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1/7/2011
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) overstepped its constitutional authority in issuing a memorandum to health insurance companies on how to handle consumer complaints about autism treatment, a state judge ruled Dec. 30 (...
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1/7/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Only days into the job, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones faced off with the health insurance industry Thursday, calling on Blue Shield of California to delay plans to raise premiums by as much as 59 percent on nearly 200,000 Californians who buy health...
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1/7/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

State health regulators called on Blue Shield of California on Thursday to hold off raising its health insurance premiums for 60 days to thousands of individual policyholders, some of whom were hit with hikes as high as 59 percent. Blue Shield has raised rates for...
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1/7/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

While the House of Representatives is moving towards repealing the national healthcare reform law passed last year, residents of the nation's largest state are facing another round of health insurance rate hikes. Blue Shield of California, which raised rates...
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1/7/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Click here to listen to the audio clip of this broadcast. Blue Shield of California has shocked its policyholders with a proposal to raise premiums by as much as 59 percent, effective March 1. The San Francisco-based company says the higher rates are needed to...
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1/7/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

One of California's largest health insurers - Blue Shield - announced plans to hike its premiums by as much as 59%. The jacked up premium rates are set to take effect on March 1, pending review from state insurance regulators. The move impacts 193,000 individual...
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1/6/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

(AP/FILE)   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blue Shield of California is seeking another round of rate hikes that would mean a cumulative increase averaging over 30 percent over a five-month span for nearly 200,000 policy holders, reports Wednesday said...
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1/6/2011
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones are vowing to push back against massive health insurance rate hikes proposed by Blue Shield of California. Blue Shield has implemented...
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1/5/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

LOS ANGELES - A Superior Court judge overseeing an unusual consumer lawsuit against state regulators found that a 2009 policy that has allowed health insurance plans to more easily deny coverage for some costly autism therapies constituted an "underground...
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1/5/2011
Posted by Mark Reback

Court ruling finds regulator overstepped on memo to insurers about autism treatment complaints   State regulators shouldn't have sent health insurers a memo on how to handle complaints about autism treatments because it was tantamount to issuing a...