Arcadian Health Plan, Inc., announced today the debut of their Medicare Advantage health plans for select counties in California, Missouri, New Hampshire and Virginia, as well as continued expansion into existing markets including Maine and Texas. Its sister organizations and corresponding affiliates also continue expansion in Georgia, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, and North Carolina. Providing [...]
Extend Health announced that Richard Wheeler, former managing partner of Prescription Benefits, Inc., and Cathy Donahoe, former Director of Human Resources at Omniture, Inc., are joining Extend Health’s executive management team. Mr. Wheeler joins Extend Health as Senior Vice President for Public Sector Accounts. Ms. Donahoe joins as Vice President of Human Resources. Commenting on [...]
HealthSpring, Inc. announced that Andy Flatt, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, has begun a two-year term as the chairman of the Nashville Technology Council (NTC), an affiliate of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Since 1999, the NTC has been devoted to helping the Middle Tennessee technology community succeed.
As chairman, Mr. [...]
Senior Market Sales, Inc., a leading independent marketing organization (IMO), has partnered with Brown and Brown of California, Inc., dba CalSurance, to offer Errors & Omissions insurance for agents at significantly discounted rates. The initial open enrollment period launched Feb. 2, 2009. Insurance agents who are contracted with Senior Market Sales can now enroll for [...]
A collaboration among the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MSTCVS), Michigan hospitals and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) is facilitating improved outcomes in cardiac surgery and decreasing complications and costs in Michigan.
The MSTCVS/BCBSM Cardiac Surgery Quality Collaborative was formed in December 2005 to advance cardiac surgery quality in the state. By [...]
Clear Choice Health Plans, Inc.announced it has settled litigation with the State of Oregon related to a dispute over reimbursements from 1997 to 2002 under the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).
Clear Choice said it will receive $1 million as part of the settlement in a lawsuit it filed against the State in 2003, which alleged that [...]
Created to provide a unified voice of concern for health care providers, patients, employers and caregivers from across the country, a new grassroots movement named FAIR launched.
Troubled by a historical pattern of inadequate reimbursement and lack of financial transparency by the nation’s largest health insurers, FAIR will advocate for greater responsibility, transparency and fair [...]
Universal American Corp. to Present at the J.P. Morgan 27th Annual Healthcare Conference on January 13th
Universal American Corp. announced today that its Chairman & CEO, Richard Barasch, will present at the J.P. Morgan 27th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 7:30 am Pacific Time at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, in San Francisco, CA.
Investors will be able to access the presentation live over the Internet via the [...]
Clear Choice Health Plans, announced it has acquired privately-owned Trusteed Plans Service Corporation (TPSC), a Tacoma, Wash.-based third party administrator (TPA) of employee benefits plans that operates in six Western states—Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and Montana. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
TPSC will retain its name and management team and operate as a [...]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc. (BCBSF) has completed its acquisition of Florida Health Care Plan, Inc. (FHCP) from Halifax Hospital Medical Center (HHMC). FHCP will operate as a community-based, locally-managed, HMO subsidiary of BCBSF, serving Volusia and Flagler counties.
FHCP is a successful, high quality, mixed staff-model health care plan with 53,000 members [...]