Anthem Blue Cross
The nation’s second-largest health insurer said Friday that for two years it will provide credit monitoring, identity theft repair assistance if someone experiences fraud, and identity protection designed specifically for children. The services are available to all current and former customers since 2004.
After a huge hack, Anthem is warning about “phishing” scam emails that are targeting people it insures or has insured in the past.
Dr. Jeffrey Nordella’s battle with Anthem lasted over a decade, and left him in financial ruin.
Some 10,000 Anthem Blue Cross members are no longer covered at Stanford Health Care Hospital because of a contract dispute the where the hospital abruptly cancelled the Anthem’s contract.
For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has been investigating consumer complaints about Covered California insurance policies. The months long investigation uncovered everything from too few doctors to complaints of insurance bait and switch.
State Investigating Covered California Insurers After KPIX 5 Reports On Customers Not Finding Doctors
State regulators are investigating whether two large insurance companies, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, may have broken state laws by misleading customers who signed up for their plans through Covered California.
For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has been reporting that many newly-insured consumers on Covered California haven’t been able to find a doctor under their new plans. Now, even insurers are telling some they are out of luck.
Two months after KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch first reported about some doctors listed on the Covered California exchange were actually not accepting the plans, insurer Anthem Blue Cross admitted that nearly 1,000 doctors were erroneously listed.
Twelve health insurance companies have signed contracts to offer coverage through California’s new exchange as part of the federal health care law.
California is getting an early look at how President Barack Obama’s health care reform measure will work. The Golden State was the first in the nation to set up a health insurance exchange.