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State Investigating Flawed Covered California Doctor Lists From Insurers

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.


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Cancellation Delayed For 115,000 Blue Shield Of California Policies

California’s insurance commissioner has reached an agreement with one of the state’s major health insurance companies to delay its cancellation of more than 115,000 individual policies under the federal Affordable Care Act.


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

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Calif. Regulator Questions Blue Shield Rate Hike

For the second time this year, Blue Shield of California is facing scrutiny from a state regulator on double-digit rate hikes for individual health insurance policyholders.

CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011

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Blue Shield Of California Cancels Proposed Rate Hike

Blue Shield of California says it is withdrawing its plan to increase health insurance rates for individual policyholders in what would have been the third such rate hike since October.


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Blue Shield Freezes San Francisco Public Employee Premiums

Blue Shield has entered an agreement with the city of San Francisco that will keep insurance premiums for current and retired city employees at their current levels for at least a year, officials said Wednesday.


Blue Shield Of California Says Review Supports Rate Hikes

Blue Shield of California said an independent review has found that its most recent rate hikes on health insurance policies are not excessive and meet state and federal requirements.

CBS San Francisco–03/01/2011

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Blue Shield Delays Rate Hikes Following Protests

Rate hikes of up to 59 percent for members of Blue Shield of California won’t be going into effect on March 1 as previously thought.


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Insurance Commissioner Not Backing Down From Blue Shield Over Rate Increase

State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has renewed his criticism of Blue Shield of California Saturday and plans to conduct a full review of the insurance carrier’s planned rate increase.