Website has been set up by the City Attorney for those to respond to any unfair acts by insurers..."If you have information regarding what you believe are unlawful, fraudulent or unfair business practices of a health plan or health insurer, we request your assistance in this investigation." BD
Los Angeles' city attorney has sued Health Net Inc. - one of California's largest insurers - accusing the company of unlawful and deceptive business practices for canceling coverage after patients make medical claims.
Rocky Delgadillo said the insurer, which is based in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles County), saved more than $35 million in medical expenses by illegally rescinding the policies of at least 1,600 members. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Delgadillo said he's also initiating a criminal investigation into Health Net's practice of awarding employee bonuses for meeting annual goals for policy rescissions. State regulators in November fined Health Net $1 million for lying to investigators about engaging in this practice.