Lincoln Benefit Trust (LBT)

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    The mission of the Lincoln Benefit Trust is to manage cost-effective health and wellness programs
    for all member entities that meets their organizational needs
    while maintaining a strong fiduciary responsibility of member resources.

    Who is Lincoln Benefit Trust?

    PA School District led consortium formed in 1979 when school districts realized the value and power of collective purchasing.  The founding concept centered on leveraging the collective size and resources of a group of school districts to influence the cost, quality and access to healthcare services of their community, region or state.

    • Comprised of 21 school districts – representing more than 22,000 covered lives.
    • Dedicated to providing value-based health care purchasing initiatives to Pennsylvania public school districts.
    • Committed to providing expert knowledge and assistance to school districts in achieving their organizational goals.

    As Pennsylvania School Districts seek to keep the cost of rising health care costs down and protect the value of their health benefits, Lincoln Benefit Trust provides expert services:

    • Financial Success
    • Saving Money – Group Purchasing
    • Consumer driven plan designs
    • Value Added Services

    Whether you are looking to tackle a large medical claims increase or simply reduce your budget, savings from Lincoln Benefit Trust is the best solution!

    Marty Schuj, LBT Trust Manager (717) 624-6493

LBT Staff

Staff Member Position Email Phone
Char Albin Accounts Receivable Clerk 717-624-6547
Natalie Kraus LBT Secretary 717-624-6492
Marty Schuj Trust Manager 717-624-6493
Lisa Smith Fiscal Assistant 717-624-6619

BCBS Class Action Settlement Info

  • Dear LBT Member Districts:

    This open letter is intended to identify resources that you, your District, or your employees who may be impacted by the BCBS Class Action Settlement can go for more information or to file a claim.

    You may receive notice by email or mail advising you of your rights under the settlement, including how and where you can submit a claim for a settlement payment. You may also see or hear advertising related to the settlement on TV, radio, in print and online. In the event that you received a postcard or a solicitation to take action, you are encouraged to leverage the information on the BCBS Settlement website only.

    Individuals or groups who have questions about the settlement, including whether they may be a member of the Damages Class and eligible for a payment, should be directed to do the following:

    For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to

    Note that the claims filing deadline is November 5, 2021 (Postmarked or Submitted Online). Claims may be submitted online or by mail to:

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement
    c/o JND Legal Administration
    PO Box 91390
    Seattle, WA 98111

    The Settlement and the Court’s preliminary approval order do not obligate the Trust or Member District’s as employers to notify employees of the settlement. Both employers and employees will receive notice of the Settlement through a Court-approved notice program. To the extent employers or employees have questions about the Settlement, they can review these FAQs, or contact the notice and claims administrator at (888) 681-1142.

    This settlement does not impact Highmark’s commitment to serve our members. They remain a strong organization, and will continue to lead the industry with health care solutions to help our members achieve their best health.

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