Must admit that this one was confusing for me! WellPoint is the parent company of Anthem. Consumers, for the most part, are more familiar with the Anthem brand. Pending shareholder approval, the company will be known as Anthem, Inc. to provide consumers with a single brand to recognize. Here is the story from…
Anthem added 8 hospitals associated with Indiana University effective 12/15/12 to improve their provider network in Indiana for their Medicare Advantage plans. In New Hampshire, Anthem added Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Parkland Medical Center effective 1/1/13 to improve their Medicare Advantage plan’s networks there.
Angela Braly, CEO of WellPoint, resigned last night due to pressure from shareholders. Here is the story from Business Week. WellPoint is the parent company of Anthem and operates Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield franchises in 14 states.
Cigna has cleared the first hurdle in it’s acquisition of Medicare advantage provider, HealthSpring. Here is a link to the story from CBS News. The Cigna/HealthSpring deal was valued at $3.8 billion and was the largest in a series of acquisitions in the Medicare advantage market which…
Here is a link to an article with more details. CareMore is a Medicare Advantage plan with membership in CA, AZ and NV.
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This past Thursday, Wellpoint announced a deal to acquire Medicare Advantage provider, Caremore. Caremore operates in 3 states: CA, NV and AZ. Caremore has approximately 54,000 members. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, however, it has been reported that Wellpoint will pay $800 million for Caremore. The deal is expected to close before the…
Recently, Anthem launched a website with information on Healthcare Reform for agents, employers and clients. Here is a link to the website. I also linked to the website in our agent use only forum for Anthem!
UC Davis Medical Center serves more than 200,000 patients/year in the Sacramento County area. Anthem Blue Cross and UC Davis Medical Center have reached an agreement which makes the UC Davis Medical Center an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage products. Here is a link to the press release. Related Articles
This broadcast was initially only open to brokers of Anthem (probably to allow brokers to participate in Q&A), however, since this is a public website and an informative presentation, I’m posting the link for the rebroadcast here.