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Blog Post
12/13/2011
Posted by Judy Dugan
When I first noticed the ad below while hunting for cookie recipes, I was surprised to see a health insurance company buying a full page in the first pages of a cooking magazine. But reading it was another surprise. The headline touts "Free Annual Checkups," and the text of the Anthem Blue Cross ad takes credit for this brand-new...
Video
11/17/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog attorney Jerry Flanagan discusses why they have announced a class action lawsuit against Blue Cross, which is accused of charging policy holders new fees half way through their annual contract.
Video
11/17/2011
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Consumer Watchdog attorney Laura Antonini discusses why they have announced a class action lawsuit against Blue Cross, which is accused of charging policy holders new fees half way through their annual contract.
News Story
11/15/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross used "bait and switch" tactics to raise deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for some customers in the middle of their contract period. Click here to listen to audio of broadcast. Anthem Blue Cross Sued Over Higher Medical Insurance Deductibles For the second time this year California health insurer Anthem...
News Story
11/15/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
On Monday, the not-for-profit consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog filed a lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross, the Los Angeles Times reports. The lawsuit alleges that the insurer breached contracts with individual policyholders when it increased annual insurance deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs on May 1. The lawsuit is the...
News Story
7/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Members claimed that the company tried to send unprofitable business into a "death spiral," leaving them with bare-bones policies -- or no coverage. WellPoint subsidiary Anthem Blue Cross of California has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company manipulated rates and pressured members to change coverage in a...