From Health Plan Week - It takes nearly two computer screens to scroll through the list of state-mandated medical services that health insurers in California must cover. And on Aug. 22, a clarification of an existing state law added one more when the Department of Managed Health Care informed carriers that abortion services are a basic health service in the state and must be covered. Read more
From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Thirty-two Blues plan CEOs who served that role for part or all of 2013 collectively earned nearly $25 million in salary and about $103 million in total compensation, which includes bonuses and incentives, according to data supplied by state regulators in response to The AIS Report’s Freedom of Information Act requests. While some top executives saw substantial compensation increases, salary levels were relatively flat in 2013 compared with prior years… Read more
From Health Plan Week - Cigna Corp. says it is going national with its proprietary private exchange on Sept. 1, becoming the latest major insurer to forge ahead in the increasingly crowded business of distributing insurance digitally. The carrier is making its move well after early adopters have opted to open their own marketplaces, like Bloom Health Corp. five years ago (HPW 7/18/11, p. 5), but sees the timing appropriate for its market goals in… Read more
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