After hearing from several consumers, KPIX 5 compared multiple items on Amazon, offered by multiple sellers, everything from electronics to dental floss, even baby formula, many reflected higher prices for Amazon Prime Members, even with free shipping costs factored in.
In 2012, ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts went undercover shopping at 5 Safeway stores in 3 counties. She was overcharged 5 times. According to more than 1,800 scanner inspections at Safeway-operated stores in 31 California counties and 11 different states, ConsumerWatch discovered that inspectors were overcharged on 1 out of every 50 items purchased over a 5 years span in California alone.
A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California’s health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies and for what he called wasting taxpayer money on useless marketing campaigns.
At least 14 customers of a group of Bay Area travel agencies have filed complaints, alleging they were sold worthless plane tickets to China, Hong Kong and other places in Asia.
A state lawmaker said a fix is needed to address the inaccurate provider lists offered by some of the insurance companies selling insurance on Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange.
A unique training program is helping wedding planners polish their skills and gain an edge in an increasingly competitive field.
California’s health care exchange promised potential customers they would have enough physicians to choose from. But some new enrollees, including an Alameda County woman, are discovering that their doctor choices are extremely limited.
A growing number of people who purchased health insurance through California’s state run exchange are complaining that they were misled about the availability of physicians in the network. Some are calling it a bait and switch.
Doctors, the insurance industry, and California’s medical establishment are shedding light on why there were so many inaccuracies in the now-removed Physician Directory on the Covered California website.
It’s the latest craze in beauty products: A skin cream they say can make you look younger in a matter of weeks. The miracle ingredient…a poisonous plant extract. So where’s the proof that it works, or that it’s even safe.