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November 24, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Health Plan Week - The trend of health insurers evolving into retail-facing companies took a twist on Nov. 17 when Kaiser Permanente said it would open in-store clinics in four Southern California Target Corp. locations. Officials with Kaiser and market consultants say what is new with this latest development is how the Kaiser-Target arrangement may affect not just the two parties and their members-customers, but also the wider health plan marketplace. The growth of in-store clinics is partly driven by the nationwide shortage of primary care doctors, which should be exacerbated by the millions of newly insured resulting from the health reform law and its exchanges. Read more

Health insurers say the start of public exchange open enrollment, which runs… Read more

Private health insurance exchange membership is certainly growing. But 2015 open-enrollment numbers… Read more

Challenges are many for health insurers starting to formulate their pricing strategies… Read more

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November 21, 2014
Washington Launches Comic Ad Campaign for Health Exchange

Watch: Washington insurance exchange has new 'humorous' ad campaign: http://tinyurl.com/k7kff76

November 21, 2014
Key Financial Data for Leading Health Plans — Third Quarter 2014 (Year-to-Date)

Your quarterly Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans spreadsheet is now available. Click here to access the raw data file.

November 20, 2014
Covered Calif. Hits Wall with Undocumented Latinos

Covered California's outreach to the Latino community is restricted by the number of undocumented immigrants in the state. http://tinyurl.com/lxfvmp8

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