Sacramento, Calif. —A handful of health insurers have formed an industry working group to ensure that patients can transfer their personal health records (PHR) between insurance companies.

The group’s existence was unveiled at a press conference held by California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. The working group's members include Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, Indianapolis-based Wellpoint Inc., Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Inc. and Philadelphia-based Cigna.

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