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News Story
2/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — An actress claims Health Net’s “bait and switch” tactics forced her to pay $12,000 out-of-pocket for cancer treatment, an accusation echoed by at least two more women who are part of a class-action lawsuit against the insurance company. The lawsuit, which was filed late in 2014 and will...
Courtroom Case
2/3/2015
Posted by Laura Antonini
Lehman, et al. v. Health Net of California, Inc. et al, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC567361 Consumer Watchdog has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of California consumers against Health Net for misrepresenting its physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s...
News Story
12/22/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Law360, New York (December 22, 2014, 5:26 PM ET) -- Managed health care company Health Net of California Inc. was hit with a putative class action in California state court Friday alleging the company breached its individual health plan contracts by misprepresenting doctor availability in its Affordale Care Act plans. Plaintiffs allege that Health...
Video
12/15/2014
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Jerry Flanagan, lead attorney for the Consumer Watchdog group in California, says hundreds of thousands of people lost their doctors when insurers sold narrow networks without notice. "Consumers here were told that networks are going to be the same as they were before Obamacare ... and those are flat out lies," Flanagan said. Kevin...
News Release
11/19/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Santa Monica, CA - Two state audits released yesterday confirm a central allegation of twin class action lawsuits brought by Consumer Watchdog against Blue Shield and Blue Cross for dramatically misrepresenting the number of doctors available to consumers under new Obamacare health plans. "Hundreds of thousands of consumers have been misled...
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...
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
7/14/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Several Marin customers of Anthem Blue Cross Monday cheered on the efforts of a consumer watchdog group that has sued the California-based insurance giant for allegedly misrepresenting its new "Obamacare" plans. Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions of enrollees" about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its...
News Story
7/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio news broadcast. A consumer group said Wednesday it has filed a class action lawsuit that accuses a top California health insurer of fraud and unfair business practices allegedly intended to lure customers into buying its health insurance plans.  The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County...