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Buyout Puts Insurer at Odds With Monarch
The Laguna Beach Independent

In an unexpected move, Blue Shield of California confirmed it will no longer do business with Irvine’s Monarch HealthCare if its pending merger is finalized, which could affect 19,000 Orange County residents. As long as Blue Shield’s agreement is in place, members should continue to have access to their Monarch physicians, said Juan Davila, Blue Shield’s senior vice president for network management, in a statement.