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May 8, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Industry Urges Certainty on Subsidies, Not Political Wrangling
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Health plans beware: Industry experts predict it will take several months for final action on the Trump administration’s newly revived push to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite the House’s narrow passage of an amended American Health Care Act (AHCA) May 4, they say the swell of insurance market uncertainty likely won’t subside until year’s end.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

24% ... of insurers on the individual marketplaces using a pharmacy benefits manager use Express Scripts. 20% use Prime Therapeutics and 16% use CVS/caremark, while 5% use OptumRx. About 29% of individual-marketplace insurers use the same company as their specialty pharmacy provider.

From AIS’s Rx BENEFIT DATA

 

People on the Move

Otoharmonics appointed Donna Grant director of business development. She previously served as program manager for Sivantos, Inc….Rheoxtech LLC named David W.J. Smith president. He most recently was the founding CEO of Tenaxis Medical Inc….The Segal Group promoted Senior Vice President Eli Greenblum to chief actuary. He succeeds Tom Levy, who stepped down from the role after over 30 years to become chief actuary emeritus.

 

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