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April 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Two Pennsylvania Blues plans are hoping to take what may be the next logical step in their relationship. On Feb. 18, Highmark Inc. and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) said they had signed a definitive agreement to merge and had submitted a Form A filing to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department seeking approval for the merger. The combined company could ratchet up the competition in the state’s insurance market, particularly among Blues plans. Read more

Shortly after the open-enrollment period concluded for public insurance exchanges, the Obama… Read more

Collectively, the nation’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans began 2014 with… Read more

Not that there’s ever a good time for a security breach, but… Read more

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April 2, 2014
RI Blues Among Insurers Opposing Bill Aimed at Preventing Rx Drug Abuse

RI Blues among insurers opposing bill aimed at preventing rx drug abuse. http://tinyurl.com/kwrsele

March 26, 2014
CVS Caremark Renews PBM deal With the Blue Cross and Blue Shield FEP

CVS Caremark renews PBM deal with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program. http://tinyurl.com/q36gc4p

March 18, 2014
Calif. Blue Shield Gets Exchange Enrollment Boost

Calif. Blue Shield gets exchange enrollment boost. http://tinyurl.com/p9crqur

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