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News Release
7/24/2014
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA - Consumer Watchdog attorneys representing consumers dissatisfied with the proposed nationwide settlement of a class action against Hyundai and Kia over misrepresenting the fuel economy of their vehicles are continuing their advocacy this morning in federal court in Los Angeles, seeking additional improvements in the settlement....
News Release
7/23/2014
Posted by Pam Pressley
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog has petitioned Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to hold public hearings on the excessive rates of three top homeowners insurers – Allstate, CSAA, and Liberty Mutual. Additionally, Consumer Watchdog petitioned the Commissioner to reject CSAA’s (Northern California Auto Club) request to hike...
News Story
7/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Several Marin customers of Anthem Blue Cross Monday cheered on the efforts of a consumer watchdog group that has sued the California-based insurance giant for allegedly misrepresenting its new "Obamacare" plans. Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions of enrollees" about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio news broadcast. A consumer group said Wednesday it has filed a class action lawsuit that accuses a top California health insurer of fraud and unfair business practices allegedly intended to lure customers into buying its health insurance plans.  The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is now facing multiple lawsuits over the narrow physician networks it used in plans on California's ObamaCare exchange, according to a report. A new lawsuit filed Tuesday in state court alleges that the insurance giant misled consumers into buying plans with narrow networks when they believed they were receiving more...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross misrepresented the size of its physician and hospital networks in an effort to bolster sales during the Affordable Care Act enrollment period, according to a lawsuit announced on Wednesday. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog, contends the insurer also concealed the fact...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Bait and switch? A consumer group is going after one of the state's largest health providers. A class action lawsuit has been filed that alleges Anthem Blue Cross tried to inflate its market share by overstating the number of doctors and hospitals in its network during the open enrollment period for Obamacare. Consumer Watchdog also alleges...
News Release
7/9/2014
Posted by Laura Antonini
Santa Monica, CA - Blue Cross vastly misrepresented the size of its physician and hospital networks and other key health plan contract terms in order to increase sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31, according to a new California class action lawsuit filed by Blue Cross customers...
News Story
7/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES -- California insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions of enrollees" about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its new "Obamacare" plans and failed to disclose that many policies wouldn't cover care outside its approved network, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday....
News Story
7/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Statewide insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross misled “millions of enrollees” about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its new plans, and failed to disclose that many policies wouldn’t cover care outside its approved network, according to a class action lawsuit filed Tuesday. As a result, many consumers have...