Archive for April 8th, 2011

Mini Meds – Looking Beyond 2014

Friday, April 8th, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ask brokers why limited medical coverage is important and there’s a simple answer: it provides choices. So said panelists during Benefits Selling Expo’s day two session, “Limited Medical Panel: It Ain’t Over Yet.”

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Physicians Cutting Out The Middle Men – Direct Contracting With Employer Groups

Friday, April 8th, 2011

This White Paper is a good read for physicians who are interested in cutting out the managed care middle men and directly contract with self-funded employer sponsored health plans – Physician Direct Contracting

See also – http://ajlester.com/public_html/documents/EBN%20Article%20February%202004.pdf

North Carolina Insurance Exchange – Secrecy Shrouds Contracts

Friday, April 8th, 2011

North Carolina House Bill 115, legislation written by the insurance companies, would create a health benefits exchange that is neither accessible nor transparent. Remember the North Carolina State Health Plan fight? For those who need a refresher, North Carolina signed a no bid contract with Blue Cross to manage the State Health Plan. The contract was secret, not even legislators could get a copy until public pressure forced it into the open.

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