From Drug Benefit News - As Congress wrestles with how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one state — Minnesota — just considered a provision in an insurance premium relief law that would have allowed insurers to pick and choose which benefits, including many prescription drug benefits, they wanted to cover under various policies. Although state lawmakers ultimately rejected the measure as part of the final bill, it could be a harbinger for possible new laws curtailing benefits if the ACA ultimately is repealed. Minnesota’s $326 million health insurance premium relief law, which was signed by G Read more
From Health Plan Week - In the opening days of 2017, associations say they are bracing for an unsure future and an unraveling of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The top issue for insurance brokers is the likely repeal and potential replacement of the ACA, says Charles Symington, senior vice president of external and government affairs at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. The association, he says, will continue to push to eliminate the… Read more
From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - As the dominant players on many state health insurance exchanges, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are particularly vulnerable to negative financial conditions on the marketplaces. But Blues plans (excluding publicly traded Anthem, Inc. Read more
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