The GOP spending bill, which the House passed last night, contains a provision that benefits Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers--but not other insurance companies.
Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are investing more in health information technology startups to expand their business and gain an edge in the post Affordable Care Act market.
Blue Cross Blue Shield plans across the country are taking a wide range of steps to ensure they sign up a large number of consumers this upcoming enrollment period, reported AIS Health.
In 12 of the 15 states with exchange information available, Blues plans dominated the marketplaces last year. The plans' success stems from competitive market share, sound customer service and active participation with government programs. But t o compete in today's healthcare insurance market, playing it safe doesn't cut it, Bill Copeland, U.S. leader of Deloitte's life sciences and healthcare practice told FierceHealthPayer in an exclusive interview this morning.
Health Care Services Corp. is pairing up with insurance giant State Farm to sell individual health plans both on and off the health insurance exchanges during the next open enrollment period.
Aetna and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association are joining forces with some of the biggest companies to urge the entire business community to embrace wellness programs as a way to lower healthcare costs and boost employee health.
WellPoint and many Blue Cross Blue Shield plans took an aggressive approach to participating in the health insurance exchanges--and it paid off. In 12 of the 15 states with exchange information available, WellPoint and Blues plans dominated the marketplaces last year, according to a new study from Avalere Health.
Spending by the largest health plan and hospital operator in Massachusetts helped drive the Bay State's overall healthcare costs well above the rate of general inflation last year, the Boston Globe reported.
The Obama administration's decision last fall to let consumers keep certain plans that weren't compliant with the Affordable Care Act may have led to some insurers proposing higher premiums...
The less competitive a health insurance market is, the higher the premium rates are, according to a report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.