From Health Plan Week - Anthem, Inc.’s new Innovation Studio in Atlanta is a vital part of a six-part process to turn fresh and original ideas into leading-edge products and services, the executive in charge of the project tells HPW. Read more
From Health Plan Week - Amid warnings from top U.S. health officials that the unofficial start of the mosquito season this Memorial Day could usher in the rapid spread of the incurable mosquito-born Zika virus, health insurers and industry watchers are assessing what impact a Zika epidemic could have on member health and utilization rates. Read more
From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - As the so-called insurers of last resort in many states, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans could be hit especially hard if House Republicans are successful in eliminating federal cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, which reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income people who buy health insurance through public exchanges. But the elimination of federal CSR payments could make richer coverage more affordable for those who qualify for advance premium tax credits (APTCs). Read more
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