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Posted on May 6, 2016 (23 days ago)

Birmingham Business Journal

Humana to drop out of Affordable Care Act exchange in Alabama
Birmingham Business Journal
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will likely be the last company standing on Alabama's Affordable Care Act exchange. Humana has announced that it will no longer offer coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchange in Alabama starting in 2017.

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Posted on May 6, 2016 (23 days ago)

WTVY, Dothan

Humana pulls out of Alabama, leaving one insurer on Obamacare exchange
WTVY, Dothan
ALABAMA (AL.com) Humana Inc. is dropping all its Alabama plans from the health insurance exchange set up under Obamacare, leaving the state with just one remaining company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Humana is also leaving the exchange in ...
Humana to exit Virginia, Alabama ACA marketsHealthcare Dive
Humana Echoes Obamacare Warning Following UnitedHealth ExitsBloomberg

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Posted on May 9, 2016 (20 days ago)

WAAY

Obamacare marketplace only offers one option in Alabama
WAAY
A marketplace with only one company. If you have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, then Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama will soon be your only option. That's after the sudden departures of both UnitedHealth Group and Humana from the ...


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Posted on Feb 3, 2016 (116 days ago)

AL.com

Blue Cross of Alabama predicts $135 million loss in 2015, mostly due to Obamacare
AL.com
Executives at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama are predicting losses of $135 million in 2015, mostly due to the costs of insuring patients who gained coverage under Obamacare. The insurance company has already tallied losses of $109 million through ...
Here's why Blue Cross lost $135M last yearBirmingham Business Journal

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Posted on May 24, 2016 (5 days ago)

AL.com

See the sixth annual Girls Inc. Cajun Cook-Off
AL.com
Best Overall in the 2016 Cajun Cook-Off went to Southeast Commercial Real Estate Services. Best Gumbo first-place was Cajun Blue (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama) and runner-up Brik Realty. Jambalaya first-place was J.R. Prewitt and Associates and ...


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Posted on May 27, 2016 (2 days ago)

Johnson City Press (subscription)

Confederate soldiers honored
Johnson City Press (subscription)
The red flag with the star-studded blue cross was designed specifically to carry into battle. One of nine graves at Oak Hill identified as holding the remains of Confederate soldiers is William H.H. Johnson, who was killed in battle in 1863 while ...


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Posted on May 15, 2016 (13 days ago)

Blue Cross donates money to Tuscaloosa schools to fight obesity
Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
Recently, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama announced it would give $250,000 in grant money to 28 schools across the state as part of the Be Healthy School Grant Program, which funds initiatives to fight childhood obesity. Locally, Oakdale Elementary ...

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Posted on May 27, 2016 (2 days ago)

Albany, Valdosta expected to have state's most costly insurance premiums
The Albany Herald
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, whose proposed increases average from 9.1 percent to 14.8 percent, will offer health plans statewide. Aetna, through its ... Humana has opted not to sell exchange plans in Alabama and Virginia in 2017. The ...

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Posted on Nov 9, 2015 (202 days ago)

AL.com

Alabama anti-trust case against Blue Cross will move ahead, judge rules
AL.com
A Birmingham-based judge recently decided to move forward with the Alabama portion of a lawsuit alleging a widespread conspiracy to divide territory and limit competition between Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates nationwide. U.S. District Court Judge ...

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Posted on Mar 23, 2016 (67 days ago)

AL.com

Blue Cross members will pay more at 18 hospitals starting in April
AL.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama introduced its hospital tiered network in 2006, which classified hospitals as Tier 1 or Tier 2 based on the quality and the value of care. Patients save money by using preferred Tier 1 hospitals, and pay more out-of ...
Two area hospitals rated Tier I from Blue CrossDadevilleRecord.com
BCBS members expected to pay less at Wiregrass Medical CenterDothan Eagle

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