From Health Plan Week - A new analysis by Deloitte LP warns that single-state, non-profit and mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans may be missing out on vital business opportunities because of the expectations of state regulators and their decades-old status as legacy health insurance providers. Read more
From Health Plan Week - Health insurers are turning to utilization management for complex genetic testing, with one major insurer, Cigna Corp., releasing an update that shows positive results from a policy it implemented last September requiring counseling from a board-certified genetics specialist for people seeking coverage for genetic testing for diseases like breast and colorectal cancers. Read more
From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Near the end of last year’s open-enrollment period, a man clad in neon-yellow overalls showed up at an enrollment event sponsored by Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross. It turns out he was a baggage handler at the airport who decided to enroll in health coverage after his shift ended. Later that day, after the next shift ended, the room was full of men in neon-yellow overalls. “We learned firsthand that word… Read more
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