Archive for September 20th, 2011

Insurance Consultant Makes Recommendation But Fails To Follow Texas Education Code Requirements

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Recently, a Texas licensed insurance consultant, retained by a Texas independent school district, reported his analysis with recommendations to the district’s School Board of Trustees. Unfortunately for the consultant, one of the school trustees is an experienced purchasing manager well versed in the Texas Education Code in the area of puchasing requirements under a bid or proposal process.

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Hospitals & Drug Makers: We Don’t Love You Anymore Mr. Obama

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. hospital and drug industries lashed out at provisions of President Barack Obama’s deficit reduction plan that would saddle them with more than $200 billion in federal healthcare spending cuts.

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Blue Cross Profits Drop Sharply

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Blue Cross parent’s profits drop in second quarter

By: Thomas A. Corfman and Kristen Schorsch September 19, 2011

(Crain’s) — After surging earlier in the year, profits of the parent of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois dropped sharply during the second quarter, to a still hefty $270 million, as benefits rose and membership shrank.

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Health Alliance To Compete With Blue Cross

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

http://iphone.businessinsurance.com/article/20110919/NEWS05/110919889?templa#

Guardian Announces New Hybrid Dental ASO – Aggregate 5% Corridor

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
http://www.aboutemployeebenefits.com/reports/dental-aso.pdf?utm_source=NEWVISION%20Communications&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GIC179EM 

Blue Cross Announces New Nationwide Private Insurance Exchange

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), announced today an agreement that will establish a nationwide private exchange for employers to use in managing their health benefit offerings.

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