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Here are the Blogs in the Tennessee Health Insurance category.
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
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Beginning on January 1, 2017 BlueCross BlueShield of TN will stop selling individual health insurance policies in the three major cities of Tennessee. Nearly 120,000 residents of the Memphis, Nashville and Tennessee regions will have to find other policies from the very few carriers left to sell them. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2016 7:44 AM by David Moore
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Thursday, 18 August 2016
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I just read the story about EpiPen pricing going up again. It seems the major competitor has had to recall their pens giving Mylan brand dominance in a necessary market.  Doctors and patients say the Mylan pharmaceutical company has jacked up the prices for an EpiPen - the portable device that can ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2016 8:08 PM by David Moore
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Friday, 3 June 2016
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BlueCross BlueShield of TN added 166,425 new subscribers in 2016 even after raising rates by an average of 37.5%. This accounted for 62% of all new enrollees as BCBST's rates continued to be some of the lowest across the state. Unfortunately, even with the higher rates they still can't stop the financial ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2016 9:45 AM by David Moore
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Friday, 4 March 2016
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After a moderately successful open enrollment period for 2016, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee did not see a significant change in demographics as they had hoped. The hope for insurance companies is the young, heatlhy individuals will sign up providing additional premium to pay for the older and sicker ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2016 2:39 PM by David Moore
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Friday, 20 April 2012
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“BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has developed a new website focused solely on the health insurance Exchange. Intended to serve as a resource to all Tennesseans, www.BCBSTexchange.com was created to be a solid reference for individuals, brokers, employer groups and health care providers as they ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2012 9:00 AM by David M Widmer, PAHM, RHU
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Thursday, 29 March 2012
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The Tennessean – 3/28/12 - As the guy leading work on Tennessee's health insurance exchange, Brian Haile is watching intently as U.S. Supreme Court legal arguments wrap up to determine whether the federal health reform law is constitutional. Haile says he's fascinated by the legal debate, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2012 4:00 PM by David m Widmer
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Wednesday, 8 February 2012
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NAHU Government Affairs - There is a movement underway led by the lieutenant governor, Speaker of the House and Republican legislators to delay state exchange legislation this session. The group would like for Tennessee to wait for the Supreme Court ruling and November election before moving forward. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2012 12:00 PM by David M Widmer, PAHM, RHU
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Wednesday, 11 January 2012
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Who woulda thunk it? Did you know the state health insurance exchanges will be excluded from the new Federal MLR requirements? (Beginning not later than January 1, 2011, and subject to the definitions established through NAIC/HHS regulation, large‐group plans (101 employees or more) that spend less ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2012 10:37 AM by David M. Widmer
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Wednesday, 11 January 2012
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Who woulda thunk it? Did you know the state health insurance exchanges will be excluded from the new Federal MLR requirements? (Beginning not later than January 1, 2011, and subject to the definitions established through NAIC/HHS regulation, large‐group plans (101 employees or more) that spend less ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/1912 10:35 AM by David M. Widmer
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Tuesday, 6 December 2011
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NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even in an environment of uncertainty about the future of health care reform, a majority of employers surveyed (56 percent) say that they are likely to continue to offer employer-sponsored health insurance after health care reform is enacted, according to a new ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2011 11:15 AM by David M Widmer
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