Watchdog Group Asks Judge To Halt Anthem’s Attempt To Switch Consumers’ Health Plans
Anthem is moving to shift 500,000 Californians to plans that offer no coverage for out-of-network care.
Los Angeles Times:
Judge Is Asked To Stop Anthem From Ending Out-Of-Network Coverage For 500,000 Californians
A consumer group has asked a judge to immediately stop Anthem Blue Cross from switching 500,000 Californians to health plans offering no coverage for out-of-network care. The dispute is over a change Anthem made to its 2017 plans known as preferred provider organizations, or PPOs, throughout much of the state. In court papers filed this week, Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog said that Anthem broke the law by not properly informing consumers that it had changed the plan to one that no longer pays for any portion of care provided by out-of-network doctors and hospitals. (Petersen, 11/11)