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Lessons in Medicare Advantage innovation

Attendees at the AHIP Institute in Seattle got a "fast and furious crash course" on innovating Medicare Advantage benefit design. They learned that insurers have to be creative with meeting the needs of MA beneficiaries to drive member engagement.

Aetna: Empower providers with data for ACO success

Aetna has achieved a high level of success through its accountable care organizations in the last few years--but that accomplishment hasn't come by accident. The insurer is keen on implementing...

Gamification breaks down complicated benefits information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is following the gamification trend, using videos, quizzes and games to explain complicated benefits information to members. 

Health plans limit profits, paying excess to state

Minnesota's four largest health payers--Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica and UCare--have agreed to limit profit margins on taxpayer-funded health programs to 1 percent

Hospitals to see more contract pressures from commercial insurers

Health reform will result in "enormous pressure on the provider contracting side" in the commercial health insurance market, predicted Pamela Sedmak, senior vice president and CFO at Blue Cross and

Commercial business declines, demand to surge: How will healthcare survive?

Health insurers saw a distinct shift in their business lines in 2009. Commercial coverage fell by an average of 1.5 million people, while managed Medicaid enrollment grew by 1.8 million people,