Home › health insurance

health insurance

News Story
10/28/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to refund $8.3 million to tens of thousands of its members in California to settle a class-action lawsuit over mid-year changes to its health plans, the Los Angeles Times reports (Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, 10/27). Background In mid-2011, the insurer increased annual deductibles, out-of-pocket limits and...
News Release
10/28/2015
Posted by Eddie B
Santa Monica, CA – Anthem’s announcement of increased third quarter profits is the latest in a string of hefty health insurer profit reports that illustrate why consumers need protections against unreasonable and unjustified rate hikes, Consumer Watchdog said today. The advocacy group announced that it has endorsed legislation by Sen....
News Release
10/27/2015
Posted by Eddie B
Santa Monica, CA -- Under a class action settlement announced today, Anthem Blue Cross in California will no longer make mid-year changes to individual customers’ annual deductibles, co-pays, or other out-of-pocket costs and will refund $8.3 million to consumers.   The settlement resolves two lawsuits challenging mid-year changes Anthem...
News Story
10/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A state judge recommended Monday that one of California's largest utilities pay a nearly $17 million penalty for engaging in improper talks with regulators related to the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant. In a proposed decision, California Public Utilities Commission Administrative Law Judge Melanie Darling wrote...
News Story
10/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross, one of the state's largest health insurers, has agreed to a class-action lawsuit settlement that requires it to refund $8.3 million to roughly 50,000 policyholders, and refrain from making mid-year changes to consumers' annual deductibles, co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs. The settlement resolves two lawsuits...
News Story
10/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross of California will refund $8.3 million to 50,000 Californians because of mid-year changes it made to individual customers' annual policies in 2011, according to a class-action lawsuit settlement announced Tuesday.     Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica-based advocacy group, said the giant insurer also has agreed...
News Story
10/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen the audio segment of this radio broadcast. Health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross will refund $8.3 million to California consumers to settle two lawsuits. The lawsuits alleged Anthem illegally raised the co-pays and deductibles of 50,000 individual policyholders when it made changes to their policies in mid-2011. Insurers...
News Story
10/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio segment of this radio broadcast. Anthem Blue Cross has settled a class action lawsuit by agreeing to forgo mid-year changes to the deductible and out-of-pocket limits on its members' annual plans. The company, California's second-largest health insurer, also agreed to refund $8.3 million to tens of...
News Story
10/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross agreed to end midyear policy changes that raise costs for consumers and to reimburse nearly $8.3 million to about 50,000 customers in California as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit announced Tuesday. The settlement resolves two lawsuits filed by policyholders in Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2011 alleging...
News Story
10/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
When you sign up for an insurance policy, you’re given a price for that plan for the year. So when California consumers discovered changes to their Anthem Blue Cross policies in the middle of the year that came with extra out-of-pocket costs, two policyholders filed a class-action lawsuit against the insurance provider in 2011. Anthem Blue...