Consumers are just beginning to discover that Anthem eliminated coverage for out-of-network doctors now that the Affordable Care Act “Open Enrollment Period” to secure health coverage for 2017 ended on January 31.
“Anthem broke the law and its promises to consumers in violation of healthcare regulations by eliminating coverage for doctors not participating in Anthem’s limited network,” said Ben Powell, staff attorney for Consumer Watchdog. “This change leaves customers potentially facing thousands of dollars or more in unexpected medical bills.”
Attorneys for Shernoff Bidart Echeverria, LLP and Consumer Watchdog filed a class action lawsuit on October 31, 2016 against Anthem Blue Cross in violation of healthcare regulations by converting Preferred Provider Organization” or “PPO” plans, which offer out-of-network benefits, into “Exclusive Provider Organization” or “EPO” plans, which provide no out-of-network benefits.
Click here to download the lawsuit: http://tinyurl.com/hlsf4zk