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Clarifying state settlement with 1 Blue Shield firm
San Francisco Chronicle

Blue Shield will let some California policyholders extend their coverage for an additional 90 days – until March 31 – under a settlement with the California Department of Insurance announced Tuesday.

The settlement applies only to Blue Shield of California Life and Health Insurance Co. – one of two Blue Shield health insurers in the state. It does not presage a widespread delay in health policy cancellations that are a result of the Affordable Care Act, although several bills in Congress would halt or postpone those terminations.