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11/2/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A Santa Monica-based consumer-advocacy group sued Anthem Blue Cross Tuesday, accusing the insurer of misleading customers by sending them policy renewal notices without adequately warning them the plans no longer provide coverage for out-of-network physicians. "Anthem is breaking the law and its promises to consumers by attempting to...
News Story
11/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Calling it a classic “bait and switch,” a California consumer group on Tuesday lashed out at Anthem Blue Cross of California, accusing it of misrepresenting to its customers that the health insurer’s  “renewal notice” for 2017 is actually railroading unassuming members into brand-new, bare-bones plans. Santa...
News Story
11/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog claims insurance company charges more for inferior coverage SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health insurance company Anthem Blue Cross is misleading several hundred thousand customers about changes in their policies that will leave them paying more for inferior coverage, a consumer advocacy group said in a lawsuit...
News Story
11/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A Santa Monica-based consumer-advocacy group sued Anthem Blue Cross Tuesday, accusing the insurer of misleading customers by sending them policy renewal notices without adequately warning them the plans no longer provide coverage for out-of-network physicians. “Anthem is breaking the law and its promises to consumers by attempting to...
News Story
11/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
On the first day of Obamacare open enrollment, a consumer group sued Anthem Blue Cross for attempting to automatically renew policies that no longer cover out-of-network costs for hundreds of thousands of Californians. A lawyer for Consumer Watchdog said Tuesday that Anthem was “railroading existing members into bare-bones plans”...
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11/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
On the first day of Obamacare open enrollment, a consumer group sued Anthem Blue Cross for attempting to automatically renew policies that no longer cover out-of-network costs for hundreds of thousands of Californians.
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11/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A Santa Monica-based consumer-advocacy group sued Anthem Blue Cross Tuesday, accusing the insurer of misleading customers by sending them policy renewal notices without adequately warning them the plans no longer provide coverage for out-of-network physicians.
News Story
10/24/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment.   Exide Technologies is suing the California Department of Public Health to obtain more data about the sources of lead contamination around its former battery recycling plant in Vernon. The state is pushing back, arguing that releasing the information would threaten the...
News Story
10/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Tesla has used humans as ‘guinea pigs,' Consumer Watchdog claims A non-profit consumer advocacy group yesterday called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to keep robotic cars off the road until the federal government enacts "enforceable" safety standards. Consumer Watchdog made its announcement on the same day...
News Release
10/19/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to prohibit autonomous vehicles without a human driver capable of taking control until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enacts enforceable standards covering the safety performance of robot cars. NHTSA has proposed a...