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State Tells Cigna to Stop Using Covered California Exchange Name

kamalaharrisCalifornia Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told insurance giant Cigna Corp. to stop selling health plans bearing the name of California’s health exchange because it was deceptive. Cigna opted out of participating in the Covered California exchange when it launched last year. But the company continued selling policies outside the exchange and labeled some of them “Covered California” plans. “After the attorney general’s office contacted Cigna, the company agreed to change the plans’ previously deceptive names,” said agency spokesman Nicholas Pacilio in a recent report in the Los Angeles Times.