Blue Shield, With $4.2 Billion In Surplus, Loses California Tax-Exempt StatusState officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.
Anthem Hacked: Personal Data Of Millions Of Members Possibly ExposedThe second largest health insurer in the nation is dealing with a massive data breach Wednesday night.
Blue Shield Customers Protest Nonprofit’s $2.5 Million Skybox At Levi’s Stadium Customers of not-for-profit health insurer Blue Shield planned to deliver signatures Thursday demanding access to the orginziation’s new luxury suite at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.
State Investigating Flawed Covered California Doctor Lists From InsurersFor 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 DoctorsState 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.
Calif. Insurance Commissioner Slams Blue Shield Rate HikeCalifornia Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is taking issue with recently implemented health insurance premium increases involving tens of thousands of Blue Shield customers.
Health Insurance Enrollment Opens For Small California BusinessesCalifornia’s small businesses now can enroll for employee health care plans through the state's insurance exchange website.
California’s Health Exchange Working With Insurance Agents To Benefit Small Business EmployeesCalifornia's health insurance exchange not only will allow individuals to shop for health insurance plans, but small businesses, as well. Covered California's Executive Director Peter Lee explains how.
12 Insurance Plans Join California Health ExchangeTwelve health insurance companies have signed contracts to offer coverage through California's new exchange as part of the federal health care law.
ConsumerWatch: California's Health Care Exchange ExplainedCalifornia is getting an early look at how President Barack Obama's health care reform measure will work. The Golden State was the first in the nation to set up a health insurance exchange.
13 Insurers To Compete On California Health ExchangeThe state's largest health insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente, will be among 13 plans competing for policies on California's new health care exchange.
ConsumerWatch: Hospital Lab Tests May Lead To Expensive ResultsEven for those with health insurance, lab tests can end up costing a fortune if patients don’t ask some questions first.
Gilroy Blue Shield Customer Sues Over Company’s Coverage ChangeAccording to the class action lawsuit, Blue Shield is forcing customers to either pay higher premiums or switch to a worse policy.
HealthWatch: Cancer Patient Says SF Hospital Denied Insurer-Approved CareA college professor and mother of two with a serious illness said a Bay Area hospital denied potentially life-prolonging treatment, despite approval from her insurance company.
Blue Shield Rate Hike Fuels California Campaign For Insurance ReformHealth insurance premiums for more than 300,000 Blue Shield customers in California went up eight percent under a rate increase that took effect Thursday.