Health Reform

From Health Plan Week - When touting future prospects and trying to inform large audiences about what sets them apart from rivals, many companies take the investor day route. Two major health insurers held such events recently, capitalizing on significant publicity of late to keep attention on their brands high. • On June 21, Cigna Corp., soon after the demise of Anthem Inc.’s bid to acquire it (HPW 6/5/17, p. 9), held its first investor day since 2012. Read more

From Health Plan Week - CMS said May 15 it intends to propose rules, taking effect Jan. 1, 2018, that would allow small employers in states with federally facilitated Small Business Health Options Program exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to enroll directly with insurers offering SHOP plans or through agents and brokers. Employers would no longer enroll through’s portal. (Separately, CMS said May 17 it is “streamlining” the federal portal’s enrollment process for… Read more

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