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Blue Shield postpones cancellations
San Francisco Business Times

Blue Shield of California looks to be the only insurer affected by a Department of Insurance decree that it delay cancellations affecting 113,000 enrollees. The reasons are technical, but the result could be added confusion in an already uncertain California health care insurance marketplace. Dave Jones, California’s insurance commissioner, determined that Blue Shield’s life and health unit, which is under his jurisdiction, needed to delay Obamacare-related individual policy cancellations from Dec. 31 to March 31, because — DOI says — it didn’t give policyholders enough notice of the change.