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September 29, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Health Plan Week - Last time out was a disaster. This time will be different. That is the hope of health insurers as they prepare to implement strategies for the second public exchange open-enrollment period beginning on Nov. 15 and running to Feb. 15, 2015. What health plans and strategists expect this time around is a more nuanced, knowledgeable approach to how things work, from how plans are priced and marketed to consumers to how education efforts are conducted. The disaster of last year’s open-enrollment period was technical in nature, out of the control of health insurers; this year’s focus will be on “normal” business issues, market watchers say. Read more

With each major provider merger, like the Sept. 12 announcement that Advocate… Read more

California’s HMO market received a jolt on Sept. 17 when WellPoint, Inc.’s… Read more

Massachusetts’s first measurement of spending across the entire state health care system… Read more

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September 25, 2014
Array Health Raises $13M for Private Exchange Platform

After 8 years, Array Health raises $13M for private health insurance exchange platform. http://www.geekwire.com/2014/array-health/

September 24, 2014
State Farm Inks Exclusive Sales Deal with Health Care Service Corp.

State Farm inks exclusive sales deal with Health Care Service Corp. http://tinyurl.com/kwaynw4

September 23, 2014
New Mexico Health Exchange Insurance Premiums to Drop in Price

New Mexico health exchange insurance premiums to drop in price. http://bit.ly/1wKlq3o

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