G&E Co-Counsel in Health Insurer Lawsuits Filed by San Diego City Attorney’s Office
In a slew of lawsuits filed by San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott, the City alleges that health insurers misled consumers with directories containing incorrect provider information. Consumers rely on provider directories when enrolling in health insurance plans and to find in-network doctors that accept their insurance. Inaccurate directories harm the public health by imposing barriers to health care access, and they distort health insurance markets with false advertising of the breadth of the provider networks offered and by driving out high needs patients who become frustrated and switch plans. The complaints allege unlawful business practices and false advertising by health insurers Molina, Kaiser, and HealthNet.