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Anthem Blue Cross announced that it will issue rebates to members enrolled in their Medicare Supplement plans in five different states. The rebates are a result of the Medicare supplement or Medigap plans failing to meet the medical loss ratios (MLR). Rebate checks being sent out in September will range from $3.51 to $487.08 per member.
In an effort to shed a little light on the range of outpatient surgery costs a health care consumer might have for a particular procedure, Anthem Blue Cross in association with WebMD created a cost comparison website. As a patient, you have more incentive to carefully consider the lower priced options if you have a high deductible plan.
One of the spillover effects from the Affordable Care Act is that the insurance companies are streamlining not only their health insurance plans but their ancillary insurance products like dental and vision. Anthem Blue Cross has just released new dental and vision plans that are straight forward and easy to understand.
Anthem Blue Cross of California will be notifying certain small employer groups that they will be receiving a rebate under the Affordable Care Acts’s Medical Loss Ratio (MLR). They missed the 80/20 target for small group plans overseen by DMHC. These plans consist of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) that are overseen by DMHC.
The Health Action Network website is a sham and Wellpoint, Inc. should be ashamed of surreptitiously promoting it to Anthem Blue Cross members.
While there is no doubt that healthcare costs are escalating, there may be other reasons beyond pure inflation that is driving Anthem and other carriers to seek rate increases.
Anthem Blue Cross announced on October 9th that certain small group health insurance plans regulated by the California Department of Insurance will receive a one-time credit on their December invoices.
It is unfortunate the Californians will be losing an affordable health insurance option. Anthem Blue Cross of California announced it was closing the popular plan ClearProtection Plus 5000 to new customers as of May 1, 2012
California Sutter Health System Update Anthem Blue Cross (“Anthem”) and Sutter Health System Medical Groups (“Sutter Medical Groups”) have been engaged in negotiations for several months to reach reasonable reimbursement rates and contractual terms that are beneficial to both organizations. Unfortunately, Sutter Health will be terminating its participating hospital/provider contract with Anthem Blue Cross (“Anthem”), […]