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By Lyle Adriano During a hearing in San Francisco last week, California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones admitted that he still has reservations about Anthem’s proposed $54.2 billion purchase of Cigna. “I am considering what is best for consumers and the overall marketplace,” the commissioner said in a statement. “Anthem and Cigna ... Read More
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by Caitlin Bronson A member of the federal government has spoken out against what he calls the “disturbing trend” of allowing employers to opt out of state-regulated workers’ compensation. “What opt-out programs really are all about is enabling employers to reduce benefits,” US Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said during a ... Read More
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Surgeon with US state flag on background series – California


by Lyle Adriano Covered California, the state’s insurance marketplace, has plans to cut out under performing hospitals—a proposal that has drawn criticism from medical providers and insurers alike. Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said that the goal of the healthcare provider reduction is to improve the overall quality of patient care ... Read More
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By Andrew G. Simpson | March 17, 2016 The Hartford has agreed to purchase Northern Homelands Co., the holding company of excess and surplus lines insurer Maxum Specialty Insurance Group, for $170 million in cash. According to the announcement, Maxum will maintain its brand and wholesale distribution model and will be managed ... Read More
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