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Consumer Group Sues Insurer Over Policy Changes

LOS ANGELES – (AP) Mary Feller's family of three spends nearly $25,000 a year on health insurance premiums, which is more than they pay on their home's mortgage in California's Marin County. "I think for the first time we're really scared that we're going to be without...

California Claims Drug Giant Bribed Doctors To Prescribe

LOS ANGELES - (AP) California has joined a whistleblower lawsuit that claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs, costing insurers perhaps millions of dollars in the largest alleged health care fraud case ever handled by the state, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced...

California Supreme Court Holds That Unfair Competition Law Can Include Insurance Claims

SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) The California Supreme Court said Aug. 1 that an insurance policyholder can bring bad faith and false advertising claims against her insurance company under the state’s unfair competition law (UCL; Business and Professions Code Section 17200, et seq. ) and...

Opening Arguments Held In Case Over Coverage For Excess Skin Removal (Watch The Videos)

ALAMEDA, Calif. — (Mealey’s) An Alameda County, Calif., Superior Court judge on March 16 heard opening arguments in a class suit brought by members accusing Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. of violating California Health and Safety Code Section 1367.63 by denying all requests for surgery...

Bench Trial Concludes In Case Over Coverage For Excess Skin Removal (Watch The Video)

ALAMEDA, Calif. — (Mealey’s)The bench trial in a class suit brought by members accusing Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. of violating California Health and Safety Code Section 1367.63 by denying all requests for surgery to remove excess skin following bariatric surgery without first having...