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Posted on Sep 15, 2016 (10 days ago)

PEMCO signs deal with Florida Blue for client companies
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Florida Blue is a member of the National Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and offers health insurance to Florida-based individuals, businesses and Medicare participants. PEMCO successfully completed an open enrollment conversion with Florida ...


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Posted on Sep 7, 2016 (18 days ago)

MyPalmBeachPost

Why Florida OK'd higher 2017 premiums than health insurers sought
MyPalmBeachPost
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, or Florida Blue, reported a $471 million gross profit on Affordable Care Act-compliant individual plans in 2015, up from $124 million in 2014. A spokesman said the Jacksonville-based company “remains committed to ...

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Posted on Aug 31, 2016 (25 days ago)

Sun Sentinel

Report: S. Florida counties among only 6 statewide to be served by 4 Obamacare insurers in 2017
Sun Sentinel
That would leave 49 of Florida's 67 counties with just a single insurer: Florida Blue, affiliate of national insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield. Last year, both Florida Blue and UnitedHealthcare offered plans in all 67 counties. Those projected to ...

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Posted on Aug 23, 2016 (33 days ago)

Forbes

How A Blue Cross Plan Beat Aetna And UnitedHealth In Obamacare
Forbes
As Aetna AET -0.48% and UnitedHealth Group UNH -0.27% retreat next year from most public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act in the face of losses they say they can't handle, a model is emerging in Florida that may be the answer to caring for ...
Feds, foes clash over Florida Obamacare impact after insurers exitMyPalmBeachPost
Experts Predict Sharp Decline in Competition across the ACA Exchanges | Avalere HealthAvalere Health
Insurance Startup Oscar Quits Two Markets, Rethinks Obamacare PlansBloomberg

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Posted yesterday.

Ken Harris, why aren't you running for mayor?
Port Huron Times Herald
The only good thing about the retirement was the Blue Cross Blue Shield, which was a minimum program. After retirement, I had to ... We live in a modest home mostly month to month, drive used cars, I don't go to Florida, just try to get by.” •Rodney ...

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Posted on Sep 6, 2016 (19 days ago)

Ocala

ACA rates on the rise, but feds say subsidies help
Ocala
The state's largest insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, or Florida Blue, had an average 19 percent approved increase statewide. The state insurance office did not release average rate increase projections for Alachua, Marion or any other ...
State, feds offer conflicting spins on 2017 Obamacare ratesSt. Augustine Record
Preliminary Data on Insurer Exits and Entrants in 2017 Affordable Care Act MarketplacesKaiser Family Foundation

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Posted on Sep 7, 2016 (18 days ago)

Arizona's Pinal County Gains Health-Law Exchange Insurer
Wall Street Journal
States including Alabama, Alaska, Missouri, Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee are likely to go next year to having one insurer in all or most counties, Kaiser's analysis found. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in June had announced ...

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Posted on Sep 14, 2016 (11 days ago)

NPR

Employees Are Paying A Bigger Chunk Of Health Insurance Costs
NPR
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York offers its own employees a high deductible plan. And like Covenant in Florida, it encourages its workers to participate in wellness programs to knock down their share of the cost. The company will pay $500 ...
2016 Employer Health Benefits SurveyKaiser Family Foundation
Drew Altman | The Henry J. Kaiser Family FoundationKaiser Family Foundation
David Anderson - BlueCross BlueShield of Western New YorkBlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
NPR -NPR
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Posted on Aug 30, 2016 (26 days ago)

Common Dreams (press release)

Cry Me a River, Aetna
Common Dreams (press release)
One of the reasons the big for-profits are not doing so well in the Obamacare marketplace is because, unlike many of the nonprofits health plans, they didn't devote sufficient resources up front, like the Florida Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, to ...
Obama Sabotages ObamaCareForbes
Experts Predict Sharp Decline in Competition across the ACA Exchanges | Avalere HealthAvalere Health
Preliminary Data on Insurer Exits and Entrants in 2017 Affordable Care Act MarketplacesKaiser Family Foundation

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Posted on Jun 21, 2016 (96 days ago)

Florida Blue To Provide Costly Hep C Drug After Lawsuits
Law360 (subscription)
In lead plaintiffs Eugene Oakes and Keith Burt's unopposed motion for preliminary approval of the agreement, they said the proposed class features about 2,000 members, but that Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida Inc. will provide coverage for Gilead ...


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