AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Arise Health Plan Rebrands Under Parent Company

September 24, 2020

Arise Health Plan, a Wisconsin-based commercial insurer, says it will rebrand as WPS Health Plan in October. Arise is a subsidiary of WPS Health Solutions, a provider-founded health care organization that focuses on military families and veterans. Arise, which entered the Wisconsin Affordable Care Act exchange market in 2020, currently covers 53,951 members. About 3,500 of its members receive coverage through the exchanges.

Arise Health Plan, a Wisconsin-based commercial insurer, says it will rebrand as WPS Health Plan in October. Arise is a subsidiary of WPS Health Solutions, a provider-founded health care organization that focuses on military families and veterans. Arise, which entered the Wisconsin Affordable Care Act exchange market in 2020, currently covers 53,951 members. About 3,500 of its members receive coverage through the exchanges.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: CareFirst, MedStar Sign Value-Based Care Deal

September 23, 2020

Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, one of the largest insurers in the mid-Atlantic, signed a “landmark” value-based care agreement with MedStar Health, a health system with more than 300 sites of care in the region. The two entities say their efforts, which will focus on more personalized care for patients, identifying high-risk populations and geographies and improving technology infrastructure, will save $400 million over the next seven years. CareFirst is currently the largest insurer in Maryland, with 2,128,811 members, and the second-largest insurer in Washington, D.C., with 308,313 members.

Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, one of the largest insurers in the mid-Atlantic, signed a “landmark” value-based care agreement with MedStar Health, a health system with more than 300 sites of care in the region. The two entities say their efforts, which will focus on more personalized care for patients, identifying high-risk populations and geographies and improving technology infrastructure, will save $400 million over the next seven years. CareFirst is currently the largest insurer in Maryland, with 2,128,811 members, and the second-largest insurer in Washington, D.C., with 308,313 members.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Health Net, Canopy Launch New Bay Area Plan

September 22, 2020

Health Net last week said it will launch a new insurance product, targeting large employer groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, in January 2021. The plan, CanopyCare, is a partnership with Canopy Health, an accountable care network of more than 5,000 Bay Area physicians that focuses on high-touch member care and cost transparency. Health Net is a California-based division of Centene Corp., acquired in 2015. Centene is currently the fourth-largest insurer in California, with 3,132,104 members.

Health Net last week said it will launch a new insurance product, targeting large employer groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, in January 2021. The plan, CanopyCare, is a partnership with Canopy Health, an accountable care network of more than 5,000 Bay Area physicians that focuses on high-touch member care and cost transparency. Health Net is a California-based division of Centene Corp., acquired in 2015. Centene is currently the fourth-largest insurer in California, with 3,132,104 members.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Horizon BCBSNJ Launches New Medicare Advantage Brand

September 17, 2020

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and two Jersey-based health systems, Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabus Health (pending regulatory approval), are launching a new physician-led Medicare Advantage org in the state, Braven Health. The insurer will offer MA products in eight New Jersey counties for the 2021 plan year. Horizon BCBS is currently the fourth-largest MA insurer in New Jersey, with 23,245 members, or 5.0% of the state’s market.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and two Jersey-based health systems, Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabus Health (pending regulatory approval), are launching a new physician-led Medicare Advantage org in the state, Braven Health. The insurer will offer MA products in eight New Jersey counties for the 2021 plan year. Horizon BCBS is currently the fourth-largest MA insurer in New Jersey, with 23,245 members, or 5.0% of the state’s market.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Centene Plots Major 2021 Exchange Expansion

September 16, 2020

Centene Corp. last week said it will expand its Affordable Care Act exchange products to two new states (Michigan and New Mexico) and 400 new counties in its existing markets for the 2021 plan year. Centene is currently the largest exchange insurer in the U.S., with 2,187,894 members across 13 states. Nationally, Centene enrolls 19.1% of all exchange lives.

Centene Corp. last week said it will expand its Affordable Care Act exchange products to two new states (Michigan and New Mexico) and 400 new counties in its existing markets for the 2021 plan year. Centene is currently the largest exchange insurer in the U.S., with 2,187,894 members across 13 states. Nationally, Centene enrolls 19.1% of all exchange lives.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans