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A court hearing in Los Angeles today against two of California’s biggest health insurance providers could bring billions of dollars to the state coffer.

Kaiser and Blue Shield are being sued by Consumer Watchdog and others for allegedly dodging a state tax on health insurance premiums. The suit wants the two companies to start paying the tax, plus about $10 billion in state back taxes.

Kaiser and Blue Shield say that they should not be taxed because they are not technically insurers. And if they end up being on the hook for a huge tax bill, they might have to raise p...

Cigna Corp. has been banned from marketing its Medicare products to new customers after the U.S. found deficiencies in how the health insurer ran its plans, citing widespread violations that the government said threatened patients’ health.

“Cigna has experienced widespread and systemic failures impacting Cigna enrollees’ ability to access medical services and prescription medications,” the U.S. government said in a Jan. 21 letter to the insurer outlining the sanctions. “Cigna has had a longstanding history of noncompliance” with requirements from the Centers for Med...

A court hearing in Los Angeles today against two of California’s biggest health insurance providers could bring billions of dollars to the state coffer.

Kaiser and Blue Shield are being sued by Consumer Watchdog and others for allegedly dodging a state tax on health insurance premiums. The suit wants the two companies to start paying the tax, plus about $10 billion in state back taxes.

Kaiser and Blue Shield say that they should not be taxed because they are not technically insurers. And if they end up being on the hook for a huge tax bill, they might have to ra...

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