consumer operated and oriented plans (CO-OP)

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Report: Exchanges will breed insurer competition

Health insurance exchanges will likely create "fairly competitive" marketplaces as insurers vie for consumers, says a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Wellmark pledges not to raise rates in 2014

Despite raising rates multiple times over the last several years, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that it won't increase premiums more than the cost to cover the reform law's fees and taxes on insurers.

CO-OPs carve out competitive spot in exchanges

When insurance exchanges open for enrollment this October, consumer-owned and operated health plans will have a chance to compete side by side with big name insurers like Aetna, Cigna, WellPoint and UnitedHealth.

CO-OP denied license to sell health plans on Vermont exchange

The chance for a consumer operated and oriented plan (CO-OP) to compete in the Vermont health insurance exchange was shot down Wednesday by state regulators due to  financial solvency and corporate governance issues,

Lessons big insurers can learn from CO-OPs

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CO-OPs want restored funding, despite fiscal cliff cuts

After losing almost all funding under the fiscal cliff agreement, consumer oriented and operated plans are urging federal officials to support them in any possible way.

Member-owned plans get $160M boost from HHS

Hoping to help get member-owned health plans up and running, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has provided more than $160 million in grants to two new plans in Massachusetts and Tennessee.

CO-OP health plans awarded $640M in federal grants

Competition within the health insurance industry could potentially increase now that consumer-governed health plans have received a big financial boost to get them up and running. The Centers for

HHS proposes new nonprofit CO-OP plans

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released proposed regulations for the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan program, which creates a new type of nonprofit, consumer-governed health