November 13, 2013
Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross of California has agreed to a two-month
extension of about 104,000 individual policies after failing to give
the required 90-day cancellation notice, state Insurance Commissioner
Dave Jones announced Tuesday.
The policies had been set to expire on Dec. 31 but will be extended
until Feb. 28 for those who choose to re-enroll. Notices informing
customers of the extension will be sent out this week, Anthem said.
Jones said the company notified the Department of Insurance that it
failed to give enough notice because of a computer glitch and
voluntarily offered to extend the policies.