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November 21, 2017
Today's Featured Story
Senators Push Carriers to Ease Coverage Rules for Vegas Victims
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK
Two senators are pushing America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) to intervene in claims issues following the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, which left 59 dead and more than 500 injured. But the request is difficult to comply with and somewhat out of the norm when it comes to claims practices following a disaster, says one insider....  Read Full Story
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Today's AIS Health Datapoint
$1,533 ... is the average medical deductible for Florida’s 11 gold plans on the federally facilitated marketplace. This amount is $173.51 above the nationwide average for gold plans.

Quote of the Day
 “In general, auto-assigned beneficiaries are not actively interested in care coordination from their drug plan — if they were, they’d likely opt to enroll in Medicare Advantage. These beneficiaries often view their drug plan as a vehicle to pay for their medications.”
— Melissa Smith, vice president, stars and quality innovations, Gorman Health Group LLC, tells Drug Benefit News that Medicare Prescription Drug Plans lack the connection with beneficiaries needed to improve star ratings.

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