Credit card ‘convenience fee’ law has a big, fat loophole
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UCLA can do it. But Anthem Blue Cross can’t.

Hit you with a fee for using a credit card, that is.

Every time I write about Anthem’s proposed $ 15 “convenience fee” for people to pay their premiums with plastic, and how this would violate state law, I get bombarded with calls and emails from readers asking why some places get away with the practice.

If such surcharges are illegal, they wonder, why is it that UCLA charges a 2.75% fee for students and parents to pay for tuition and other costs with credit cards?

Similarly, why can Orange County charge a 2.5% fee for homeowners to pay their property taxes online with plastic?

The answer, simply put, is that a b…………… continues on Los Angeles Times
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