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Posted on Aug 10, 2015 (20 days ago)

Florida Blue and AmeriHealth Caritas Reaffirm Commitment to Florida's Medicaid ...
Business Wire (press release)
Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, is a leader in Florida's health care industry. Driven by its mission to help people and communities achieve better health, Florida Blue has more than 4 million health care members across the ...

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Posted on Aug 23, 2015 (8 days ago)

Philly.com

Independence Blue Cross grows by partnering, not merging
Philly.com
What that means for Independence is that it will continue its strategy of trying to be a "magnet" for other Blue Cross companies, Hilferty said. Independence already has ventures with Blue Cross Blue Shield operators in Florida, Michigan, and elsewhere.

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Posted on Aug 27, 2015 (3 days ago)

Florida Regulators Tell Humana to Raise Obamacare Plan Rates
Bloomberg
Humana Inc. and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida were among those whose final rates were higher than they'd first sought. Alex Kepnes, a Humana spokesman, said the approved increase incorporated updated information from the U.S. government on ...


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Posted on Aug 28, 2015 (2 days ago)

BenefitsPro

PPACA premiums rise 9.2 percent in Florida
BenefitsPro
Things aren't looking quite so good in Florida, where insurance officials recently announced that premiums for plans on the state's federally-run exchange will increase by 9.2 percent. The Sunshine State boasts an exchange enrollment of 1.6 million ...


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Posted on Aug 26, 2015 (4 days ago)

South Florida Business Journal

Florida health care premiums to increase 9.5% in 2016
South Florida Business Journal
Other insurers – like Florida Blue, state affiliate of nonprofit Blue Cross and Blue Shield – report a below-average raise for 2016. Florida Blue's average marketplace rate increase for South Florida is 3 percent, while its average increase statewide ...
Obamacare premiums to rise 9.5 percent, but costs will go down for subsidized ...Sun Sentinel
Most health insurers raise 2016 Florida Obamacare ratesJunior College
Insurance Hikes Through State Marketplace Top Out at 7 PercentFx Report Daily
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Posted on Aug 28, 2015 (2 days ago)

Is Indiana's lack of 'narrow networks' keeping Obamacare premiums high?
Indianapolis Business Journal (blog)
When Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield pitched central Indiana hospital systems on joining its narrow Obamacare exchange network, it asked for prices that were 10 percent lower than normal. In 2014 in central Indiana, only Community Health Network ...

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Posted on Aug 27, 2015 (3 days ago)

Tennessee, Kentucky among states granted hefty rate hikes for 2016
FierceHealthPayer
Florida's premiums are set to rise 9.5 percent next year, according to Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation. Aetna's monthly premium rate will land at $381, up from $334 in 2014; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida's monthly rate will be $472, up ...

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Posted on Aug 28, 2015 (2 days ago)

Hospitals will continue to be the delivery system's 'cornerstone'
ModernHealthcare.com
MH: Many of your hospitals are in states that have not expanded Medicaid, such as Florida and Texas. What is your strategy to ... In the markets we serve, there generally is a Blue Cross plan that already has a very large market share. So we are very ...


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Posted on Aug 5, 2015 (25 days ago)

The Advocate

Former Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana CEO Howard Reitz dies
The Advocate
As a consolidated statewide organization, Blue Cross outgrew its small building on Florida Street, where it had made its home in Baton Rouge since 1968. In 1978, Blue Cross purchased 102 acres near Bluebonnet Boulevard and Interstate 10. The company's ...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2015 (9 days ago)

Blue Cross Faces Hepatitis C Lawsuit
LawyersandSettlements.com
Although Harvoni has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for hepatitis C, and is deemed an effective treatment with few side effects, Blue Cross reportedly refused coverage of the drug because her liver had not ...

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