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P/C Insurance Agents Battle Public Health Care Reform Option

Lobbyists for property/casualty insurance agents have elevated health care reform to the top of their political agenda. P/C agents have addressed health insurance legislation in the past but the issue has taken on new urgency for several reasons. First, after …

Inside the Beltway—Why Health Care Reform Matters to P/C Agents

P/C Agents Join Fight Against Competing Government Health Plan Property/casualty insurance agents have elevated health care reform to the top of their political agenda; the matter is now just a notch below the perennial battle against federal regulation of insurance …

Blue Cross to Open Bank to Manage Consumer Directed Health Plans

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association wants to launch a bank that will administer its consumer-directed health plans, a responsibility currently shared by third-party financial institutions. The association announced that its board of directors has approved development of the …

MORE REVIEW OF R.I. BLUES OPPOSED:

Legislation to increase state oversight of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island would lead a national association to sever ties to the state’s largest insurer, the company said. Lawmakers have proposed publicly appointing nearly half of the nonprofit …

Not All See Association Health Plans As Cure for Small Business

When small business owners talk about insurance, they usually complain about health insurance costs. In his State of the Union address, President Bush gave some hope to small business owners struggling with the cost of health insurance. Bush called on …

New BCBS Survey Points to Impact of Med-Mal Crisis

The nation’s medical malpractice insurance crisis is threatening healthcare costs and access to care, according to a new survey of the 42 Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. Blue Plans believe that because of rising malpractice insurance premiums, some …