UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 18-cv-62593
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION,
SIMPLE HEALTH PLANS LLC, a Florida limited liability company, et al.
Message from the Receiver:
On October 31, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (the “Court”), styled Federal Trade Commission v. Simple Health Plans LLC, et al., Case No.: 18-cv-62593-GAYLES (“Receivership Case”) against the Receivership Entities and their owner, Steven J. Dorfman. The FTC filed the case under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. § 53(b) and the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6108 to obtain temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, rescission or reformation of contracts, restitution, refund of monies paid, disgorgement of ill-gotten monies and other equitable relief. The FTC has asserted and the Court has found that the Receivership Entities have sold limited benefit plans and medical discount memberships to consumers by misrepresenting that such products are comprehensive health insurance or the equivalent of such insurance, or are qualified health insurance plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
One October 31, 2018, the Court entered an Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Order With Asset Freeze, Appointment Of A Temporary Receiver, And Other Equitable Relief, And Order To Show Cause Why A Preliminary Injunction Should Not Issue, which appointed me as Receiver over the Receivership Entities. A copy of the Order is posted on this website.
As Receiver, I am charged with, among other things, taking control of Simple Health’s assets and examining its business affairs to determine the best course of action to maximize the value of Simple Health’s assets for its creditors. On November 1, 2018, I shut down the business operations of the Receivership Entities. I will prepare periodic status reports and post the status reports on this website.