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News Release
2/14/2017
Posted by Connor
  Santa Monica, CA – Consumers are just beginning to discover that Anthem eliminated coverage for out-of-network doctors ​now that the Affordable Care Act “Open Enrollment Period” to secure health coverage for 2017 ended on January 31. “Anthem broke the law and its promises to consumers by illegally eliminating...
News Story
1/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Mid-City woman said she was duped by an insurance company that sold her junk insurance. A year and a half ago, DeeAnn Davis lost her health insurance along with her job. “The Cobra insurance they extended was $900 a month. So I had to search for my own policy,” she said. So Davis called the...
Courtroom Case
1/18/2017
Posted by Laura Antonini
Paul Simon v. Blue Cross of California d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC639205 A California class-action lawsuit was filed on October 31, 2016 on behalf of California Anthem enrollees by attorneys for Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP and Consumer Watchdog targeting Anthem for characterizing and marketing its 2017...
Video
1/18/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
If you're with Anthem Blue Cross is your health insurance company, you may be losing access to your doctors. In September, Anthem sent a misleading notice. Customers' coverage for 2017 was being changed. Anthem patients now face huge new costs and threats to their health. Now customers have lost access to doctors outside the Anthem...
Blog Post
1/9/2017
Posted by Laura Antonini
Anthem Blue Cross delivered a blow to its California individual and family plan members at the start of the new year by stripping policies of out-of-network coverage. The worst part: most of these consumers don’t even know yet that they lost their out-of-network coverage for 2017. As of January 1, Anthem converted its 2016 PPO (Preferred...
News Story
11/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A judge ruled Tuesday against a restraining order that would have stopped Anthem Blue Cross from switching 500,000 Californians to health insurance plans offering no coverage for out-of-network care. A consumer group had asked the judge for the restraining order after Anthem sent notices saying customers would be automatically switched into plans...
News Story
11/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
(Reuters) - The plaintiff in a proposed class action accusing Anthem Blue Cross of California of engaging in a "bait and switch" by telling its individual customers that it will renew their health insurance plans for next year while actually slashing benefits has lost a motion for a temporary restraining order. Judge John Shepard Wiley...
News Story
11/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Tuesday denied an emergency request to stop Anthem from allegedly switching some California members out of their preferred provider organization plans and into new plans with significantly worse coverage without proper notice. Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based consumer advocacy organization, late...
News Story
11/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer group has asked a judge to immediately stop Anthem Blue Cross from switching 500,000 Californians to health plans offering no coverage for out-of-network care. The dispute is over a change Anthem made to its 2017 plans known as preferred provider organizations, or PPOs, throughout much of the state.     In court papers...
News Story
11/7/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
To hold down premiums, the insurer switched to policies with no out-of-network benefits.   Several weeks ago, thick envelopes from Anthem Blue Cross stuffed with 21 pages of text landed in the mailboxes of thousands of the company's California customers. The cover letter indicated right at the top that their premiums were going up, and...