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Datapoint: Missouri Supreme Court Reinstates Medicaid Expansion

July 27, 2021

The Missouri Supreme Court last week cleared a path for the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion to take effect, ordering the state legislature to fund the program. Previously, Republicans in the state Senate refused to budget for expansion. Missouri currently serves 1,080,576 Medicaid beneficiaries, and an additional 275,000 people will become eligible via expansion.

The Missouri Supreme Court last week cleared a path for the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion to take effect, ordering the state legislature to fund the program. Previously, Republicans in the state Senate refused to budget for expansion. Missouri currently serves 1,080,576 Medicaid beneficiaries, and an additional 275,000 people will become eligible via expansion.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Clover Health Plots 2022 Medicare Expansion

July 26, 2021

Startup insurer Clover Health recently unveiled plans for its 2022 Medicare Advantage (MA) service area expansion, adding 101 new counties to its roster. Most of the new counties are in states Clover already has a presence in, but the insurer will take on an expansion to Alabama, launching in seven counties. Clover Health currently serves 65,978 MA members, up 16.5% from July 2020.

Startup insurer Clover Health recently unveiled plans for its 2022 Medicare Advantage (MA) service area expansion, adding 101 new counties to its roster. Most of the new counties are in states Clover already has a presence in, but the insurer will take on an expansion to Alabama, launching in seven counties. Clover Health currently serves 65,978 MA members, up 16.5% from July 2020.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Highmark Partners With Two Delaware Health Systems on MA

July 22, 2021

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is partnering with two DE-based health systems, ChristianaCare and Bayhealth, to offer a Medicare Advantage product in 2022, according to a July 20 press release. “ChristianaCare and Bayhealth are prominent health care providers in the areas of care coordination and outcomes, and they have strong ties to their communities. This collaboration will help increase access to care, enhance the provider-patient experience, and make way for new solutions to improve health for all seniors,” a Highmark official said in the release. Just 93 of Highmark’s 235,382 MA members reside in Delaware, so the new offering stands to grow the insurer’s presence significantly.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is partnering with two DE-based health systems, ChristianaCare and Bayhealth, to offer a Medicare Advantage product in 2022, according to a July 20 press release. “ChristianaCare and Bayhealth are prominent health care providers in the areas of care coordination and outcomes, and they have strong ties to their communities. This collaboration will help increase access to care, enhance the provider-patient experience, and make way for new solutions to improve health for all seniors,” a Highmark official said in the release. Just 93 of Highmark’s 235,382 MA members reside in Delaware, so the new offering stands to grow the insurer’s presence significantly.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Anthem, Kroger Team Up on MA

July 21, 2021

Anthem Inc. and Kroger will partner on new Medicare Advantage products in 2022, according to a report in Becker’s Hospital Review. While few details are available, an Anthem spokesperson told Becker’s the two orgs “share the goals of improving access to cost-effective care, driving transformative improvement to health outcomes, and simplifying the healthcare experience.” The plans will be available in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Louisville, Ky., and southern Virginia. Anthem is the top MA insurer in Ohio, with 254,945 members, No. 2 in Kentucky (71,782), No. 4 in Virginia (42,949) and No. 6 in Georgia (30,259).

Anthem Inc. and Kroger will partner on new Medicare Advantage products in 2022, according to a report in Becker’s Hospital Review. While few details are available, an Anthem spokesperson told Becker’s the two orgs “share the goals of improving access to cost-effective care, driving transformative improvement to health outcomes, and simplifying the healthcare experience.” The plans will be available in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Louisville, Ky., and southern Virginia. Anthem is the top MA insurer in Ohio, with 254,945 members, No. 2 in Kentucky (71,782), No. 4 in Virginia (42,949) and No. 6 in Georgia (30,259).

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: UnityPoint Health, HealthPartners to Offer New Small Group Plans in Iowa

July 19, 2021

Iowa-based health system UnityPoint Health will leverage its partnership with Midwest insurer HealthPartners to begin offering small group plans in Iowa, according to a July 12 press release. Rates for the new plans, which the companies say will offer both narrow and broad networks, will be available Oct. 1. The joint venture currently enrolls 59,876 members in Iowa. HealthPartners as a whole serves 1,021,271 lives throughout the upper Midwest.

Iowa-based health system UnityPoint Health will leverage its partnership with Midwest insurer HealthPartners to begin offering small group plans in Iowa, according to a July 12 press release. Rates for the new plans, which the companies say will offer both narrow and broad networks, will be available Oct. 1. The joint venture currently enrolls 59,876 members in Iowa. HealthPartners as a whole serves 1,021,271 lives throughout the upper Midwest.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans