The state's largest for-profit health insurer will raise rates 8.2% on average, down from its earlier request of 10.4%, in response to pressure from state officials.
Anthem Blue Cross agreed to trim its rate increases for nearly 600,000 customers in California in response to pressure from state officials, but many families still could see premiums rise 20% starting in May.
Hi. I bought a new Subaru Impreza over Christmas. One of the main selling points was hugely improved gas mileage (27 city / 36 highway). After 3,500 miles, I'm still only getting a combined 24-25. It doesn't look like I'm alone. I've gotten a couple of surveys about the mileage from Subaru, so I'm wondering if people are complaining... I love the car, but the mileage has been SUPER disappointing.
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Santa Monica, CA – Anthem Blue Cross will raise health insurance rates for nearly 600,000 Californians by as much as 20% on May 1. A ballot initiative to make health insurance more affordable by regulating premium increases is necessary to protect Californians from excessive rate hikes, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign today.
Health Insurers preventing PPO subscribers from choosing their providers and out-of-network providers being squeezed out
3/22/2012 Posted by Anonymous
There appears to be a concerted effort on the part of Anthem Blue Cross to deny the choice of provider to their PPO subscribers by making this choice essentially an impossible one. While subscribers pay far higher premiums to be in a PPO, their ability to choose the provider they wish without severe finacial consequences is increasing.