Feds issue subpoenas looking into Maryland's flawed health exchange, Harris

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Feds issue subpoenas looking into Maryland's flawed health exchange, Harris
Maryland is replacing its failed online marketplace with code and technology from Connecticut's exchange. Open enrollment for 2015 insurance plans begins in November. Sarah covers health care, higher education, biotech and technology.
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Small Firms Slow to Embrace ACA Business Exchanges
Unhappy with the choices her insurance broker was offering, Denver publishing company owner Rebecca Askew went to Colorado's small business health insurance exchange last fall. She found exactly what she'd been hoping … So far, only the District of …
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Oracle Sues Oregon Over Health-Insurance Exchange

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Oracle Sues Oregon Over Health-Insurance Exchange
Despite the exchange's technology woes, about 454,500 Oregonians have enrolled in coverage through Cover Oregon using the hybrid process. An estimated 97,000 of those enrolled in private health plans, while about 357,500 enrolled in the Oregon Health …
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Cedars-Sinai Didn't Make the List in Year 1. What Will Year 2 of Narrow
When the exchange announced its initial plans and rates in 2013, Anthem Blue Cross didn't cover Cedars for Covered California participants. Neither did Blue Shield of California … or Health Net … or Kaiser Permanente … or L.A. Care … or Molina …
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Report: 'Copper' Exchange Plans Could Save Money, Boost Enrollment
Under the Affordable Care Act, the lowest-tier of plans sold through the ACA's exchanges — called bronze plans — are expected to cover 60% of an average enrollee's medical costs. The proposed copper plans, supported by America's Health Insurance …
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Research Roundup: Surgical Site Infections; Medicare Drug Plans

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Research Roundup: Surgical Site Infections; Medicare Drug Plans
Urban Institute researchers studied nine marketplace websites (California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington) . … Insights and lessons from the Arkansas Health Care Payment …
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Grimes, McConnell trade volleys at farm forum
But he hasn't focused on it as much recently as he has turned his attention to coal — possibly because the Obamacare issue had run its course or possibly because people in Kentucky seem generally pleased about the way Beshear has implemented the state …
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Renaissance Dental Joins Maxwell Health's Private Marketplace for Employee
7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Maxwell Health (Maxwell) announced the inclusion of Renaissance Dental's leading suite of dental plans on its online private marketplace for employee benefits. Maxwell's marketplace will include Renaissance … Renaissance …
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Innovation in Accounting Education Award

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Innovation in Accounting Education Award
Under her direction, learning and development at Deloitte are aligned with the organization's business priorities and designed to anticipate the evolving needs of clients and professionals operating in today's rapidly changing marketplace. A passionate …
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Reform Update: News of Fla. premium rate hikes quickly turns political
On Monday, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation announced that the average premium for health plans sold on the exchange would increase by 13.2% in 2015. And the state's largest insurer, Florida Blue, is planning an even steeper hike of 17.6 …
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If you liked Prop 103, pass Prop 45

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If you liked Prop 103, pass Prop 45
The only serious question about this initiative is whether it's compatible with the Affordable Care Act reforms and Covered California, the state's health exchange. Three Covered California board members who oppose health insurance rate regulation in …
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Healdsburg Memorial Bridge set to close Tuesday
The two-lane span across the Russian River, also known as the Healdsburg Avenue Bridge, was completed in 1921 and became a vital link in the Redwood Highway, the paved route established in the Roaring '20s stretching from Oregon to the San Francisco …
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Alibaba's revenue increases prior to IPO
FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon are employees and not independent contractors, and can therefore pursue their claims of unpaid wages and benefits under state and federal labor laws. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of …
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Migratory Bird Hunting; Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for

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Migratory Bird Hunting; Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for
This process allows States to participate in the development of frameworks from which they will make selections, thereby having an influence on their own regulations. These rules do not have a substantial direct effect on fiscal capacity, change the …
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The purposes of MCREA are to promote the interests and welfare of retired educators through information provided by the Florida Retired Educators Association about the status of the Florida Retirement System pensions, insurance opportunities, travel …
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50 things to know about 5 leading payers
In June, Aetna and Cincinnati, Ohio-based Mercy Health announced they are forming an ACO. 6. Aetna has also formed patient-centered medical homes. … As more people enroll in high-deductible health plans and shoulder a greater portion of the cost of …
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NC was ready to offer Toyota $107 million, documents show

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NC was ready to offer Toyota 7 million, documents show
Sealed Air Corp., $ 43 million: The maker of Bubble Wrap, as well as a range of packaging and cleaning supplies, announced plans in July to relocate its headquarters to Charlotte from New Jersey. The company plans to … The Charlotte Chamber has joined …
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Journalist freed from Syria: 'I'm overwhelmed'
Curtis flew Tuesday from Tel Aviv, Israel, to the United States, stopping in Newark, New Jersey, before reuniting with his mother in Boston, his family said earlier in a news release. "I have been so touched and moved, beyond all words, by the …
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UPBEAT NEW JERSEY: Labor Day '14: A world in turmoil
The columnist, a resident of Morristown, a former Republican state senator, where she served as the assistant majority leader, can be reached at UpbeatNJ@aol.com. Her column appears here the second and fourth weeks of the month, alternating with …
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FICO Recalibrates Its Credit Scores

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FICO Recalibrates Its Credit Scores
More quote details and news » FICO in Your Value Your Change Short position said Thursday that it will stop including in its FICO credit-score calculations any record of a consumer failing to pay a bill if the bill has been paid or settled with a …
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Social Media Roundup
… states to provide prospective and/or current employees with increased social media protections, following Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, California, Michigan, Utah, New Mexico, Arkansas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and …
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AIG Posts Rise in Profit, Settles Crisis-Era Suit
The proposed class-action settlement, with plaintiffs including the state of Michigan's pension plan, was disclosed in the insurance conglomerate's second-quarter earnings filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The settlement, subject to …
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In 2012, when she had been a vice president of external communications at a corporation that specialized in managed health care for poor families, her income exceeded $ 500,000, she told the jury. She lost her job last month because of Amerigroup's …
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Obamacare Architect Met with Obamacare Author the Afternoon Before His 'Typo'
On July 24th, footage surfaced of Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist and the chief architect of Obamacare, discussing the issue at the heart of the latest ACA court cases: whether subsidies are only available for state-run insurance exchanges or can …
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BJC ends relationship with long-time ER contractor
Under the agreement, TeamHealth takes over ERs at Alton Memorial; Barnes-Jewish St. Peters; Boone Hospital Center in Columbia; Christian Hospital; Northwest HealthCare in Florissant; Missouri Baptist Sullivan; Progress West in O'Fallon, Mo.; and …
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Leadership Louisville Center Announces 2015 Board of Directors

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Leadership Louisville Center Announces 2015 Board of Directors
With a career that spans more than three decades in the group insurance and health industry, Jeff Bringardner is a master at mastering change. As leader of Humana's Kentucky/Ohio markets, Jeff is helping his 600,000-member region and some of the …
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Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid
Corbett faces Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, who criticized the governor for delaying the expansion of health care. Corbett is the ninth Republican governor to agree to expand Medicaid guidelines in exchange for receiving federal dollars. Most of the …
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Want to be influential in healthcare? Still helps to be white, male and highly
… charge of Health Kit at Apple or Google Glass? What about the investors supporting these new businesses? What about the CEO of Practice Fusion Ryan Howard? What about Carrie Banahan, executive director of the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange?
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