Ten plaintiffs say the health insurer illegally dropped them after they became seriously ill.
City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo says the health insurer made false promises of coverage and hid a scheme to drop sick policyholders. The company denies the allegations.
L.A. city attorney asks Blue Cross to substantiate claims that it has revised its rescission practices.
The punitive damage award is the first of its kind and has prompted the giant medical insurer to scrap practices that have recently come under fire.
The city attorney says Health Net defrauded policyholders by dropping patients who needed costly care.
Physicians object to a letter from Blue Cross seeking information that could lead to policy cancellations.
After years of paying for a badly disabled boy's nursing care, the insurer said he no longer needed it. His parents hired a lawyer.
One of the state's largest health insurers set goals and paid bonuses based in part on how many individual policyholders were dropped and how much money was saved.
A state agency drafting the regulations says the variety of policies is slowing the process.
The health plan comes under fire during a state regulatory hearing. The company says members are well served.