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Anthem settles suit involving 120K policyholders
The Mercury News

Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the health insurer of manipulating policies and forcing California patients into higher deductible policies with fewer benefits. The case was brought by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog and several law firms in 2010 after the state’s largest for-profit insurer closed policies for about 122,000 policyholders in 2009. “It is important to note that this settlement admits no wrongdoing on behalf of Anthem,” it said in a statement.