News Headlines Article

Class Claims Blue Shield Overcharges
Courthouse News Service

Blue Shield charged California policyholders as much as three times the premiums allowed by state law, a class action claims in Superior Court. The named plaintiff claims she was overcharged by $1,400 a year for 3 years, and estimates the class contains more than 6,000 people. Under the amended Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 2000, California set a ceiling on how much health care insurers such as Blue Shield can charge under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.