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Blue Shield of California, Anthem Blue Cross fined for inaccurate provider directories

Two health insurance companies, Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross, have been fined by California insurance regulators for misleading consumers about their physician networks on the state’s insurance exchange, according to the Los Angeles Times. While the fines may be minimal for these insurance giants, the companies will pay out millions of dollars in refunds to patients who incurred bills for out-of-network care, regulators told the newspaper.