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April 3, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Exchanges Need $8B in 2018 for Reinsurance, Aetna Tells CMS
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

In comments responding to CMS’s Feb. 17 market stabilization proposed rule, several insurance carriers expressed support for the agency’s suggested improvements, but urged it to make bolder moves to calm the turbulent individual and small-group markets.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

890,866 ... is the number of members who were enrolled in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas individual plans both on and off exchanges in 2016. This figure represents 66.64% of all individual enrollment in Texas.

From AIS’s DIRECTORY OF HEALTH PLANS

 

People on the Move

Bridge Medicines appointed William J. Polvino, M.D., chief executive officer. Interim CEO Kathleen Metters, Ph.D., will continue to have an operating role within Bridge Medicines, and will chair the scientific advisory board. Most recently, Polvino was president and CEO of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S and prior to that served as president and CEO of Helsinn Therapeutics….eRx Network, LLC named Mark Doerr CEO. Doerr previously was responsible for the pharmacy enterprise operations, merchandising, managed care and specialty for the 215 pharmacies of Giant Eagle….Mylan N.V. appointed Daniel M. Gallagher chief legal officer. He joins Mylan from consulting firm Patomak Global Partners, and served as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from November 2011 to October 2015.

 

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