For Immediate Release: February 11, 2016

NCDOI to Examine BCBSNC

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin met with top executives of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina this week to discuss the insurer's ongoing payment and enrollment problems.

As a result of the issues, the N.C. Department of Insurance will be initiating an examination of the company to monitor compliance with statutes and regulations. A public report of findings will be issued after the conclusion of the examination. The department's published examination reports can be found at http://www.ncdoi.com/MR/MR_Reports_ALL.aspx.

Since Jan. 4., NCDOI has received more than 1,000 complaints from BCBSNC customers related to issues such as overbilling, inability to verify effective coverage, and lack of a way to pay premiums due to company system errors.

Consumers in need of assistance from the N.C. Department of Insurance should call 855-408-1212 or visit www.ncdoi.com.

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