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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 Release
6/22/2016
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA -- Anthem, Inc.’s, affiliated health plans are expanding the ways in which their members can receive HIV/AIDS specialty medications and will no longer have a requirement that members obtain HIV/AIDS medications only by mail. Specifically, Anthem’s affiliated health plan members receiving HIV/AIDS specialty medications...
News Story
5/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SOME consumers who bought universal life insurance policies decades ago are now facing premium increases in the double-digit percentages to maintain the policies. The policyholders have limited options, since finding affordable replacement policies would probably be difficult now that they are much older. The increases are drawing the attention...
News Release
5/9/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Los Angeles, CA -- A class action lawsuit against DIRECTV brought in 2008 by California consumers who were forced to pay unlawful early termination fees of up to $480 may proceed, the California Court of Appeal has decided.   The Court ordered the case back to Los Angeles Superior Court to determine whether DIRECTV waived its right to enforce...
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4/26/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Harvey Rosenfield of Consumer Watchdog says some life insurance companies are not notifying beneficiaries when theyhave been designated as recipients of benefits of life insurance policies, and the companies have been pocketing the money.
News Story
4/25/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of Californians are owed millions of dollars in life insurance benefits and may not even know it. Now, the state Controller’s Office is trying to hand $307 million to its proper owners. State officials said beneficiaries did not know they were named in the policies, and insurance...
News Story
4/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Across the country, the largest and best-known personal lines insurance carriers are doing battle with regulators to gain approval for large premium jumps in auto and home insurance. Most recently, consumer groups in California have urged the Department of Insurance to reduce its rates by at least 9.26%. According to Consumer Watchdog, the...
News Release
4/14/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA -- State Farm, California’s largest homeowner insurance company, has overcharged its customers approximately $78 million –$285,000 per day – since at least July 2015, and should be required to refund that money, Consumer Watchdog said this week in a detailed brief before the Department of Insurance.  Going...