Blue Shield launched its suit accusing me of disclosing confidential information and demanding a court-imposed gag order a little over a year ago.
Blue Shield is the only major California insurer whose profits and administrative expenses in 2015 exceeded Obamacare maximums, requiring it to pay rebates this fall.
The corporate chieftains at Blue Shield of California have a special surprise for workers this Labor Day—a furlough.
The information I dug up about Blue Shield and gave to regulators last month is now the basis of a class action lawsuit.
By reporting to regulators costs from administrative errors as medical spending, Blue Shield appears to have shortchanged customers on rebates required by the Obamacare medical loss ratio rule.
In response to criticism over its conduct as a nonprofit, Blue Shield is holding its first “annual stakeholder meeting"--prohibiting prohibiting policyholders and the public from attending.
A California regulator determined that nonprofit Blue Shield has no public benefit duty, potentially costing Californians billions of dollars. She refuses to explain her decision.
My lawyer filed a motion yesterday for dismissal of Blue Shield’s lawsuit, arguing that it chills my 1st Amendment right to participate in public discussion about Blue Shield.
Blue Shield made a huge Obamacare profit in 2014 hindering access to care. That triggered a $107-million-excess-profit tax that it then forced enrollees to pay, at a cost of $223 each.
The most profitable Obamacare insurer in 2014 was a nonprofit health plan--Blue Shield of California.
The ruling by California’s health plan regulator that Blue Shield has no charitable trust obligation frees the nonprofit insurer to disregard the public good and privatizes its billions in assets.
As the LA Times reported today, Blue Shield is suing me. It's not going to work; I'm not going to shut up.
Blue Shield CEO Paul Markovich couldn't contain in this LA Times interview his disdain for anyone who thinks the nonprofit has a duty to fully disclose how much its top executives are paid.
A brief word about the stunning decision just made by the California Department of Managed Health Care.
Blue Shield’s plan for the Care 1st acquisition would subordinate the interests of Medi-Cal enrollees to privately-insured enrollees, according to legal documents filed with regulators.
Nonprofit Blue Shield is planning to include in its Obamacare rates for next year the highest profit and administrative expense margin of any California health insurer.
Leon Panetta said he joined the board of Blue Shield because it is nonprofit and serves the “welfare of the entire community.” If he meant what he said, he needs to bring management into line.
Blue Shield, which made headlines yesterday with its lavish and secretive compensation of top executives, is accused in a class action lawsuit of failing to pay its lowest-paid workers their full wages.
In 2013, while working for Blue Shield of California, I learned that Bruce Bodaken, who’d resigned the previous year as CEO, was paid $20 million when he left.
Blue Shield spent just 72% of Obamacare premiums on medical care in 2014, with the rest going to profits and administrative expenses.