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News Story
10/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
On Wednesday, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (D) called Anthem Blue Cross' premium increase for small business health plans "excessive," the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/22). Jones' office can review rate filings, but it does not have the authority to reject them. The 9.8%...
News Story
10/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN DIEGO – A giant stink bomb was dropped outside the San Diego offices of Blue Shield Thursday by supporters of Proposition 45, a ballot measure that would require health insurance companies to disclose rate changes publically. A consumer “watchdog” group dumped a wheelbarrow-full of manure on the front door of Blue Shield...
News Story
10/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
California Statewide Ballot Measures Proposition 45—Healthcare Insurance. Rate changes, initiative statute.  This initiative requires the State Insurance Commissioner to approve rates and policy changes set by health insurance providers before they can be passed on to consumers. It will exempt large employers, but applies to the...
News Story
10/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --A new poll out shows Proposition 45 may be headed for defeat. Prop 45 would give the state's insurance commissioner the power to veto rate increases on health insurance, just as he can now for auto insurance. Currently, only 39 percent of voters say they'll vote for it. The proposition asks voters if they think the...
Video
10/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Michael Finney looks at the campaign for Prop 45 and how it is similar to the fight to pass Prop 103 back in the 80's.
News Story
10/22/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
In the final days of a battle over Proposition 45, California's insurance commissioner criticized Anthem Blue Cross for an "excessive" rate hike affecting 120,000 people with small-business health coverage. Dave Jones, the state's elected insurance commissioner, said Anthem had failed to justify its 10% average rate increase and...
News Story
10/22/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
With Election Day less than two weeks away, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones blasted Anthem Blue Cross for what he deemed an "unreasonable" rate increase for a small sub-set of its business. Jones described the 9.8 percent boost in rates for roughly 120,000 small-group enrollees as the fourth consecutive rate increase by the Thousand...
News Story
10/22/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday accused Anthem Blue Cross of imposing “excessive” rate hikes on 120,000 customers covered by the company’s small-business policies. The announcement gave Jones another opportunity to urge voters less than two weeks before the November general election to vote for...
News Story
10/21/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Four California insurers have contributed a total of more than $12 million over five days to efforts to defeat a November ballot initiative related to health insurance rate regulation, the Los Angeles Times reports (Lifsher, Los Angeles Times, 10/20). Proposition 45 -- which is being promoted by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (D) and Consumer...
News Story
10/21/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— California may not have the hotly contested, high-profile races for U.S. Senator or governor that some other states do this year, but it’s still attracting some of the biggest campaign spending in the country. To many voters, this is kind of a sleepy campaign season, but there’s still close to $200 million...