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June 12, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

CMS Wants to Shift SHOP Exchange Enrollment From
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

CMS said it intends to propose rules, taking effect Jan. 1, 2018, that would allow small employers in states with federally facilitated Small Business Health Options Program exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to enroll directly with insurers offering SHOP plans or through agents and brokers. Employers would no longer enroll through’s portal..... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

31.11% ... is the average market share of all Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in their respective state service areas in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Alabama claims the highest percentage with 83.59% market share, down only slightly from 2016 by 2.7%.

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

Octapharma USA  appointed Richard E. Walters, Jr. vice president of commercial development. He spent eight years with CSL Behring as vice president of U.S. sales and corporate accounts, and most recently was vice president of sales and marketing for General Medical Services….Mobile Health said Greg Fox joined the company as vice president of business development. Before joining Mobile Health, Fox was a regional sales vice president at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, where he was responsible for growth and development of the New York, Connecticut and New England markets. Prior to Anthem, Fox served in various executive roles at Cigna Healthcare, United Healthcare and Great-West Healthcare….MiraMed Global Services, Inc. hired Stephanie A. Griffin as chief compliance officer. She previously served as chief clinical operations officer and chief compliance officer and privacy officer at ConcertoHealth.


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