Blues

Amid Affordability Concerns, Blues Plans Build More Value-Based Care Programs for 2019

January 7, 2019

Declining affordability of health care coupled with continuing upheaval in the individual market represent the biggest challenges for Blue Cross Blue Shield plans as they enter 2019. To counter those headwinds, Blues plan CEOs tell AIS Health they’re doubling down on value-based care. “An uncertain marketplace continues to be the biggest challenge for our industry,” […]

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Blues Plans Focus on Customer-Facing Data Initiatives

January 7, 2019

Blues plans are focusing hard on artificial intelligence and member-facing data initiatives that can help to improve wellness and encourage customers to see lower-cost providers as they move into 2019. To execute on these initiatives, they’re both partnering with tech companies to leverage those companies’ capabilities and forming their own subsidiaries to build new tools […]

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2018 in Review: National Enrollment and Market Share for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans

January 7, 2019

by Carina Belles Nearly one third of all medical lives in the U.S. are enrolled in a Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate plan, according to the latest update to AIS’s Directory of Health Plans. From 2017 to 2018, Blues’ overall national market share dropped to 31% from 35%, with enrollment losses in every sector […]

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Datapoint: Blues Plans Enroll Nearly One-Third of All Medical Lives

December 26, 2018

About 31% of all covered lives in the U.S. are enrolled in Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate plans, down from 35% in 2017. Anthem, Inc. dominates the Blues market, with 32.4 million members.

About 31% of all covered lives in the U.S. are enrolled in Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate plans, down from 35% in 2017. Anthem, Inc. dominates the Blues market, with 32.4 million members.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Blues Plans Try Innovative Strategies to Reduce Individual Rates for 2019

December 3, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are implementing innovative strategies to keep premiums low on Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant individual policies for 2019 as they navigate a changing market that continues to see a poor risk pool and will encounter new competition in the form of short-term policies over the coming months.

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Value-Based Care Gains Steam as Blues Report Promising Results

December 3, 2018

Blues plans in New Jersey and Arizona are reporting good results from their value-based care programs, while plans in Idaho and Massachusetts are launching initiatives designed to move provider payments even further away from fee-for-service.

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