ConsumerWatch

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: 4 Bay Area Travel Agencies Closed, Accused of Selling ‘Worthless’ Tickets

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.

03/04/2014

(CBS SF)

Lawmaker May Crack Down On Flawed Doctor Lists On Covered California

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.

02/27/2014

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Cal State East Bay Program Offers Course In Professional Wedding Planning

A unique training program is helping wedding planners polish their skills and gain an edge in an increasingly competitive field.

02/24/2014

(CBS SF)

Covered California Enrollees Complain About Limited Doctor Choices Nearby

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.

02/19/2014

(CBS SF)

ConsumerWatch: Covered California Enrollees Complain Of Bait & Switch

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.

02/13/2014

(Covered California)

ConsumerWatch: Many Reasons For Inaccuracies In Covered California Directory

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.

02/11/2014

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Questions Raised About ‘Real Science’ Behind Age-Defying Skin Cream

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.

02/10/2014

(CBS SF)

ConsumerWatch: Some Doctors Surprised To Be On Covered California Provider List

After KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch revealed confusion over which physicians are accepting patients under Covered California, some doctors who did not want to accept patients on the exchange said they were surprised to find out they were on the exchange’s list of providers.

02/10/2014

(CBS SF)

Covered California Removes Doctor Lists After KPIX 5 Report Finds Mistakes

Covered California is shutting down a major portion of its website after a KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch investigation revealed inaccuracies in their list of doctors accepting insurance.

02/06/2014

(Covered California)

ConsumerWatch: Some Doctors Listed By Covered California Not Taking Coverage

Some frustrated enrollees of Covered California are accusing the insurance exchange of false advertising, after they said doctors listed on their website aren’t actually accepting Covered California plans.

02/04/2014

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