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A UnitedHealth spokesman is contesting the claim. (Photo: iStock)

The Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group filed by the insurer’s former finance director, Benjamin Poehling, claiming the company overbilled the Medicare Advantage program by more than $1 billion at least. 

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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