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August 21, 2017

Today's Featured Story

California Strategizes to Keep Exchange Plans for ‘Long Haul’
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

Covered California’s executive director recently unveiled a 12.5% average preliminary premium rate hike year-over-year among the 11 participating plans for 2018. In doing so, he stressed that all plans have opted to remain in the Affordable Care Act individual-market exchange. Yet he noted that Anthem, Inc. is exiting 16 of 19 state pricing regions for the individual market on- and off-exchange at the end of this year, a move affecting about 153,000 enrollees statewide.... Read Full Story


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

18,622 ... is the number of enrollees in Fidelis Care at Home, New York's largest Medicaid Long-Term Care (MLTC) plan. Fidelis Care serves 10.22% of the state's MLTC market as of June 2017. The insurer also operates New York's largest Medicaid managed care plan, which covers 27.43% of the state's managed Medicaid population.



People on the Move

Michael Error joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota as the president of information technology commercial services. He previously worked as a management consultant for Strong-Bridge Consulting….BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee promoted Crescent Moore, Pharm.D., to director of clinical pharmacy. She joined the insurer in 2015 as a clinical pharmacist for government programs….DMW Direct named John Garland digital marketing manager and Traci Wasser account manager. Garland was a senior digital marketing manager at a direct marketing agency and Wasser previously spent 10 years with a multichannel marketing agency as a senior account executive in the health care and pharmaceutical practices.


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