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Judge Amy Totenberg District Judge Amy Totenberg, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

A federal judge in Atlanta declined to grant the prayers of an Atlanta-based marketer of health care coverage for affiliated faith-based “health care sharing ministries” that sought the dismissal or compelled arbitration of a putative class action claiming its plans are both illegal and do not provide the coverage participants pay for. 

According to the complaint Atlanta-based Aliera Cos., formerly known as Aliera Healthcare Inc., pockets 84 cents for every dollar in premiums it collects, while federal statutes generally limit administrative costs and profits to 15% of premiums. 



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