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December 2015

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From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Prompted by complaints from consumer advocacy groups and providers, some state legislatures and insurance regulators could start paying closer attention to narrow provider networks. Blues plans in several states have come under fire recently for issues tied to their networks. For more than a year, a subgroup of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has been revamping model legislation intended to give state lawmakers more direction for evaluating the makeup of provider networks used by insurers. Read more

As health plan consumers take on greater financial responsibility for their health… Read more

So far, eight of the 23 Community Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs)… Read more

Blue Cross Blue Shield plans received a rather mixed report card on… Read more

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November 24, 2015
Clone of Clone of CSO Mag Honors Horizon BCBSNJ for Security Policy

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey received an award from CSO Magazine for its security posture.

November 16, 2015
BCBSTX Will Appeal Court's Injunction in PPO Fight

BCBSTX says it will appeal an injunction forcing it to add a provider to its PPO.

November 12, 2015
More Nuns Accuse Horizon of Religious Bias

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, which sponsors Holy Name Medical Center, wrote a strongly worded letter to the insurer over the hospital's exclusion from Horizon's preferred provider list in its OMNIA Alliance.

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