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Anthem, insurance commissioner clash over rate hike

Anthem Blue Cross and the California insurance commissioner have been sparring publicly over the insurer's request to raise premiums, which the state has deemed "unreasonable."

Time for California to start a rate hike revolution

It just doesn't stop--insurers continue to increase premium costs at alarming rates (pun definitely intended) and there's not much state or federal officials can do to stop it. The most...

Blue Shield can't close individual policies, state says

The state insurance commissioner denied Blue Shield of California's hope of closing most of its individual block of business, which would affect almost 250,000 members.

State proposes more insurer fees to fight fraud

Under A.B. 2138 , which passed the California Assembly last week, health and disability insurers would be assessed 20 cents per insured person, up from the current 10 cents per person.

California insurers get another year without rate reviews

A bill that would have granted the California insurance commissioner more oversight in regulating health insurance rates has died in the Senate. This is the fourth time in four years that lawmakers

Is Blue Shield's refund good business or spin campaign?

Industry analysts and consumer advocates are responding to Blue Shield of California's announcement that it will limit profits to 2 percent of its revenue with varying opinions. Despite suspicions

Rate regulation is 'misguided,' industry groups say

Insurance industry groups say giving California insurance regulators authority to deny rate increases deemed excessive is unnecessary and would compromise the quality of healthcare. "Rate regulation

Bill requiring rate increase approval advances in California

A bill allowing California state regulators to prohibit excessive health insurance rate increases moved one step closer to passage after clearing a key legislative committee, despite strong

Anthem cuts, delays premium rate hikes

Anthem Blue Cross, the WellPoint subsidiary in California, announced it will raise individual premium rates by less than originally planned and will also delay increases to co-payments and

Blue Shield of California rescinds rate hike

Blue Shield of California has rescinded its plan to raise premiums on its individual policyholders for the third time in the past seven months, raising questions as to how its competitors will