Blue Cross In Georgia Fined For Not Giving Quotes

Law360, New York (October 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Not offering price quotes to small businesses in Georgia has cost Blue Cross and Blue Shield $600,000, after the Georgia Commissioner of Insurance fined the company for violating state competition laws.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia was accused of not offering price quotes for group health coverage to certain small firms, as required by Georgia insurance law.

“Companies that refuse to offer quotes for health insurance are reducing competition by limiting the availability of health insurance to Georgia customers,” said Commissioner John Oxendine....
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