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December 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans nationwide are reshuffling their Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D offerings for 2015 to include more value-based networks and some additional cost sharing as they work to cope with reduced federal reimbursement to MA plans. Some carriers — WellPoint Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina among them — are getting out of underperforming MA markets. Others, such as Highmark Inc., are building narrow-network products designed to lure cost-conscious Medicare consumers (see story, p. 6). Read more

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

Through a unique partnership between Anthem Blue Cross and seven prestigious California… Read more

Premiums for nonprofit Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans increased more than… Read more

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November 4, 2014
BlueShield of Calif. Launches ACO Plan

BlueShield of California launches Trio ACO-based #HMO plan.

October 31, 2014
BCBSNC Mistakenly Mails Out Incorrect Insurance Rates

BCBSNC mistakenly sends out inflated premium bills.

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

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