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State fines seven largest insurance companies

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Monday, the state announced six-figure fines for the seven largest health insurance companies.California's seven largest health insurance companies allegedly aren't paying doctors and hospitals fairly or on time.

Monday, the state announced six-figure fines for Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Shield, United-PacifiCare, Health Net, Kaiser, Cigna and Aetna.

The state says the companies have been filing a high rate of improper claims and the problem is burdening many health providers who are struggling to stay afloat in this bad economy.