California Bill Targets Excess Health Insurance RatesA 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.
California Senate Takes Up Health Care Premium Regulation A bill authored by California's insurance commissioner would require health insurance companies to get permission from regulators before implementing a rate hike.
Anthem Blue Cross Delays $40M California Rate HikeAnthem 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.
California Claims Drug Giant Bribed Docs To PrescribeA whistleblower lawsuit claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs, costing insurers perhaps millions of dollars in the largest alleged health care fraud case ever handled by the state.
Blue Shield Of California Says Review Supports Rate HikesBlue 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.
Calif. Insurance Regulator Gets Approval For Tighter RuleInsurance Commissioner Dave Jones said he can ensure some consumers will get the best deal for their premium dollars with the approval of a new emergency regulation.
Insurance Commissioner Not Backing Down From Blue Shield Over Rate IncreaseState 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.
New Insurance Commisioner Jones Vows To Back Federal ReformAs one of his first acts in office, California's new insurance commissioner said he'll back the national health care reform law by proposing emergency legislation to ramp up enforcement.

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