Multi-million dollar medical claims soar


By Amanda Eisenberg June 15 2017 (credit: Employee Benefit News)

Self-insured employers saw a 68% increase in multi-million dollar claims from 2013 to 2016,
according to a new Sun Life Financial report.

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Aetna profit tops estimates with deal for Humana in doubt


By Zachary Tracer January 31 2017 (Bloomberg) — Aetna Inc. posted fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates, a week after the health insurer’s deal to buy rival Humana Inc. was blocked by a federal judge...

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Rising Exchange Health Insurance Premiums Rattle Consumers


Consumers who pay for their own health insurance without a government subsidy are walking a financial tightrope as premiums continue to climb....

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Obamacare Pummels Blue Cross Blue Shield Of NC...


By Chris Conover

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC is expecting to lose more than $400 million on its first two years of Obamacare business. According to this morning’s News and Observer, “The dramatic deterioration in Blue Cross’ ACA business is causing increasing alarm among agents and public health officials.”
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The Case for High Performance Health Plans-STRATeBEN Model 11years running


By Brian Klepper

...And in the healthcare marketplace are under-recognized companies [like Strateben] that do health care dramatically differently, delivering high performance and high impact – meaning they are unusually effective in costly areas of care. ...

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