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Class Says They Paid Blue Shield for Nothing
Courthouse News Service

Blue Shield of California gouged state employees for “basic health insurance that essentially provides no coverage,” a class action claims in Superior Court. Lead plaintiff Theris Coats says that CalPERS employees who retire at 65 are automatically moved out of Blue Shield and into Medicare. But if a worker retires before 65 due to disability, and qualifies for Medicare, Blue Shield continues collecting premiums “even though the [Blue Shield] policy expressly excludes coverage for health care that is also covered by Medicare.”