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Blue Shield may take L.A. contract from Anthem Blue Cross
Los Angeles Times

Blue Shield of California, already facing a Los Angeles ethics complaint over potential conflicts of interest, is poised to take a lucrative health insurance contract for city workers away from rival Anthem Blue Cross.

The proposed three-year deal is still subject to approval by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Under Blue Shield’s offer, the city would pay 2% more, or $112 million, in premiums next year for these HMO and PPO plans.