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Benefits Broker Must Fight for Bids

Laguna Beach’s City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to temporarily renew a contract with the city’s current medical benefits broker, bowing partly to earlier protests by unions representing police and firefighters over the lack of competitive bidding. Laguna will open the...

Buyout Puts Insurer at Odds With Monarch

In an unexpected move, Blue Shield of California confirmed it will no longer do business with Irvine’s Monarch HealthCare if its pending merger is finalized, which could affect 19,000 Orange County residents.   As long as Blue Shield’s agreement is in place, members should...