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News Story
10/28/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to stop making mid-year changes that raise out-of-pocket costs for individual consumers -- and to refund $8.3 million to people who paid them in 2011. Announced Tuesday, the agreement settles a class action in Los Angeles County Superior Court that alleged breach of contract and unfair business practices that reduced...
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
10/27/2015
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...