Category Archives: Health Insurance

Anthem Launches New Brands Carelon and Wellpoint

Anthem recently announced the launch of healthcare services brand Carelon and health plan brand Wellpoint to join the company’s family of brands that includes Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Centene Releases 2023 $40 billion PBM RFP

Centene recently announced that it reached its pharmacy platform migration milestones and is engaged in strategic discussions with potential PBM partners about how to drive additional quality and value in delivering pharmacy benefits to its members.

Specialty Pharmacy Services a Focus of Kaiser Permanente-Evernorth Collaboration

In the area of specialty pharmacy services, the Kaiser-Evernorth agreement seeks to deliver overall value and savings to Kaiser Permanente and its commercial plan members

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) Shifting Top Blue Plans Executives

BlueCross Blue Shield Plans: Access Market Intelligence

A key strength of HCSC continues to be the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand and license under which it markets its products in Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, and Oklahoma which has helped the company to command a top market position in each of these states

Blue Cross Blue Shield 2022 Financial Results Mixed

BlueCross Blue Shield Plans: Access Market Intelligence

Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans should experience moderate increase of demand for care with the pandemic receding which should have a positive effect on profitability

Sutter Health Plus Changing PBM to CVS Caremark from Express Scripts

Sutter Health Plus is changing its PBM to CVS Caremark® from Express Scripts®. CVS Caremark will manage the pharmacy benefits for its approximately 100,000 members

Aetna Launches New Network to Cover New Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases

Aetna recently announced an initiative to launch a designated network to cover new gene therapies for rare diseases. This follows an initiative by CVS Health in 2019 to provide self-insured employers with a stop-loss program with Aetna health plans and cover gene therapies

Walmart Health Targets Self-Insured Employers with Transcarent Agreement

To grow its services Walmart Health is focused on the needs of the patient and customer by creating partnerships, most recently with Transcarent, a new and different health and care experience company putting people back in charge of their health and care experiences