AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Intermountain to Close 25 Utah Pharmacies

July 14, 2021

Intermountain Healthcare last week said it will close 25 of its Utah retail pharmacies next month, citing low usage. Current prescriptions and inventory will be transferred to CVS locations. Intermountain’s health insurance unit, SelectHealth, is currently the largest insurer in Utah, serving 813,720 members, 32.4% of the state’s insured population.

Intermountain Healthcare last week said it will close 25 of its Utah retail pharmacies next month, citing low usage. Current prescriptions and inventory will be transferred to CVS locations. Intermountain’s health insurance unit, SelectHealth, is currently the largest insurer in Utah, serving 813,720 members, 32.4% of the state’s insured population.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Iowa Seeking Third Medicaid MCO

July 13, 2021

Iowa is looking to add a third managed care organization to its Medicaid managed care program, according to a report from Iowa Public Radio. The state will begin accepting applications for the RFP in December. Iowa’s managed care program is currently served by Anthem, Inc., which enrolls 393,037 lives, and Centene Corp., which covers 292,651.

Iowa is looking to add a third managed care organization to its Medicaid managed care program, according to a report from Iowa Public Radio. The state will begin accepting applications for the RFP in December. Iowa’s managed care program is currently served by Anthem, Inc., which enrolls 393,037 lives, and Centene Corp., which covers 292,651.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Clover Health to Offer Grocery Benefit

July 12, 2021

Startup insurer Clover Health is partnering with WalMart to offer $300 to $500 in grocery benefits to its Medicare Advantage (MA) members, beginning this August. CMS added this flexible benefit in 2018. Clover Health currently enrolls 65,707 MA lives.

Startup insurer Clover Health is partnering with WalMart to offer $300 to $500 in grocery benefits to its Medicare Advantage (MA) members, beginning this August. CMS added this flexible benefit in 2018. Clover Health currently enrolls 65,707 MA lives.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Begin Offering MA Products in 2022

July 8, 2021

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in June unveiled plans to begin offering Medicare Advantage (MA) products in Iowa and South Dakota. The new MA org, Wellmark Advantage Health Plan, will begin offering products this fall for the 2022 plan year. Wellmark is one of the largest insurers in the Upper Midwest, enrolling 1,275,233 people in Iowa and South Dakota. 40.8% of Wellmark members are enrolled in risk-based commercial products.

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in June unveiled plans to begin offering Medicare Advantage (MA) products in Iowa and South Dakota. The new MA org, Wellmark Advantage Health Plan, will begin offering products this fall for the 2022 plan year. Wellmark is one of the largest insurers in the Upper Midwest, enrolling 1,275,233 people in Iowa and South Dakota. 40.8% of Wellmark members are enrolled in risk-based commercial products.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans

Datapoint: Louisiana Releases Medicaid RFP

July 7, 2021

Louisiana last week issued a request for proposals (RFP), inviting managed care organizations to bid on new contracts to serve the state’s Medicaid managed care program. More than 1.7 million people are currently enrolled in a Medicaid managed care plan in Louisiana, with Centene Corp. leading the pack at 31.1% market share. The state in January 2020 tossed its contract awards from the previous August, after the state procurement officer found flaws in the bidding process.

Louisiana last week issued a request for proposals (RFP), inviting managed care organizations to bid on new contracts to serve the state’s Medicaid managed care program. More than 1.7 million people are currently enrolled in a Medicaid managed care plan in Louisiana, with Centene Corp. leading the pack at 31.1% market share. The state in January 2020 tossed its contract awards from the previous August, after the state procurement officer found flaws in the bidding process.

Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans