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Online Health Insurance Marketplace Participation

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

As October rapidly approaches, participation by health insurance companies within the various state online marketplaces is starting to come into focus. The Maryland Online Marketplace, better know as “Maryland Health Connection” Announced yesterday that 12 health insurers plan to offer plans via their exchange.  The list of participating plans include: Aetna, BEST Life & Health, […]

Private Online Insurance Marketplaces

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

By now we all know that the State and Federal Marketplaces offering a side-by-side comparison environment are set to go live October 1st of this year as part of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — better known as Obamacare. These public marketplaces break down as follows. 1.  16 state based marketplaces (+ […]

PersonalBlue Saver by Capital BlueCross

Posted on: June 8th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Capital BlueCross has introduced a new plan called PersonalBlue Saver PPO which will cater to individuals with specific health insurance needs.  The insurer recognizes that health insurance products can vary widely and this product will look to fulfill a variety of needs.  Sometimes people want protection from unexpected medical costs, but they want to save […]

BCBSD Launches ‘Patients First in the First State’ Program

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (BCBSD) and the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) have teamed up to launch their new program called ‘Patients First in the First State’.  Randeep S. Kahlon, MD, President of MSD says this partnership marks the largest health insurer and state organization team creating a new system to ensure patients […]

BCBS Mobile Application Helping Consumers

Posted on: September 15th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

As the smart phone becomes more and more popular, consumers are turning to their banks, insurance companies and favorite stores to offer applications which make their user experience smoother.  Health insurers are starting to keep up with the times and offer easy access applications.  Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) offers a mobile application which has […]

Advance Blue by Highmark

Posted on: August 9th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Highmark  has launched a new innovative health insurance plan for individuals called Advance Blue.  Advance Blue provides 100% coverage for preventative care and only requires small co-pays for doctor visits, prescription drugs and basic diagnostic testing.  Maternity benefits and vision exams are also covered Advance Blue is available in three areas covered by various Highmark […]

Pennsylvania Health Insurance Ranking Well

Posted on: March 30th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

JD Power and Associates is in their 5th year of ranking health insurers through the US Member Health Insurance Plan Study and according to their recent annual report Pennsylvania health insurance ranked well for overall customer satisfaction.  They exceed the national average for customer satisfaction significantly. The article “UPMC, Geisinger, Highmark lead PA Customer Satisfaction Ratings” […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Awarded

Posted on: March 25th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina earned a very high customer satisfaction score and with all of the concerns over health insurer quality, this bodes well for BCBS.  According to the article “North Carolina Health Insurer Earns High Customer Satisfaction Score” by Bob Graham on, BCBS of North Carolina ranked second best in […]

Rhode Island Approves Health Insurance Rate Increase

Posted on: March 15th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Rhode Island health insurance is about to see a 1.9% increase in health insurance rates for those who purchase policies from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island.  The article “State Approves Reduced Health Insurance Rate Hike” by Richard Salit on summarizes the details behind the hike. The 1.9% is actually a reduced figure […]

Top Arizona Health Insurance Companies

Posted on: February 23rd, 2011 by JPAL No Comments

The top 10 health insurance companies in Arizona, based on 2010 market share as measured by NAIC, are listed below.  This ranking was initially reported on by US News and World Report. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Pacificare of Arizona Unitedhealthcare Ins. Co, Health Net of AZ Inc. CIGNA Healthcare of AZ Aetna Life […]