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January 12, 2017
 

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: With the Jan. 9 issue, we’ve streamlined AIS’s Health Business Daily to better provide information to you throughout the week. The newsletter will continue to be delivered each morning, with strategic business stories from AIS Health’s experienced reporters … as well as other information of interest to health care business leaders — including news from the nation’s leading health insurers, developments from the federal and state governments that impact the health care industry, and exclusive datapoints from AISHealthData.com. We hope you enjoy the new format!


Today's Featured Story    

Despite Stable Rates, Employers Will Push Insurers for Savings
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Health insurance rates in the group market have remained relatively stable over the past several years. However, little has been done to impact the cost of medical care, and employers in 2017 will push health insurers for more savings.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

22.8 million ... medical members are covered by for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, compared with 62.6 million members in non-profit and 3 million members in mutual BCBS companies.

From THE AIS GUIDE TO BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD PLANS. (Not affiliated with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association or its member companies.)

 

People on the Move

Humana Inc. promoted Catherine Field to president and Intermountain Region market leader for senior products. She was previously vice president and market leader for senior products for the Intermountain Region, which includes Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington….Warren Murrell was promoted to president and CEO of Peoples Health. Murrell, who has served as president and chief operating officer since early 2015, succeeds CEO Carol Solomon, who died in December….John Roberts in February will leave his post as budget director for the state of Michigan to serve as vice president of administration at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

 

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