Friday, August 03, 2018
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Munish Khaneja MD, MPH
Altruista Health, Inc.
Chief Medical Officer
Jan Berger MD, MJ
Altruista Health, Inc.
Compliance Advisory Committee Member
Ms. Diane Oakes
Arcora Foundation
President and CEO
Chandra Wahrgren
Ardon Health
President
Audrey Monroe
Ardon Health
Marketing and Business Development Manager
Russell (Russ) C. Petrella PhD
Beacon Health Options
President and CEO
Dr. Sherry Dubester
Beacon Health Options
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Kathy Ross
Best Choice Plus | Broward Health
Chief Information Officer
Beverly Capasso
Best Choice Plus | Broward Health
President and CEO
Mr. Paul Mahoney
Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC)
Director of Communications
Dr. Steven Wegner
Community Care Physician Network (CCPN)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Anthony (Tony) S. Barth
Delta Dental of California, Pennsylvania and its affiliated companies
President and CEO
Mr. David Irwin
Delta Dental Plans Association
New Director of Corporate Communications
Mr. Jaja Okigwe
First Choice Health
President and CEO
Mr. Curtis Taylor
First Choice Health
Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
Mr. Ron Cornell
First Choice Health
Director of Product Innovation
Mr. James Cassell
First Choice Health
Director of Oregon Sales
Ms. Patricia (Patti) Darnley
Gateway Health Plan, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jim Van Wyck
Health Sharing
Principal
Glen Feingold
MCNA Dental
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Ronald Ruth
MCNA Dental
Chief Dental Officer
Mr. Joe Kenny
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
Vice President and Actuary
Ms. Kylanne Green
URAC
President and CEO
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
Covered California Announces Rate Increase for 2019: Health Insurance Premiums for the Working Middle Class Reach All-Time High
Recently, Covered California announced an 8.7% weighted average rate change for the 2019 plan year. The proposed rates were negotiated with Covered California and filed with state regulators are subject to final review. The final rates will be published in time for the start of the open enrollment period in California on October 15.

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Gateway Health, CCPN Work Together to Serve North Carolina's Dual-eligible Population
“Many dually eligible recipients have complex health care needs and we are familiar with what it takes to serve this population well. Gateway’s commitment to serving this population aligns well with that of CCPN members. We will work closely with Gateway Health Plan to find new and better ways to improve health care outcomes and the patient experience," said Dr. Steven Wegner , CEO, CCPN

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AHIP Comments on Final Rule on Short-Term, Limited Duration Health Care Plans
“Every American should be able to get affordable, comprehensive coverage, regardless of their income, health status, or any pre-existing conditions. Consumers deserve more choices, particularly those who do not qualify for federal subsidies and must pay the full premium. We remain concerned that consumers who rely on short-term plans for an extended time period will face high medical bills when they need care that isn’t covered or exceed their coverage limits," said Mr. Matthew Eyles , president and CEO of AHIP

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AHIP Blog: Chart - Employer Health Costs Rise Slowly
Employer-provided health insurance is how most Americans—roughly 180 million people—get their coverage. Most people who count on employer-provided coverage for their health and financial protection aren’t experiencing major premium increases, Axios notes.

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MCNA Dental Awarded Florida Medicaid Contract
“As a Florida dental plan for over 25 years, we look forward to continuing our relationship with Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and our statewide network of dentists to administer high quality oral health care for Medicaid enrollees across Florida,” said Glen Feingold , Chief Operating Officer for MCNA Dental

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Mutual of Omaha Introduces Long-Term Care Rider
“We have many customers and advisors who value our Chronic Illness Rider due to its simple design and lack of upfront cost, but there are some who prefer the known monthly benefit of the LTC Rider. We are now able to let our customers decide how they want to cover this risk," said Mr. Joe Kenny , vice president and actuary, Mutual of Omaha

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Delta Dental of Washington and Partners Selected To Provide Managed Dental Care for Washington Medicaid Recipients
"Oral health is essential to overall health, and yet annually nearly 50 percent of lower-income children and 78 percent of lower-income adults in the state of Washington don't receive dental care. We are excited to have this opportunity to reduce health disparities and ensure that many more people are able to access care," said Ms. Diane Oakes , President and CEO of Arcora Foundation , the Foundation of Delta Dental of Washington

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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Visits Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Highlights Strong Workforce in Cumberland County
" Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, and its Mid-Atlantic Affiliates was honored to host a visit with Governor Wolf today and we appreciate his support in creating a strong business environment for companies in Cumberland County. We’re proud of our commitment to Pennsylvanians – the millions of Keystone State residents to whom we deliver dental benefits and our employees that deliver great service to our customers," said Mr. Anthony S. Barth , president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental

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First Choice Health Announces Two Strategic Hires, Ron Cornell and James Cassel
"As I have progressed through my career, I’ve always focused on making contributions to the success of the organization beyond my role description. At First Choice Health , I’ll have the creative freedom to test and ite rate my sales strategy within a unique, evolving work structure, driving progress and getting results," said Mr. James Cassell , director of product innovation, First Choice Health

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Broward Health Appoints Kathy Ross as New Chief Information Officer
“As a seasoned healthcare executive with extensive experience in complex healthcare systems, Ms. Kathy Ross has continually demonstrated the ability to drive complicated business and technical initiatives with a focus on improving quality and patient experience. We welcome Kathy to our leadership team and look forward to her contributions," said Beverly Capasso , President and CEO of Best Choice Plus

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
 
HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements
HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Ardon Health Earns Full Specialty Pharmacy Reaccreditation From URAC
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Anthem Behavioral Health Veteran Joins Beacon Health Options as Chief Medical Officer
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Altruista Health Adds Jan Berger, MD, MJ, to its Compliance Advisory Committee Industry CEO Brings CVS Caremark Clinical and Innovation Experience
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