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News Release
6/16/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – The U.S. Department of Justice should adopt today's recommendation by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and reject the proposed $50 billion merger of health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna, said Consumer Watchdog. Consumer Watchdog urged Commissioner Jones to reject the merger in testimony at a March...
News Story
6/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones urged federal officials to block the merger of health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., declaring the $54-billion deal anti-competitive and harmful to consumers. The state insurance department doesn’t have the authority to thwart the merger on its own, but Jones’ recommendation...
Video
9/13/2013
Posted by admin
A therapy for children with autism must be covered by public insurance companies, a California appeals court has ruled.   Applied Behavior Analysis — or ABA — "is a system in which every moment and action by the child is monitored and rewarded by the therapist on a one-to-one relationship for periods of 35, 40 hours a week,...
Video
8/14/2013
Posted by admin
While doctors recommend that getting treatment for autistic children is vital, insurance companies and state agencies battled over the bill for treatment. The specific method in question was Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA, one of the most effective treatments for Autism. Lucy Noland reports.
News Release
4/29/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Santa Monica, CA -- Mercury Insurance Company’s latest attempt to escape responsibility for overcharging tens of thousands of California motorists has been rejected by the courts. Facing hundreds of millions of dollars in fines in an administrative proceeding now being prosecuted by the California Department of Insurance, Mercury had asked...
Blog Post
12/28/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Did you see Jamie's blog? He's right, we've had an amazing 2012. We couldn't have done any of it without your support, and your tax-deductible contribution now will help us reach our year-end goal to cover next year's expenses. Your tips prompted our letter to the EPA that resulted in the first-ever recall of multiple car...
News Story
11/29/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
California health insurers are proposing double-digit rate increases for hundreds of thousands of policyholders, drawing criticism that health insurers are padding their profits as the nation prepares to carry out the federal health care law. Anthem Blue Cross, the state's largest for-profit health insurer, wants to raise rates an...
News Release
11/15/2012
Posted by Pam Pressley
Santa Monica, CA – Low-income Californians with good driving records should be given a 3.9% rate decrease on the state's innovative Low Cost Auto Insurance Program, according to an actuarial analysis Consumer Watchdog submitted to the California Department of Insurance Wednesday. The Insurance Commissioner is conducting an annual rate...