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Aug 20, 2015 2:29 PM

BlueCross to offer members identity protection services

Following a number of high-profile cyber attacks, including one on health insurer Anthem Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will offer identity protection services to members next year.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the protection offered by Chicago-based BlueCross and BlueShield will cover about 106 million people nationally and 3 million in Tennessee.

The services include credit monitoring, fraud detection and fraud resolution.
 

Jul 15, 2015 10:45 AM

What they're saying about King v. Burwell

Reactions from LifePoint and CHS CEOs, one of our senators, industry groups, and more
Jun 25, 2015 10:37 AM

BlueCross sees successes with dual insurance network plan

Shared-savings strategies stand out compared to cost-sharing plans
May 26, 2015 7:17 AM

BlueCross requests 36% premium hike for '16 plans

Main competitors file for increases of 15% and next to nothing
May 14, 2015 2:04 PM

BlueCross loses 15% of Tennessee exchange market share

In its second year of offering health insurance products on the federal marketplace, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee lost about 15 percent of its market share, although it still commands more than two-thirds of the market.

The company announced this week 54,460 Tennesseans signed up during the second enrollment period, down from the 133,000 who signed up and paid by May of last year. A good number of those are likely to have migrated to Community Health Alliance, a co-op that has been building its provider network. The insurer's total membership count is now 164,896 Tennesseans, representing 70 percent of the state market, down from about 86 percent in 2014. About 11.4 million people signed up on the federal marketplace nationally, of which 229,000 were Tennesseans.

"It's important for us to have again earned the trust of the majority of those in the market, including those customers who chose us in the first pen enrollment," Henry Smith, BlueCross senior vice president of operations and chief marketing officer, said in a release. "We're pleased that our customers saw the value in our products and service."

Of the 2015 enrollees, approximately 80 percent receive premium subsidies, and 51 percent are 45 or older. The largest percentage of members — 29 percent — live in the Nashville area.

Mar 26, 2015 1:15 PM

Supreme Court to hear insurance subsidy case this week

Coverage gap would increase if court rules to cut tax credits
Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM

BlueCross, MissionPoint expand partnership

Managed care initiative extended through 2020
Jan 28, 2015 12:30 PM

Under ACA, it may be time to pity the poor actuaries

Insurers, others gearing up for year two — and three — without first-year data
Nov 12, 2014 3:00 PM

Local health care execs help launch investment firm

HealthSpring boss among 14 national leaders behind co-investment company
Nov 11, 2014 2:20 PM