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May 2015

Recent Stories of Interest

From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - A wave of class-action suits has been filed against Blues plan operators Anthem, Inc. and Premera Blue Cross in the wake of two high-profile security breaches (The AIS Report 3/15, p. 1). But attorneys for both the plaintiffs and the health plan operators will face challenges in proving, or disproving, that the compromised personal information resulted in damages. Case in Point: on March 31 — more than two years after a pair of laptop computers were stolen from its Newark offices — a federal judge in New Jersey dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. Read more

Almost one year into its oncology pathways initiative, Anthem, Inc. continues to… Read more

News surfaced March 18 that nonprofit Blue Shield of California lost its… Read more

Blues plans dominate the public insurance exchanges in a majority of markets,… Read more

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May 21, 2015
CareFirst Announces Data Breach Affecting 1.1M

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield disclosed a data breach from June 2014, which it says only affected limited data for up to 1.1 million members.

May 14, 2015
Wellmark Refuses ACA Exchange Again

Wellmark spurned a third chance to join the ACA exchange, but two competitors agreed to participate.

May 12, 2015
Anthem Consumer Confidence Slightly Damaged

‪‎Anthem‬ lost some consumer confidence after the ‪breach‬, but regained some through its handling of the matter.

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