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November 23, 2015

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From Health Plan Week - UnitedHealth Group dropped a bombshell on Nov. 19 when it told investors that it would take a $425 million (26 cents per share) write-down for the fourth quarter of 2015 to pay for losses on Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges for 2015 and projected ahead for 2016. A small slice of that amount was also for a balky Iowa Medicaid contract, but the thud heard around the industry was the sound of people throwing previous projections out the window about the financial viability of health insurers doing business in the ACA individual marketplaces. Read more

Acquisition is the word of the year for Molina Healthcare, Inc., with… Read more

AbbVie Inc.’s Humira, a workmanlike drug used for multiple indications since its… Read more

The proposed rule would amend Title I of GINA, which prohibits the… Read more

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November 25, 2015
Arizona CO-OP Announces Closure

Arizona's CO-OP, Meritus Health Partners, to close operations on Dec. 31 for lack of funding.

November 24, 2015
Clone of CSO Mag Honors Horizon BCBSNJ for Security Policy

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey received an award from CSO Magazine for its security posture.

November 20, 2015
Key Financial Indicators for Leading Health Plans

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

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