Anthem Blue Cross Billing Policy Broke Contracts: Suit

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A California woman on Tuesday slapped Anthem Blue Cross with a proposed class action accusing the insurer of violating customer contracts and state laws by charging unlawful fees and abruptly canceling thousands of health insurance policies.

The lawsuit filed by Cara Eisenberg in California court targets a new statewide billing policy that Anthem Blue Cross — known formally as Blue Cross of California — implemented in August.

According to the complaint, Anthem unlawfully eliminated automatic credit card payments of premiums, did away with two- and three-month...
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