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May 25, 2015

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From Health Plan Week - There are 500 million reasons why health insurance brokers across the country may be looking over their shoulders these days. That’s how much venture capital funding that human resources (HR) automation platform startup Zenefits said it raised on May 5, pushing the estimated valuation of the two-year-old San Francisco-based company to $4.5 billion. But the real reason for concern is that the new market player is offering a unique free software package to businesses in order to be named their insurance broker and collect the fees that would normally go to traditional brokers. Read more

The introduction of the first FDA-approved biosimilar drug onto the U.S. market… Read more

The likelihood CMS will not be able to make good on 100%… Read more

Marching ever forward, value-based contracting saw significant positive news when on May… Read more

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May 22, 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.

May 21, 2015
AHIP CEO Leaving for EmblemHealth

AHIP CEO Karen Ignagni will leave to become CEO at EmblemHealth. http://tinyurl.com/mpfctof

May 21, 2015
CareFirst Announces Data Breach Affecting 1.1M

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield disclosed a data breach from June 2014, which it says only affected limited data for up to 1.1 million members. http://www.carefirstanswers.com/

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