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August 8, 2017

Hot Topic

Insurers like Cigna Corp. and UnitedHealth Group are continuing to invest in international health insurance ventures alongside U.S. carrier operations.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Rebrands Plans for Expats, World Travelers
BCBSA unveiled a suite of newly branded products to serve what it says is a thriving international private medical insurance business for multinational employers and people traveling overseas...

U.S. Plans Keep Pace With Tight Employer Budgets for Expats, Overseas Business
Cigna Corp.’s “bread and butter” when it comes to overseas strategies is its expat business...

Health Plans Explore Overseas Links to Tap Into Ripe Markets, Meet Needs of Expats
Globetrotting Americans may be falling through the cracks of the Affordable Care Act...

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

46.03% ... is the enrollment increase from the first to the second quarter of 2017 in Missouri's three Medicaid managed care plans, following the state's ramped up efforts to shift its fee-for-service (FFS) population into Medicaid HMOs. 733,120 Medicaid and CHIP members are enrolled in the state's managed care plans, with 274,870 remaining in FFS as of June 2017.


AIS’s Medicare and Medicaid Market Data: Enrollment, Premium Rates, Benefit Designs and Strategies of Medicare and Medicaid Plans

Quote of the Day

“I can’t remember a situation where a sitting governor characterizes an insurer as having excessive capital and creates legislation to make them fork over a meaningful amount of capital for the state’s use.”

— Joseph Marinucci, a credit analyst covering health insurers for S&P Global Ratings, tells AIS Health about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s dispute with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this quote appeared — "Horizon Wins Tussle With N.J. Governor, Keeping Its Reserves and Mission Intact" (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers.)


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