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March 30, 2015

Recent Stories of Interest

From Health Plan Week - Right about now, health insurers are working hard to perfect their inner Gordon Gekko. This is because Wall Street equity specialists in the insurance sector say major national carriers are talking openly in investor circles about megamergers that could result in significant shifts in the pecking order of the commercial and government-sponsored segments. A new report on March 16 by Credit Suisse lays out the possibility for some of these “fantasy” deals actually taking shape, with analysts naming the most likely plays led by a possible Anthem, Inc. takeover of Humana Inc., an Aetna Inc. bid for Humana or Cigna Corp., or a Humana purchase of Centene Corp. Read more

Two seemingly successful health plans created in recent years by providers show… Read more

Health plans have no reassurance that their strategies for Affordable Care Act… Read more

Not-for-profit insurers, be they organized as mutuals or part of a larger… Read more

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March 27, 2015
HHS: Md. Overcharged $28.4M for Health Exchange

An audit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found the state of Maryland overcharged the federal government $28.4 million during the launch of its health exchange. http://fw.to/4CdgORf

March 26, 2015
House OKs Doc-Fix Bill

On Thursday the House of Representatives approved the controversial SGR or 'doc-fix' bill. http://tinyurl.com/ngw2zcf

March 25, 2015
Insurance Commissioners Probe Premera Hack

Insurance commissioners probe Premera hack. http://tinyurl.com/ohmfbxt

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