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July 20, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Exchange Savvy to M&A Potential: Investor Days Spark Interest
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

When touting future prospects and trying to inform large audiences about what sets them apart from rivals, many companies take the investor day route. Two major health insurers held such events recently, capitalizing on significant publicity of late to keep attention on their brands high.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

1,972,577 and 1,037,193 ... are the Washington state enrollment figures for Premera Blue Cross and Regence BlueShield, respectively, the top two insurers in the state. Washington is the only state in which Blue Cross Blue Shield plans rank first and second in enrollment.

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

The National Association of Health Underwriters named Michael Embry president of the board of trustees, replacing outgoing President Jim Stenger. Embry is the founder and president of Comprehensive Benefits, Inc. In addition, Russell Rice was named president-elect. He is the regional vice president of sales for Avesis Inc….CoreSource appointed Meera K. Atkins, M.D., chief medical leader. She previously served as Aetna Inc.’s medical director for the Great Lakes Region….The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) named Ken McKay vice president for State Government Affairs.  He most recently managed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign and then served as political director of Rebuilding America Now.


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