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Blue Cross CEO Dan Loepp, company PAC push Duggan re-election

Blue Cross CEO Dan Loepp, company PAC push Duggan re-election

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  March 27, 2017

At a company meeting this month at the MotorCity Casino, CEO Dan Loepp of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan asked more than 1,000 Blue Cross employees to donate to and otherwise support the re-election of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

Ala., Tenn. Blues join risk-corridor lawsuit fray

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 16, 2017

Two Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates are the latest insurers to sue the federal government over their losses under the Affordable Care Act's risk-corridor program.

Blue Cross parent stops the bleeding, but at what cost?

Blue Cross parent stops the bleeding, but at what cost?

By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business  |  March 14, 2017

Health Care Service Corp., the parent of the largest insurer in Illinois, returned to profitability after two years of annual losses. But last year's rebound came at the expense of its individual customers. To reduce its costs, the Blue Cross parent hiked premiums and limited the scope of doctors...

The big winner in Advocate, NorthShore breakup? Blue Cross

The big winner in Advocate, NorthShore breakup? Blue Cross

By Kristen Schorsch and Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business  |  March 08, 2017

Now that merger candidates Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem have split just shy of the altar, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is playing the role of the relative who breathes a sigh of relief.

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 10, 2016

A self-described child of the 1960s, she overcame barriers both personal and professional to gain prominence. She was a woman who made it in a field dominated by men. She quickly moved on to bigger and better positions after being outed as gay by a member of the board at the Ohio hospital system...

N.C. Blues says feds' risk-corridor case is 'revisionist history'

N.C. Blues says feds' risk-corridor case is 'revisionist history'

By Erica Teichert  |  November 05, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department recently said the insurer's lawsuit and several others over the controversial three-year program are premature, since payments allegedly won't be due until next year at the earliest. But the North Carolina Blues said that argument runs afoul of the Affordable Care Act...

Michigan health premiums to rise 16.7% in individual market

By Associated Press  |  October 22, 2016

The nearly 400,000 people who buy their own health insurance in Michigan will see premiums rise by an average of 16.7% next year, a sticker shock that insurers and the government say can be offset for those who qualify for tax credits.

How some Blues made the ACA work while others failed

How some Blues made the ACA work while others failed

By Bob Herman  |  October 15, 2016

Wildly different experiences with the ACA marketplaces have played out across 34 not-for-profit and mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of financial filings.

HHS investigating possible data breach, and other briefs

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 08, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy sent an email last week to members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps warning them that unauthenticated visitors to a computer site could have accessed their names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. Investigators are still trying to...

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