bad faith insurance lawsuit has been filed against Anthem Blue Cross, claiming the insurance company
unfairly denied coverage to policy holders who were misled into believing
they were covered by a particular plan. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit as a
class action case in order to represent all individuals in the state of California who experienced
this denial in coverage.
bad faith insurance lawsuit alleges that Anthem Blue Cross provided policy holders with insurance
identification cards which indicated they were covered under the Preferred
Provider Organization (PPO) plan. However, these policy holders were actually
covered under the Exclusive Provider Organization plan, which imposes
much greater restrictions on coverage.
PPO policy holders have access to a wider network of Anthem Blue Cross
physicians, and they also can receive coverage when they are treated by
out-of-network providers. The Exclusive Provider plan offers more limited
access to in-network physicians, and there is no coverage when treatment
is provided by out-of-network doctors. As a result, many Anthem Blue Cross
policy holders who were erroneously issued PPO identification cards received
treatment from doctors who they believed were covered by their policy
only to have their insurance claims denied.
The plaintiff in this bad faith insurance lawsuit claims Anthem Blue Cross
never informed her that her plan had changed or explained the difference
in coverage. In addition, the new insurance card she received still had
the PPO logo on it, making her believe her coverage was more extensive
than it actually was.
Unfortunately, insurance providers act in bad faith quite often, leaving
policy holders with sizeable financial burdens that they weren’t
expecting. If you’ve been the victim of bad faith insurance, the
attorneys at Golomb & Honik will fight aggressively to protect your
rights and recover the compensation you deserve.
contact Golomb & Honik today to schedule your
free bad faith insurance
consultation. We serve clients nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.