AIS's Health Business Daily is a daily email newsletter with strategic business stories written by experienced AIS Health reporters, as well as other information of interest to health care business leaders — including news from the nation’s leading health insurers, developments from the federal and state governments that impact the health care industry, and exclusive datapoints from Subscribe now to get an issue delivered to your inbox every morning!
December 4, 2017
Today's Featured Story
Blues’ Exchange Footprint Will Shrink in 2018, but Executive Order Could Offer New Opportunities
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK
Blues plans in many states will continue to offer individual policies on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, but high-profile state withdrawals by insurers such as Anthem, Inc. and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield will limit the overall Blues footprint on the individual market for 2018. But looking ahead, Blues plans may see renewed growth in the individual segment if President Trump’s Oct. 12 executive order leads to more short-term individual policies and expanded association plans, one industry insider predicts....  Read Full Story
Subscribe to AIS's Health Plan Week

Today's AIS Health Datapoint
53.85% ... of Platinum plans on the federally facilitated exchanges have $0 deductibles.

People on the Move

The Featured Story of the day may be accessed on the day it is transmitted without logging in to Thereafter, you may need to log in to access the Featured Story. If you haven’t yet registered on, please take a minute to create a free account now and get free access to thousands of articles, blogs and much more.

Questions or suggestions about the content in AIS's HEALTH BUSINESS DAILY should be directed to Executive Editor Jill Brown at

AIS's HEALTH BUSINESS DAILY is copyrighted and protected by federal law. The re-use of its content is restricted (see below). However, you are permitted to forward this email to as many of your friends and colleagues as you wish, or better yet have them sign up for their own copy at atlantic_subscription.cfm

Copyright © 2017 Managed Markets Insight & Technology, LLC. All rights reserved. It is not permissible to include all or any portion of this content on any Web site, intranet or electronic network or in any print publication, without AIS's written permission in advance. Contact for more information.