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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."

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 bill passes in California Assembly

The California Assembly has approved a bill that would require health insurers to get approval from state regulators to raise insurance premiums--regardless of the insurance industry's determined

California insurance commissioner joins Sutter Health whistleblower suit

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against Sutter Health claiming the Sacramento-based hospital operator routinely submitted false bills for anesthesia

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

California commissioner wants authority over rate hikes

As Blue Shield of California bent to strong political and public opposition in announcing that it won't increase premium rates for its individual or family-plan members, Insurance Commissioner Dave

Rate hikes are reasonable, says Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California has determined that, despite strong opposition and criticism from state regulators and consumers, its proposed rate increases are reasonable. After reviewing Blue Shield's

Aetna, Anthem, PacifiCare asked to delay rate hikes

After asking Blue Shield of California last week to delay its proposed rate hike of as much as 59 percent, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones notified Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and

Blue Shield of California wants 59 percent rate hike; State wants a delay

Blue Shield of California is seeking to increase rates by as much as 59 percent starting March 1, but new Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has called for the rate hikes to be delayed 60 days. The

SPOTLIGHT: California changes MLR regulations for insurers

California's new insurance commissioner has ordered healthcare carriers to spend at least 80 percent of their premium dollars on care for patients with individual policies, the Los Angeles Times