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News Release
11/13/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA – Beginning on Saturday consumers may enroll in new health coverage or switch plans for 2015. Consumers should be cautious when choosing coverage because health insurers continue to throw up roadblocks to quality care, said Consumer Watchdog.   “Federal health reform has dramatically improved the health care...
Courtroom Case
11/12/2014
Posted by Laura Antonini
Davidson v. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company; Cigna HealthCare of California, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC558566 Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of California consumers against Cigna for misrepresenting its physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable...
Courtroom Case
11/12/2014
Posted by Laura Antonini
McCarthy, et al. v. California Physicians’ Service d/b/a Blue Shield of California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC558549 Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of California consumers against Blue Shield for misrepresenting its physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales...
Courtroom Case
11/12/2014
Posted by Laura Antonini
Felser, et al. v. Blue Cross of California, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC550739 Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of California consumers against Blue Cross for misrepresenting its physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s first...
News Story
10/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a bill (SB 964) to increase oversight of insurers' provider networks, the Sacramento Business Journal reports (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 10/2). Background More than 170 complaints have been filed against Anthem Blue Cross over the insurer's narrow provider networks, while 130 complaints have...
News Story
10/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Thousands of consumers who were granted a reprieve to keep insurance plans that do not meet the federal health law’s standards are now learning those plans will be discontinued at year’s end, and they will have to choose a new, possibly more costly policy. Cancellations are in the mail to customers in markets where insurers say the...
News Story
9/29/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Health insurers offering plans through Covered California likely will continue to have narrow physician networks during the state health insurance exchange's second open enrollment period, according to an analysis by the Los Angeles Times. Background More than 170 complaints have been filed against Anthem Blue Cross over the insurer's...
Video
9/26/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Consumer advocates filed two separate lawsuits against Cigna and Blue Shield of California for misrepresenting their physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31. “Blue Shield and Cigna lied to patients about the most important...
Video
9/26/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Consumer advocates filed two separate lawsuits against Cigna and Blue Shield of California for misrepresenting their physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31. “Blue Shield and Cigna lied to patients about the most important...
Video
9/26/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Consumer advocates filed two separate lawsuits against Cigna and Blue Shield of California for misrepresenting their physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment period’ that ended on March 31. “Blue Shield and Cigna lied to patients about the most important...