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Anthem Blue Cross

California Bill Targets Excess Health Insurance Rates

A bill that would allow state officials to reject rate increases proposed by health insurers is under intense lobbying pressure as it faces a key committee vote this week.

CBS San Francisco–07/05/2011

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem Settles Suit Involving 120K California Policyholders

Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the health insurer of manipulating policies and forcing California patients into higher deductible policies with fewer benefits.

CBS San Francisco–06/21/2011

California Assembly Approves Regulation Of Health Insurance Rates

Democrats in the California Assembly on Thursday narrowly approved giving state regulators the power to reject rate hikes proposed by health insurers, voting after Republican lawmakers walked out of the chamber in protest.

CBS San Francisco–06/02/2011

San Francisco General Hospital (City and County of San Francisco)

San Francisco Files Lawsuit Against Three Medical Insurers

San Francisco is suing three insurance companies on claims that they underpaid San Francisco General Hospital for emergency services given to policyholders.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/25/2011

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Calif. Regulator: Blue Cross Rate Hike Unreasonable

Double-digit rate hikes for 120,000 Anthem Blue Cross health insurance policyholders will take effect Sunday.

CBS San Francisco–04/29/2011

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem Blue Cross Delays $40M California Rate Hike

Anthem Blue Cross, the largest health plan in California, said Monday it will delay and reduce rate hikes that would have hit some 600,000 policyholders at an estimated cost of $40 million.

CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. (Dave Jones Campaign)

State Commissioner Criticizes Health Insurance Rate Hikes

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is calling for changes as the state’s health insurance premiums continue to rise.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/06/2011

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem To Raise Rates For 150,000 California Customers

Some Anthem Blue Cross policyholders in California are facing rate hikes that will average almost 15 percent — but they’re not the same policyholders who saw rates hiked an average of 25 percent last year.

CBS San Francisco–03/03/2011

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Fines Big Insurers For Underpayment Of Claims

After a state audit, California’s seven largest health insurers face nearly $5 million in fines for wrongly refusing to pay claims to hospitals and physicians.

CBS San Francisco–11/29/2010

CA OKs Anthem Rate Hike After Controversy

LOS ANGELES (KCBS) _ State regulators have approved rate hikes on individual Anthem Blue Cross health insurance policies, this after public outrage and government scrutiny halted a larger increase.

08/25/2010

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