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July 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - A lawsuit over whether health insurance carriers’ provider networks were adequate has screeched to a halt following accusations of impropriety within the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, headed by Mike Kreidler (D). One of the insurers, Premera Blue Cross, subsequently filed a motion to vacate all of Administrative Law Judge Patricia Petersen’s decisions, which could result in Seattle Children’s Hospital starting all over again in its case (Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Hearings Unit, Docket No. 13-0293). Read more

Beginning July 1, commercial health insurance products sold by Cambia Health Solutions,… Read more

Blues plans have long been under pressure from both the general public… Read more

Soaring chemotherapy costs — combined with a wide variation in treatments and… Read more

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July 21, 2014
Fla. Blues Considers '15 Rate Hike

Fla. Blues considers 2015 rate hike. http://tinyurl.com/oublkn9

July 17, 2014
Are Fla. Insurers Hiding Exchange Rate Hikes?

Are Fla. Insurers hiding exchange rate hikes? http://tinyurl.com/qeu6kwa

July 7, 2014
Anthem Wis. Subject of Enforcement Action Related to Exchange Products

Anthem Wisconsin is subject of enforcement action related to exchange products. http://tinyurl.com/o6o6vmy

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