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WellPoint rates face new scrutiny from state and federal officials
Los Angeles Times

State and federal officials moved Wednesday to investigate insurance giant WellPoint Inc.’s massive rate hikes in California, saying the company may have used inaccurate or faulty information to justify increases it canceled last week.

The officials are challenging WellPoint’s assertion that flaws in health insurance rate filings by its California subsidiary, Anthem Blue Cross, were “inadvertent.”

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