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December 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - In most states, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have a dominant share of enrollment in public health insurance exchanges (see table, p. 10). But because Blues plans can’t abandon unprofitable markets, that dominance could cause problems if the Supreme Court determines that federal premium subsidies can be distributed only by state-run insurance exchanges. In 34 states, the exchanges are operated by the federal government. Read more

In a bid to add another market to its retail division —… Read more

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans nationwide are reshuffling their Medicare Advantage… Read more

Near the end of last year’s open-enrollment period, a man clad in… Read more

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November 4, 2014
BlueShield of Calif. Launches ACO Plan

BlueShield of California launches Trio ACO-based #HMO plan. http://tinyurl.com/nfjcbfr

October 31, 2014
BCBSNC Mistakenly Mails Out Incorrect Insurance Rates

BCBSNC mistakenly sends out inflated premium bills. http://tinyurl.com/ltycsjc

October 21, 2014
Horizon Starts EOC Breast Cancer Program

Horizon and Regional Cancer Care Associates launched an episode of care program for breast cancer patients Oct. 1 http://tinyurl.com/m746n8k

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