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August 25, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Health Plan Week - Cigna Corp. says it is going national with its proprietary private exchange on Sept. 1, becoming the latest major insurer to forge ahead in the increasingly crowded business of distributing insurance digitally. The carrier is making its move well after early adapters have opted to open their own marketplaces, like Bloom Health Corp. five years ago (HPW 7/18/11, p. 5), but sees the timing appropriate for its market goals in the 51-employee and over space. Read more

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

Health insurers are using social media-inspired video contests, educational outreach programs, benefit… Read more

Back in 2011, when the medical loss ratio (MLR) rules went into… Read more

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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 … via @SFGate

August 22, 2014
Key Financial Data for Leading Health Plans — Second 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.

August 14, 2014
WellPoint to Change its Corporate Name to Anthem

WellPoint Inc. intends to change its corporate name to Anthem. Here's the press release:

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