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March 27, 2017

Today's Featured Story

CMS February Data Show MA Enrollment Surpassed 19.5 Million
Reprinted from MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS

The final results from the 2017 Annual Election Period (AEP) indicate strong growth in Medicare Advantage, in which more than 19.5 million seniors are now enrolled, and imply the MA program is growing at a slightly faster pace than it has in recent years.... Read Full Story

American Well

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

$267.85 ... is the cost of Molina Healthcare's least expensive gold-level marketplace plan for a 40-year-old non-smoker for 2017. The plan is an HMO offered in all five rating areas of New Mexico's exchange for an average premium of $299.99 in the state.

From AIS's HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE DATABASE

 

People on the Move

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Preston Klassen, M.D., executive vice president, research and development and chief medical officer. Most recently, he was chief medical officer of Laboratoris Sanifit S.L. and prior to that was executive vice president, head of global development at Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc….Timothy Howlin joined Rising Medical Solutions as senior vice president of sales and marketing. He previously was senior vice president of national sales at UnitedHealth Group unit Optum….Nobilis Health Corp. named Marc Celia executive vice president of operations. He most recently served as vice president of continuous improvement for United Surgical Partners International/Tenet Healthcare.

 

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