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News Story
7/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Wellpoint Inc. subsidiary Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co. was slapped with a proposed false advertising class action in California court on Tuesday alleging the insurer misled consumers regarding details of individual health plans offered under the Affordable Care Act. The insurer falsely represented that certain doctors and...
News Story
7/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
On Tuesday, Consumer Watchdog filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions" of consumers who enrolled in its health plans about which physicians and hospitals were included in their provider networks, Kaiser Health News reports. Details of Lawsuit Consumer Watchdog filed the lawsuit on the behalf of...
News Story
7/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Amid growing scrutiny statewide, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross faces another consumer lawsuit over its use of narrow networks in Obamacare coverage. Six Anthem policyholders sued California's largest for-profit health insurer Tuesday in state court, accusing the company of misrepresenting the size of its physician networks and the...
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7/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
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.
News Story
7/9/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A Southern California nonprofit filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Anthem Blue Cross misled millions of customers when rolling out its plans under the Affordable Care Act, leaving many enrollees on the hook for large out-of-pocket expenses. According to a report in the Sacramento Bee, the suit alleges that...
News Story
7/8/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
California 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...
News Story
4/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield of California have contributed $23.8 million to defeat a November ballot initiative that would allow California's insurance commissioner to deny health premium increases seen as excessive. The funding went to Californians Against Higher Health Care Costs, a lobbying group backed by insurers, the California Medical...
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10/22/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Anthem Blue Cross customers are getting letters that state that because of the requirements of Obamacare the company can no longer continue their current Anthem policy. Consumer Watchdog says it's the health insurers' fault, not the law's.
News Release
4/2/2013
Posted by Doug Heller
Santa Monica, CA –Anthem Blue Cross is again imposing an unreasonable rate increase on its small business customers, and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that the company will not budge on this excessive rate hike. Working with an independent actuary, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Consumer Watchdog analyzed the data...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is backtracking away from its previous requirement that certain members with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS and cancer, buy prescription drugs from a mail-order pharmacy. The decision comes just weeks after consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog filed a class-action lawsuit against Anthem, claiming its policy was...