Health insurance

Customers Sue Insurance Company for Tricking Them Out of Old Plans

Thus causing them to lose "grandfathered" status under Obamacare


Anthem Blue Cross deceptively lured tens of thousands of policyholders out of their protected, grandfathered health plans "to eliminate as many of its grandfathered plans from the marketplace" as possible as Obamacare takes effect, customers claim in two lawsuits.

Paul Simon and Catherine Coker sued Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company in similar, separate claims in Superior Court.

Blue Cross's scheme to entice policyholders to drop their grandfathered plans is known as "twisting," and is prohibited in California, according to the complaint.

They claim that since March 23, 2010, "Blue Cross successfully enticed tens of thousands of its individual policyholders to switch out of their grandfathered health plans and forever lose their protected grandfathered status."