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2014-03-26 16:25:32

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health insurance giant WellPoint this week threatened "double-digit plus" rate hikes next year, but won't get away with unjustified increases if voters approve a California ballot measure to increase health insurance rate transparency and accountability this November, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign. "Is anyone surprised that WellPoint intends another year of outrageous rate increases when no one has the power to open their...

2013-11-14 16:25:17

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today applauded President Obama's move to delay cancellations of health insurance plans for millions of Americans, one week after the nonprofit group called for a moratorium, but expressed concern that consumers will still face steep rate hikes in January. Consumer Watchdog called on the President to endorse reforms to require health insurance companies to publicly justify and get approval for rate hikes,...

2013-08-20 12:26:40

Annual Family Premiums Now Top $16,000 On Average, With Workers Paying Nearly $4,600 MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $16,351 this year, up 4 percent from last year, with workers on average paying $4,565 toward the cost of their coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2013 Employer Health Benefits Survey released today. During...

2013-05-23 16:26:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog responded today to the news that the state's three largest health insurance companies would continue to dominate the health insurance market in the California health exchange with concerns that patients will continue to pay excessive premiums because of decreased competition. The group applauded the fact that Californians now locked out of the insurance market because of pre-existing conditions and low incomes...

2013-01-25 23:02:45

Health Insurance Guaranteed are announcing an extension of the Annual Enrollment Period (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 MIAMI, Jan. 24,2013 — Health Insurance Guaranteed, nation's leader for pre existing condition medical insurance, have announced today on extending their Annual Enrollment Period and will be helping their clients find insurance, prescription coverage and excellent catastrophic insurance for their pre-existing medical conditions. Today, those who are uninsured or underinsured...

2012-12-05 16:24:19

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Commonwealth Fund reported today that insurance companies had boosted profits instead of passing on savings to consumers under provisions of the health reform law that require at least 80% of consumer premiums go to medical care instead of overhead. The report recommends rate regulation and additional measures to ensure consumers benefit from reduced administrative spending under the health reform law. The report notes that...

2012-10-04 23:03:46

Allowing insurers to circumvent state regulations and sell insurance across state lines does not reduce health insurance costs or increase consumer choice. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 An exemption from state regulations to allow insurers to sell insurance across state lines is the cornerstone of many conservative proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Proponents state that allowing insurers to circumvent state laws and consumer protection provisions to sell...