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August 27, 1995 | BARBARA MARSH
It seemed so easy when Lanci and Greg Wall switched to an HMO last fall. The Dana Point couple figured they would save money. Their two young sons would keep their pediatrician. And Lanci, a breast cancer survivor whose left breast was removed seven years ago, felt assured that she could keep her oncologist. But the Walls learned the hard way how HMOs work. Though the boys could go to the same pediatrician, the plan from Greg's work did not fully cover Lanci's oncologist.
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BUSINESS
October 6, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether the insurance industry can be forced to pay damages for allegedly conspiring to limit some types of liability coverage. A ruling in the case, due early next year, could shake up the insurance industry. If the justices were to side with attorneys from California and 18 other states, the major insurers could face enormous damage claims.
NEWS
November 10, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's largest association of insurance agents and brokers has bitterly assailed Aetna, Cigna and four smaller insurance companies for allegedly trying to get out of the auto insurance business in California by cutting the commissions they are paying to agents, thus discouraging them from making sales. A statement issued by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California said that a year after the passage of Proposition 103, "some insurers have learned little.
NEWS
October 28, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles judge Friday rejected pleas from the Aetna company that she invalidate Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie's Oct. 2 order freezing auto insurance rate increases, and instead strongly supported the freeze. Declaring that "at some point the consumers in this state have to have some protection," Superior Court Judge Miriam A. Vogel said she is satisfied that Gillespie "has the power" under what the judge termed "an emergency situation" to hold up all rate increases.
NEWS
October 27, 1989 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insurance Commissioner Roxani Gillespie, concerned that scores of insurance companies are trying to use an ambiguous decision two weeks ago by a Los Angeles judge to circumvent her freeze on auto insurance rate increases, will go back into court today to try to get the decision clarified and the freeze strengthened. Gillespie announced Thursday that she will challenge the Aetna insurance company's attempt to implement a 9.
NEWS
July 29, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge intends to dismiss a massive suit by California and 18 other states accusing some of the nation's largest insurers of conspiring to unfairly limit liability coverage for government and business, lawyers said Friday. In a tentative opinion, U.S. District Judge William W. Schwarzer concluded that the defendants are immune under an act that grants an exemption to insurance companies from most federal antitrust laws, the attorneys said.
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