A Year After COVID Lockdown South Bay Health Officials Reflect On Costs, ChallengesA year ago, public health officials faced historic challenges when they ordered a Bay Area-wide lockdown because the novel coronavirus had begun to sicken people at an alarming rate.
COVID Vaccines: Counties Across California Complain Of New Vaccine Delivery As Economy ReopensThe angst over vaccine delivery comes as California slowly reopens more of its economy and allows more activities, including theme parks at reduced capacity.
Update: Santa Clara County Rejects Blue Shield COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution PlanSanta Clara County health officials have told Gov. Gavin Newsom they will not participate in his plan to have Blue Shield control COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Counties Across California Want Out of Blue Shield-Administered Vaccine ProgramSan Joaquin County is requesting opting out of what they called a “tremendous bureaucratic system” that would be implemented under Blue Shield and, so far, none of the state’s 58 counties has signed a contract with the insurance giant selected to administer the state's vaccine appointment and delivery system.
COVID Vaccines: Santa Clara Co. Health Officials Critical Of Blue Shield Running California Vaccine DistributionAs California seeks to improve COVID-19 vaccine distribution by bringing on health care provider Blue Shield, some Bay Area health officials say it's a bad move.
COVID Vaccines: Blue Shield of California Tapped to Run State Vaccine SystemThe State of California tapped the health insurance giant Blue Shield of California to ramp up the state's coronavirus vaccine delivery system, which to date has been slow, stilted and plagued by confusion
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.