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The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans (not affiliated with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association or its member companies) is a monthly update for HEALTH PLAN WEEK subscribers that covers timely news, insightful analysis and comprehensive data on Blues plans’ products, market share, strategies, profitability and alliances.

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February 2017

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From The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans - Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are bracing for new drug entrants in several expensive specialty classes over the next two years — and they are developing new partnerships and tools to manage those therapies. Pharmacy shelves soon might hold new drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS), eczema and liver diseases, as well as multiple entrants in the autoimmune and oncology classes. Read more

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The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans

In an effort to bring you a broader picture of the health insurance industry, AIS Health is incorporating its monthly coverage of Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans into the weekly newsletter Health Plan Week, and discontinuing publication of the monthly newsletter The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

All subscribers to The AIS Report are now instead subscribed to Health Plan Week, which, in addition to its weekly coverage of business, financial and regulatory news of BCBS plans and other health insurers, now also includes an extra 4-page monthly update that focuses specifically on the strategies and business activities of Blues plans.

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If you have any questions about Health Plan Week’s future coverage of Blues plans, please email Executive Editor Jill Brown at jbrown@aishealth.com. For questions concerning your subscription, please contact Customer Service Manager Tracey Filar Atwood at tfatwood@aishealth.com.

January 26, 2017
Capital BlueCross Plans to Expand Penn. MA Presence With Vibra Health Plan Buy

Capital BlueCross plans to expand MA presence in Pennsylvania with Vibra Health Plan buy. http://tinyurl.com/gs49af5

October 19, 2016
Horizon Launches Crohn’s Episode of Care Program

Horizon launches Crohn’s episode of care program. http://tinyurl.com/z7bocsn

October 17, 2016
Texas Blues Plan Launches Coordinated Care Plans Through STAR Kids, MA Dual Special Needs Plans

Texas Blues plan launches coordinated care plans through STAR Kids, MA dual Special Needs Plans. http://tinyurl.com/juqk4j5

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