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Company Overview of California Physicians' Service, Inc.

Company Overview

California Physicians' Service, Inc., doing business as Blue Shield of California Inc., offers health plans to individuals and families in California. The company provides health, dental, vision, Medicaid, and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. It also helps members to find dentists, vision care, pharmacies, medical facilities, and medical equipment and supplies. Its products are offered through local agents and brokers. California Physicians' Service, Inc. was founded in 1938 and is based in Oakland, California.

601 City Center

Oakland, CA 94104

United States

Founded in 1938

Key Executives for California Physicians' Service, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 61
Chief Executive & SVP of Individual, Small Group & Government Business Unit
Executive Vice President of Markets and President of Care1st
Age: 59
President of Care1st
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

California Physicians' Service, Inc. Key Developments

Benefitmall Announces Partnership with Blue Shield of California

BenefitMall announced a small group partnership with Blue Shield of California beginning with May 1, 2017 effective date. The partnership with Blue Shield of California will now allow BenefitMall brokers access to contracts with most major medical carriers including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, CaliforniaChoice, Cigna, Health Net, Sharp, SIMNSA and UnitedHealthcare. While the effective date of coverage starts May 1, 2017, quoting for products and services is available immediately. Plans from Blue Shield of California cover members from all walks of life. Their programs and services are design to help individuals discover the healthiest version of themselves. More importantly, since this nonprofit organization was originally established in 1939, it offers its members stability, extensive networks and a variety of ways to save.

Blue Shield to Move Headquarters from San Francisco to Oakland with Massive Lease

Blue Shield has signed a 200,000-square-foot lease to occupy a tower in downtown Oakland that has been stalled for nearly a decade. The company said it would relocate 1,200 employees from its current headquarters in San Francisco to Shorenstein Properties and MetLife Inc.'s 601 City Center. Blue Shield of California Foundation will remain in San Francisco, but the company's executives and most of its employees will move to the East Bay.

Sacramento Attorney Anthony M. Perez Jr. Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Blue Shield of California

A class-action lawsuit filed against Blue Shield of California, alleging that hundreds of call center employees working for the San Francisco-based health care plan provider were victims of multiple wage and labor violations. The suit was filed in San Francisco County Superior Court by Sacramento attorney Anthony M. Perez Jr. The suit was filed on behalf of between 300 and 400 Blue Shield employees who worked at call centers throughout California, including locations in El Dorado Hills and Rancho Cordova. The class action does not include contracted workers. The class action's allegations include failure to pay lawfully required minimum wages and overtime and failure to provide accurate, timely wage and hour statements. Among the specific, alleged practices outlined in the suit, call center workers contend that they were required to come to work about 15 to 20 minutes early to turn on their computers, assess their screens and respond to technical issues before logging into the Blue Shield time-keeping system and responding to call center inquiries. This practice, the suit alleges, was off-the-clock work for which employees were not compensated. Likewise, the pre-log in work was not reflected in their paychecks.

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