From Health Plan Week - Cigna Corp. says in forming its new wholly owned subsidiary, CareAllies, Inc., the insurer did not work off the blueprint that UnitedHealth Group used for its Optum unit, or mirror what Aetna Inc. did with its Healthagen operation. Read more
From Health Plan Week - With 30% of its employees having chosen to enroll in direct contract accountable care plans that it first premiered in 2015 in the Seattle area, The Boeing Company on June 21 said it will now offer the option to 15,000 workers (37,000 total counting dependents and retirees) in Southern California starting Jan. 1, 2017, the first time the Golden State has seen such a health benefits model presented to group… Read more
From Health Plan Week - Now that the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit against Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) for allegedly anti-competitive contracting with health insurers (HPW 6/13/16, p. 7), industry stakeholders are assessing what widespread impact, if any, the action will have nationally in the provider-payer contracting universe. One leading lawyer in the space says it is too broad to say the actions by DOJ will cause contract reviews in every locale,… Read more
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