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January 23, 2015

Today's Featured Story

Advocacy Group’s Tool Shows Metal Plan Impact on Costs
Reprinted from Inside Health Insurance Exchanges

When shopping for health coverage on public insurance exchanges, consumers typically have just two key data points on which to base their decision: the premium and the deductible. Those who haven’t previously purchased coverage on their own tend to choose the lowest-priced option. And that can be a costly mistake.... Read Full Story

 

Quote of the Day

“A majority of people are moving from the platinum plans they purchased in 2014 because of the increased premium. The average policy premium in our [Atlanta] market has gone down because people are dropping their platinum plans and moving to the gold and HDHP plans.”

— Rick Bailey, president of Rick Bailey & Company, Inc., of Woodstock, Ga., told AIS’s Health Plan Week

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this quote appeared. (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).

 

Today's Datapoint

31 ... states and the District of Columbia have had a “marked” slowdown in health insurance price increases for the years 2010 through 2013, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

From HEALTH PLAN WEEK

 

Today from Washington

People on the Move

EastGate Biotech Corp. promoted Rose Perri to president. Perri was previously involved in business development and succeeds Mirjana Hasanagic, who is continuing as board director....Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. appointed Randy Carpenter senior vice president of strategic services. Carpenter was most recently senior vice president and chief information officer at Omnicare Corp....Ahmad Ouri joined SONIFI Solutions as CEO. Ouri was previously CEO of IZ-ON Media, a division of Technicolor.

 

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