Telehealth or consulting with patients with non-medical emergencies over the phone or internet is gaining steam to save time and money.
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Medicare Supplement rate comparison for Sacramento and southern Placer counties, @ age 65 and/or Part B enrollment, guarantee issue.
Refunds for Anthem Blue Cross members in certain plans in five states (California, Colorado, Maine, Ohio and Wisconsin) will begin August 13, 2012.
All of this is further evidence that the ACA is prompting large health insurance companies to position themselves to make the most of healthcare reform from either the private market or through government contracts.
Certain plans will be discontinued effective 10/1/12 (on a group’s renewal anniversary).
Wellpoint, parent company of Anthem Blue Cross in California, announced on June 4, 2012, that it had entered into an agreement to purchase 1-800-CONTACTS, the largest direct-to-consumer retailer of contact lenses in the U.S.
Anthem Blue Cross of California closes Clear Protection Plus 1000, adds new born and adopted baby coverage.
It almost seems contrary for an association of insurance agents to openly advocate for unfettered rate increases by health insurance companies that can so drastically impact their client base.
Health insurance companies have lovingly embraced healthcare reform and want to shout the good news on billboards.
The ACO looks like a hybrid between a traditional PPO and HMO plan. While the plan member has some freedom to select different doctors, there are deductible and copay incentives to sticking with service providers in the ACO.