SPOTLIGHT: Anthem Blue Cross in hot water for more than 700 state violations

The fun continues for California health insurer Anthem Blue Cross. After being highly scrutinized for announcing plans to hike premium rates for some members by as much as 39 percent, the insurer now is in trouble for violating state laws, reports the Los Angeles Times. By not paying medical claims on time, as well as "misrepresenting policy provisions to customers," Anthem Blue Cross now faces up to $7 million in fines. "We believe there is evidence to suggest there are serious issues with how Anthem Blue Cross pays claims," State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner said. Article

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