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September 1, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Health Plan Week - When Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. informed investors on Aug. 14 that it expects to take a $500 million hit in 2014 from an unexpected rise in the number of its own employees buying company health insurance, the news was taken with surprise by analysts who have seen no such trend in the general employer benefits segment. In fact, researchers at Mercer say their data show employees have not shifted in great numbers to employer plans from 2013 to 2014. Read more

Despite health insurers touting how they have become more digital in their… Read more

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As Congress looks ahead to November elections, health insurers continue to push… Read more

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September 2, 2014
Aetna Trumpets $5M in Savings From Banner ACO

Aetna trumpets $5M in savings from Banner ACO. http://tinyurl.com/n5dsmwf

September 2, 2014
Mass. Blames BCBSMA for Hike in State’s Overall Medical Costs

State of Mass. blames BCBSMA, Partners for hike in state’s overall medical costs. http://tinyurl.com/l4tdk3g

August 26, 2014
Blue Shield to Fete Some Members in Style at New Stadium

Blue Shield to fete some members in style at new stadium - SFGate http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Blue-Shield-to-fete-so... … via @SFGate

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