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Latest Anthem Blue Cross Stories

2014-04-08 12:32:01

MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians Join New Program That Improves Care and Coordination of Chronic Conditions with Strong Focus on Prevention and Added Services to Improve Health of Patients LOS ANGELES and ORANGE Counties, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and MemorialCare Medical Foundation, the physician division of MemorialCare Health System, announced that they are collaborating to offer Anthem's Enhanced Personal Care...

2014-02-25 12:27:37

Affordable, effective weight loss program connects online trainers with those seeking personalized fitness coaching and intervention through their workplaces LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FitOrbit, founded by Jake "Body by Jake" Steinfeld, today announced that it was chosen by TopTenReviews.com - the trusted source for online recommendations - as the single best online fitness service available. FitOrbit provides employers who are committed to the wellness and...

2014-01-31 16:23:28

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and its parent company WellPoint have given $12.9 million to defeat a California ballot initiative that would require health insurance companies to get approval for rate hikes, like the increase of up to 25% Anthem proposes for over 306,000 Californians on April 1. If approved on this November's ballot, the measure will allow the state insurance commissioner to order refunds to consumers of excessive...

2013-12-16 16:25:37

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Sutter Health have reached a new multi-year agreement for Sutter Health to continue as part of the Anthem network. "We are pleased that our hospitals and doctors will continue providing high-quality services as part of the Anthem network, and that our patients will have access to their Sutter caregivers," said Sutter Health Chief Operating Officer Sarah Krevans. "We regret any inconvenience our patients may...

2013-11-13 12:25:12

American Lung Association in California and Anthem Blue Cross Partner to Help Smokers Quit SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in California and Anthem Blue Cross are supporting smokers in Sacramento in their efforts to quit for good through the "Quitter in You" smoking cessation campaign. Anthem Blue Cross awarded the American Lung Association in California $47,000, as part of a total $1.5 million national donation to the...

2013-11-06 20:22:15

Lawsuit alleges Blue Cross induced long-term policyholders to switch from grandfathered policies to non-grandfathered ones so they could be cancelled when ACA becomes effective LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross was sued Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court in separate actions by two long-term policyholders who allege the health insurance giant induced them to switch from grandfathered policies in order to eventually cancel their health insurance. "These clients...

2013-07-24 16:24:42

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health insurance giant WellPoint today announced a 24% profit increase in the 2nd quarter of 2013, as compared to last year, and the company's stock hit an all-time high of $90 per share on Wednesday. WellPoint reported it earned $800.1 million, or $2.64 per share, in the three months that ended June 30th, which is up about 24% from $643.6 million, or $1.94 per share a year ago. The insurer continues to pad its profits as the growth...

2013-06-11 16:26:23

Recent Settlement in Similar Lawsuit Allows Anthem Blue Cross Patients To "Opt-Out" of Mandatory Mail-Order Rx Drug Program SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a potentially devastating move for the health and privacy of HIV/AIDS patients, United Healthcare, the nation's largest health insurer, is allegedly illegally forcing its sickest and most vulnerable members to abandon their local pharmacies in favor of United's own in-house mail-order service,...

2013-04-09 12:30:07

In One of the Largest Verdicts of its Kind, a California Jury Awarded Compensatory Damages and Found that Anthem Blue Cross Acted with Malice, Oppression and Fraud, Setting the Stage for Punitive Damages LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --A Los Angeles jury awarded damages to Dr. Jeffrey Nordella, a primary care doctor for 22 years, after finding that Anthem Blue Cross violated his right to Fair Procedure when he applied to join the Anthem Blue Cross Provider Network. Dr....

2013-04-03 08:27:44

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Closing arguments are set for Thursday, April 4, 2013 in a Los Angeles Superior Court case involving claims that Anthem Blue Cross excludes primary care doctors from its Preferred Provider Network despite a shortage of primary care doctors, and that exclusion of such doctors results in less access to health care for Blue Cross members. Dr. Nordella's lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross, the largest for-profit health insurer in California,...