Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Anthem Blue Cross
Current Parent Company: 
Anthem
Penalty: 
$6,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
June 21, 2013
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Anthem Blue Cross agreed to pay $6 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that it unlawfully rescinded coverage of patients after they filed claims.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Los Angeles (CA) City Attorney
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
Facility County: 
Los Angeles
Facility City: 
Los Angeles
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Indiana
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance; managed care
Source of Data: 

LA settles health insurance lawsuit for $6M, Associated Press, June 21, 2013 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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