Watchdog group asks for top Blue Shield salaries

January 20, 2011 5:40:54 PM PST
Pressure is building on Blue Shield to justify huge rate increases for health insurance; some of them were up to 59 percent.

Though most of us have group insurance, that 59 percent rate hike will still affect an estimated 200,000 policy holders.

The group Consumer Watchdog called on Blue Shield to release the salaries of its top executives.

It also asked for more data to justify what went into the rate hike decision.

The group says the company has a cash surplus of nearly $3 billion.

Blue Shield did not return ABC7's call for comment.