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Today's Featured Story
Employers Cite Specialty Pharmacy, Coupons, Opioids as Top Concerns
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS
Employers are projecting a 5% increase in the total cost of providing medical and pharmacy benefits in 2018, according to the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). That would make it the fifth consecutive year that health care costs rose 5% after plan design changes were implemented....  Read Full Story

Today's AIS Health Datapoint
510,649 ... members are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona, the state's largest managed Medicaid HMO. There are 1,555,143 people enrolled in Arizona's Medicaid HMOs as of June 2017.

People on the Move
Anthem, Inc. promoted Tomas Orozco to president of the Medicare east region. Previously, Orozco was president of Anthem’s Simply Healthcare Medicare business in Florida….Triple-S Management Corp. promoted Madeline Hernandez-Urquiza to chief operating officer. She had served as president of Triple-Salud, Inc. and Triple-S Advantage, Inc….CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield promoted Marie L. Grant to vice president of public policy. She most recently served as director of policy analysis and divisional planning. In addition, CareFirst appointed Stephanie Quinn vice president of federal government affairs. She previously was assistant director of congressional relations for the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

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