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Blue Shield gives California policyholders three-month reprieve
Sacramento Bee

Some Californians with individual health insurance plans set to expire at the end of the year have been given a three-month reprieve, delaying potential financial and logistical setbacks for customers worried about rising premiums and access to preferred physicians.

Those with individual plans issued by Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co. will be allowed to temporarily retain their coverage even if they purchased it before the March 2010 passage of the federal health care law – the cutoff for “grandfathered” policies.

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