were mailed to Class 6 claimants representing 18.6% of the recommended and adjudicated amount.


    Providers wanting to know what their check was for so they can apply the payment to the proper clients should refer to the documentation initially used to file their claim, if still available. Unfortunately, due to the age of the estate, the Receiver no longer has access to claimant level detail to answer these questions.
    On May 10, 2012, using additional funds recovered by the Receiver, a total of 3,840 checks were mailed to Class 6 claimants representing 4.03% of the unpaid balance of the recommended and adjudicated amount owed each claimant. The total of all checks was $1,442,560.34.


    On September 27, 2012, using funds recovered by the Receiver after the May 2012 distribution, a total of 3,840 checks were mailed to Class 6 claimants representing 2.5% of the unpaid balance of the recommended and adjudicated amount owed each claimant. The total of all checks was $840,020.40. At this time, no further distributions are contemplated in this estate. The Receiver plans to close the SunStar Receivership by the end of 2012. Claimants receiving distribution checks are urged to deposit/cash the checks by the end of October 2012.



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    Court Documents

    DateTitleSize
    12/21/2012Order Approving Receiver's Discharge Accounting Statement, Directing Final Discharge and Authorizing Destruction of Obsolete Records28K
    12/18/2012Receiver's Motion for Order Approving Discharge Accounting Statement, Directing Final Discharge and Authorizing Destruction of Obsolete Records 120K
    10/06/2011Order Approving Receiver's Final Claims Report, Claims Distribution Report and Distribution Accounting and Authorizing Distribution28K
    09/29/2011Receiver's Motion for Order Approving Final Claims Report, Claims Distribution Report and Distribution Accounting and Authorizing Distribution169K
    08/09/2010Order Approving Fifth Interim Claims Report28K
    08/06/2010Receiver's Motion for Order Approving Fifth Interim Claims Report110K
    07/19/2007Order Approving Third Interim Claims Report and Recommendations29K
    02/08/2006Receiver's Motion for Order Approving Third Interim Claims Report and Recommendations40K
    02/08/2006Order Approving Second Interim Filed Claims Report and Recommendations on Non-Guaranty Association Claims28K
    07/30/2004Order Approving First Interim Filed Claims Report and Recommendation on Non-Guaranty Association Claims33K
    07/21/2004Order Approving First Interim Filed Claims Report and Recommendation on Non-Guaranty Association Claims724K
    02/01/2000Order Appointing The Florida Department of Insurance as Receiver For Purposes of Liquidation, Injunction and Notice of Automatic Stay256K
    10/15/1989Order Approving Third Interim Claims Report and Recommendations19K

     

    Notices

    DateTitleSize
    07/30/2004Notice to Claimants35K
    03/23/2000Receiver's Notice to Providers of Continuing Care38K
    02/11/2000Receiver's Notice to Agent or Broker96K
    02/08/2000Receiver's Notice to Provider55K
    02/08/2000Receiver's Notice to Subscriber68K
    02/08/2000Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan's Notice to Provider15K
    02/04/2000Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan's Notice to Subscriber41K