# A $15,000-a-month payment by a subsidiary of PHP to its profit-making management company, United Healthcare Corp. Hatch said he has ordered return of the payments, which total about $350,000, because no services apparently were given.
# Blue Cross/Blue Shield's payment for a trip to Switzerland by
relatives of some top executives. Hatch said he ordered the practice
Nancy Hurd, a spokesman for PHP, said the company wouldn't comment on
nonconcrete accusations. No response could be obtained from Blue
Hatch also criticized Group Health Inc. for a March 31 letter to its
senior-citizen members. It said the tax would cost them the equivalent
of more than five months' additional premiums. Hatch said a 2 percent
tax couldn't create that increase. George Halvorson,
president of Group Health, said the total increase would indeed come to
that much if the tax applied to Medicare payments to the company. But
since the letter was written, an amendment has been offered to exclude
those payments from the computation, so the statement would no longer
be correct, he said.