Anthem settles class action lawsuit over mid-year policy changes

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According to the settlement, Anthem Blue Cross agreed to end mid year policy changes that raise costs for consumers and to reimburse nearly $8.3 million to about 50,000 customers in California.

The settlement resolves two lawsuits filed by policyholders in 2011 alleging that the insurer increased annual deductibles and other yearly out-of-pocket costs on individual policies in the middle of the year.

Settlement checks will be mailed in December to 50,000 consumers, according to Consumer Watchdog, which jointly represented the plaintiffs. The average amount will be $167, although one unidentified consumer will receive $19,000 to compensate for particularly high out-of-pocket costs

 

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