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News Release
11/21/2011
CONTACT Carmen Balber
Washington, DC – The Department of Health and Human Services deemed a health insurance rate hike unreasonable under the federal health reform law for the first time today, and called on a Pennsylvania health insurer, Everence, to reverse the 12% increase and refund excess premiums to policyholders.     However, neither federal...
Video
11/17/2011
KTVU TV-2 story: Blue Cross Sued By Consumer Watchdog for Breach Of Contract
Video
11/17/2011
Consumer Watchdog attorney Jerry Flanagan discusses why they have announced a class action lawsuit against Blue Cross, which is accused of charging policy holders new fees half way through their annual contract.
Video
11/17/2011
Consumer Watchdog attorney Laura Antonini discusses why they have announced a class action lawsuit against Blue Cross, which is accused of charging policy holders new fees half way through their annual contract.
News Release
11/17/2011
CONTACT Carmen Balber & Judy Dugan
Washington DC – State insurance regulators will vote on Tuesday whether to deny consumers an estimated $1.1 billion in health insurance premium rebates nationally. The group appears set to approve a resolution sponsored by the insurance sales lobby and insurance companies aimed at gutting limits on wasteful bureaucracy, executive salaries...
Blog Post
11/15/2011
By Judy Dugan
The insurance commissioners of the 50 states held a private conference call Tuesday, and a number of them apparently noted/complained that they're getting "all these messages and faxes" from consumers opposing a resolution the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is about to vote on. So thanks to all who emailed or...
News Release
11/14/2011
CONTACT Carmen Balber or Judy Dugan
Washington, DC -- Consumer Watchdog joined national consumer groups to mobilize members today and demand that state insurance commissioners reject a proposal to increase health insurance industry sales commissions and profits at the expense of individuals struggling to pay for insurance. Consumer Watchdog called on state insurance regulators to...
Blog Post
11/9/2011
By Jamie Court
We just filed our ballot initiative to make health insurance companies open their books and publicly justify, under penalty of perjury, proposed rate changes before they take effect. If we collect 504,760 signatures to qualify the measure, California voters will have the opportunity to vote on The Insurance Rate Public Justification And...
Blog Post
11/7/2011
By Carmen Balber
Thank you to everyone who made a call and helped block this sneak vote pushed by health insurance companies and their salespeople to boost industry profits and broker salaries. The insurance industry and its allies have made numerous attempts to force a vote on their plan to gut a key consumer protection rule at a meeting of the National...
Blog Post
11/6/2011
By Carmen Balber
You did it! I just confirmed that state insurance regulators postponed the secret vote urged by the insurance industry to gut the health reform rule that could force insurers to rein in waste and excessive profits.

 Thanks to your quick calls and messages, and the hard work of a few state regulators outraged over the stealth attack, a...