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ACO success leads to new insurance products

As accountable care organizations (ACO) become more popular and successful, insurers have started launching new products wrapped around the ACO model to further cut costs and recruit new members, reported AIS Health .

Anthem creates new single-provider health plan

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin has teamed up with one of the state's largest provider networks to create a new health plan that aims to provide high-quality care, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

State lawmakers block insurers from shifting specialty drug costs to members

Legislation recently introduced in the California House of Representatives would limit yearly out-of-pocket expenses for prescriptions and other medical costs at $5,950 for an individual and $11,900 for a family.

Anthem pays patients to choose cheaper docs

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut is testing an experimental type of health plan that pays patients hundreds of dollars in cash rebates for choosing lower-cost doctors. Its new

Anthem wants 13% rate hike to offset rising claims, utilization

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield wants to raise premiums by 12.9 percent next year for more than 45,000 individual-market customers in Connecticut. The state's largest insurer said the rate hike,

Anthem hikes premiums by half of requested amount

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine is increasing premiums on its individual policies by an average of 5.3 percent--rather than the 9.7 percent increase requested by the company earlier this

Anthem BCBS cuts 50 jobs in Ohio

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio is cutting 50 jobs from its Youngstown offices. Anthem cited law changes affecting the private fee-for-service marketplace, reports the Dayton Daily News.

Anthem, Regence denied rate hike requests

The Connecticut Insurance Department has rejected a 20 percent rate hike proposed by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, calling the request "excessive," according to the Hartford Courant. The

Hospitals negotiate higher-than-competitive rates with insurers

Hospitals are using market clout to negotiate higher-than-competitive prices with insurers, which causes price variation that is inconsistent with what is found in other industries within competitive

Anthem faces critics at rate hike hearing

Critics of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield protested its request for a nearly 20 percent rate increase for 48,000 individual policyholders during a public hearing chaired by the Connecticut