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What’s Ahead in California’s Health Insurance Market

Don’t wait to start working with your groups to enroll in a health plan. This was a central message of the recent Warner Fest event in Woodland Hills, Calif.  John Nelson, CEO of Warner Pacific […]

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HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost and Quality

California’s commercial HMOs outperform commercial PPOs on most clinical quality measures. They also consistently provide less costly care. The average yearly cost is $4,245 per HMO enrollee versus $4,455 per PPO enrollee, according to the […]

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No End in Sight for Escalating Prescription Drug Spending

Prescription drug costs are rising more than 10% a year, which is twice the rate of medical costs increases according to an A.M. Best report. Retail prescription drug spending grew 12.2% in 2014 compared to […]

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Commissioner Urges DOJ to Block Anthem/Cigna Merger

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is urging the Dept. of Justice to block the merger of Anthem and Cigna. The merger, which is estimated to be worth more than $50 billion, would make Anthem the […]

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States Are Ignoring ACA Requirements to Cover Addiction Treatment

Insurance plans are not covering the necessary addiction services, according to a report by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. None of the 2017 Essential Health Benefit benchmark plans have adequate addiction coverage; […]