CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The largest health
insurer in South Carolina is sending rebate checks to some policyholders
because it failed to meet a requirement of the federal health care law.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Blue Cross Blue Shield says the checks will be mailed in the next two weeks.
The checks go to individual and small group policyholders and most checks will be less than $200.
The newspaper reported the
company was deemed not to have spent enough on customers' medical claims
last year under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
The company says it is complying with the law.
Blue Cross Blue Shield's
Jim Deyling says the rebate creates the false impression of
overcharging. Deyling also says the law does nothing to reduce health
care expense for members.