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Insurance giant WellPoint agrees to pay $6 million in L.A. case
Los Angeles Times

Insurance giant WellPoint Inc. has agreed to pay $6 million to resolve allegations that the company improperly dropped policyholders after they got sick and needed treatment.

The settlement announced Thursday by Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich caps a long-running investigation into so-called rescissions by several insurers in the state.

“Patients with health insurance have a right to expect meaningful coverage when they need it most — when they are ill and in need of medical treatment,” Trutanich said.