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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...
News Story
9/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
This week, Consumer Watchdog filed two lawsuits alleging that Cigna and Blue Shield of California misled consumers who enrolled in their health plans about the size their provider networks, Kaiser Health News' "Capsules" reports (Appleby, "Capsules," Kaiser Health News, 9/25). Previous Lawsuit Against Anthem The new...
News Story
9/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The pushback against narrow networks that's sweeping the nation continues in the form of legal action as a consumer group filed lawsuits against Cigna and Blue Shield of California on Thursday. In two separate lawsuits, Consumer Watchdog alleged that Cigna and Blue Shield of California misled consumers with a "bait and switch" scheme...
News Release
9/25/2014
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Santa Monica, CA – 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...
News Story
9/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Insurers Cigna and Blue Shield of California misled consumers about the size of their networks of doctors and hospitals, leaving enrollees frustrated and owing large bills, according to two lawsuits filed this week in Los Angeles. “As a result, many patients were left without coverage in the course of treatment,” said Laura...
News Story
9/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Two of America’s biggest health insurance companies allegedly misrepresented their physician and hospital networks in order to boost sales during the Affordable Care Act’s “open enrollment period”, a consumer advocacy group said Thursday. KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports attorneys for...
News Story
9/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Sept. 25--WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- After claiming he paid way more for insurance that delivered way less and waited on hold for hours to complain, Kevin McCarthy said he needed a way to get Blue Shield of California's attention. So he sued them. The Westlake Village resident and his wife, Jane, are among the lead plaintiffs in one of two...
News Story
9/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A Santa Monica-based advocacy organization filed two separate class-action lawsuits against Blue Shield and Cigna, claiming the health insurance companies misrepresented their coverage in order to make a larger profit. The lawsuits, filed by Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica, alleges the two insurance companies delayed enrollment in Affordable...
News Story
9/25/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
As Sheila Davidson recovers from surgical complications, she said it's her Cigna healthcare policy that's making her sick. "It's a nightmare," Davidson said. "I fought this hard to get my health back. I'm not letting it go yet." Sally Greer suffers from heart disease, but calls her policy with Blue Shield "...
News Story
9/24/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Blue Shield of California and Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co. policyholders filed putative class actions in California state court on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, alleging the companies engaged in "bait and switch" schemes by misrepresenting doctor availability in their Affordable Care Act plans. The Complaints accuse Blue...