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Legal Update
6/16/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Over the weekend, one of our federal employee "John Doe" clients received a nice surprise from his health insurer: the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ("BCBS") will no longer charge higher (discriminatory) co-pays for HIV drugs and has taken HIV drugs off its mandatory mail-order drug list, which threatened patient health,...
News Release
6/16/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA - Responding to mounting patient complaints, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (“BCBS”) has announced it will soon end its discriminatory HIV drug-pricing practices and has taken HIV/AIDS drugs off its mandatory mail-order drug list, which threatened patient health, safety, and privacy. Read the letter from BCBS...
Video
11/7/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog Admin
Following a demand by the Department of Insurance, Consumer Watchdog called on all other health insurance companies in California who cancelled approximately 900,000 policies this month to follow suit. Consumer Watchdog also asked Covered California, which has contracts with the insurers, to support the reprieve for beleaguered policyholders.
News Release
11/5/2013
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica -- In response to the news that Blue Shield is delaying its cancellation of policies for 90 days, following a demand by the Department of Insurance, Consumer Watchdog called on all other health insurance companies in California who cancelled approximately 900,000 policies this month to follow suit. Consumer Watchdog also asked Covered...
News Story
11/5/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Blue Shield will let some California policyholders extend their coverage for an additional 90 days — until March 31 — under a settlement with the California Department of Insurance announced Tuesday. The settlement is specific to Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co. — one of two Blue Shield companies...
News Story
8/22/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
California — A California superior court judge has given the green light to a consumer protection lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross. The suit accuses Blue Cross of deceptive and unfair practices. The company tried to bar the claim but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane Johnson said the case can proceed. Blue Cross of California sells...
News Release
8/20/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA -- A consumer protection lawsuit that would bar Blue Cross from changing “any term or benefit” of consumers’ health plans each month may proceed, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled. Judge Jane Johnson green-lighted two class action lawsuits brought by Consumer Watchdog and Shernoff Bidart Echeverria...
News Story
8/9/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Law360, Los Angeles (August 09, 2013, 3:46 PM ET) -- A California state judge Friday refused to trim a putative class action accusing Anthem Blue Cross of using “bait and switch” strategies to increase annual deductibles and premiums, ruling that the plaintiffs adequately pled that health plans are services recognized by the Consumer...
Legal Update
6/20/2013
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
According To Blue Cross, “Any Term or Benefit” of Health Coverage Could Change Each Month A consumer protection lawsuit that would bar Blue Cross from changing “any term or benefit” of consumers’ health plans each month may proceed, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled. Judge Jane Johnson green-lighted two...
News Story
6/18/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The health insurer wins a benefits panel's support. If finalized, about 27,000 L.A. workers and their families with Anthem coverage would face a change. Blue Shield of California, already facing a Los Angeles ethics complaint over potential conflicts of interest, is poised to take a lucrative health insurance contract for city workers away...