Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Doug Flow PhD
Allcare Health Plans
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Chrichelle Fernandez
American Fidelity Assurance Company
Usability Specialist
Mr. Jay Coen Gilbert
B Lab
Christine (Chris) Marsh
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vice President, Business Analysis
Mr. Stuart Hanson
Change Healthcare
Former Senior Vice President and General Manager
Ms. Kerry F. Kelly
Change Healthcare
Vice President - External Communications
Dr. Steven Wegner
Community Care Physician Network (CCPN)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kevin M. Cassidy
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
President, National Accounts
Ms. Nazneen Razi
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Ryan Cox
Highmark Inc.
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Kayse Reitmeyer
Highmark Inc.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Relations Director
Ms. Julie Schmittdiel
Kaiser Permanente
Research Scientist
Mr. Ted Herman
MVP Health Care
Senior Leader, Marketing & Communications
Ms. Anita H. Bachmann
UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina
Chief Executive Officer
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
AllCare Health Honored as “Best For the World” For Customers and Governance
“We’re proud to share this distinction with other organizations who are using business as a force for good. We feel honored to be recognized for our everyday commitment to improving the physical, mental, and economic health of our communities. It remains our focus and promise to make positive changes that allow healthcare to work for you,” said Dr. Doug Flow PhD , CEO, Allcare Health Plans

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Health Care Service Corporation Named a Best Place to Work on the Disability Equality Index
“The contributions of those with disabilities in our lives, in our communities and throughout our company are significant. These unique perspectives, talents and experiences help us better understand each other, understand our members and contribute to our shared success," said Ms. Nazneen Razi , senior vice president and chief human resources officer, HCSC

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NPC: Study of U.S. Commercial Health Plans Shows Widespread Variation in Coverage and Reimbursement for Specialty Medicines
A new study published in the July issue of Health Affairs shows that insurance coverage and reimbursement for specialty medications varies substantially, finding that only 15.9 percent of drug coverage policies are consistent across the largest U.S. commercial health plans.

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Highmark Inc. announces outcomes-based agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim for Jardiance
"We're committed to prioritizing contract agreements which drive members to clinically-effective treatments while also managing the cost of care. It's estimated that health care costs for Americans with diabetes are more than two times greater than those without diabetes, and we continue to see significant costs across our type 2 diabetes membership base," said Mr. Ryan Cox , director of specialty pharmacy strategies at Highmark

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Kaiser Permanente: Partners of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients More Likely to Adopt Healthy Behaviors
OAKLAND, Calif. — Partners of people with newly diagnosed diabetes are more likely to improve their health behaviors than partners of people without the disease, according to a large new Kaiser Permanente study published today in Annals of Family Medicine. “When a person is diagnosed with diabetes it could be a ‘teachable moment’ to encourage healthy lifestyles and improve health habits for the whole family, as well as an opportunity to reduce their risk of developing diabetes,” said Ms. Julie Schmittdiel , research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

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American Fidelity Named as One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials
“I love the flexibility with schedules and being able to work from home. American Fidelity Assurance Company is definitely a family-oriented company that values home life, inclement weather days, school closures and any unexpected issues that may come up. The ability to work from home when needed has allowed me to still also complete projects without delay," said Ms. Chrichelle Fernandez , usability specialist

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Kids Day Presented by MVP Health Care to Feature Thomas the Tank Engine
" MVP has a strong commitment to the communities we serve. This annual event is a favorite for children and families throughout the region, filling the Empire State Plaza with activities that focus on fun and good health. MVP Health Care is proud to be the title sponsor for the second year in a row," said Mr. Ted Herman , senior leader, marketing & communications at MVP Health Care

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Community Care Physician Network, UnitedHealthcare to Serve Medicaid Beneficiaries Together in North Carolina
"We're excited to bring the benefits of CCPN 's high-performing primary care practices to UnitedHealthcare 's Medicaid beneficiaries with this new relationship. Our clinicians in counties across the state are ready to work hand-in-hand with UnitedHealthcare to enhance quality, patient experience, health outcomes and physician satisfaction," said Dr. Steven Wegner , CEO of CCPN

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
Solutions News and Announcements
HIP Wonk Watch

Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Change Healthcare Helps Health Plans Transform Their Members' Financial Experience
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