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January 26, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Trade Associations Brace for Uncertainty of ACA Repeal
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

In the opening days of 2017, trade associations say they are bracing for an unsure future and an unraveling of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The top issue for insurance brokers is the likely repeal and potential replacement of the ACA, says Charles Symington, senior vice president of external and government affairs at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. The association, he says, will continue to push to eliminate the so-called Cadillac tax as part of any ACA repeal.... Read Full Story


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

56% ... of bronze-level plans offered on individual exchanges for 2017 require a percentage-based coinsurance for specialist physician visits. The average coinsurance is 36%.



People on the Move

Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, appointed Gregory E. Deavens chief financial officer. Deavens previously was senior vice president and corporate controller at MassMutual Financial Group….BenefitMall named David Taaffe regional vice president of California, benefits sales, and national head of the Account Services Division. He most recently was senior vice president of business development at LifeMap….WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed W. Lee Bowers chief operating officer, Florida. Prior to joining WellCare, he was vice president of national duals, Medicaid and long-term services and supports network for Humana Inc.


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