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Category: CIGNA

Potential Insurance Company Mergers Could Limit Employer Choices

Source: Morning Consult 6/21/15 Update: Cigna Rejects Anthem's $47 billion offer. Read why and more about other possible mergers in the latest NY Times article. Are these possible mergers good or bad? Well, the answer is "depends". They would certainly limit employer choices as well as people purchasing individual insurance or insurance through the exchanges. On the other hand, larger insurance companies may be able to negotiate more favorable financial arrangements with the health... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, June 19, 2015 | 0 comments

Only 7% of Employers Use Objective Quality Information to Select Health Plans

A recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (AP-NORC) survey of employers found that 60% of employers think health plan quality ratings are important but employers employers lack familiarity with health quality information—particularly, objective data on the quality of health insurance plans. Just 7 percent of employers that offer health insurance use objective quality information from sources tested in the survey; 89 percent do not use or are unfamiliar with any of the... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, December 22, 2014 | 0 comments

NBCH Names Top Performing Health Plans

MBGH, in collaboration with Healthcare 21 Business Coalition in east Tennessee, works with Cigna Tennessee and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to complete eValue8. Part of the process includes a face-to-face meeting with the health plan and their MBGH and Healthcare 21 member clients where results are discussed and action plans identified for improvement and collaboration among the coalitions, employer members, and plans. Those meetings are occurring in September 2014 so check back to see how... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 0 comments

MBGH to Moderate Mid-South's Healthiest Employers Panel

Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of Memphis Business Group on Health, will moderate a panel discussion on health issues that affect the workplace after the awards breakfast for the Mid-South's Healthiest Employers on Friday, March 25, 2011. The Mid-South's Healthiest Employers awards are presented by the Memphis Business Journal, partnered with The Church Health Center, and sponsored by CIGNA, the Y, and Methodist Healthcare. The awards breakfast will recognize local, Memphis-area employers for... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, February 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Tennessee Health Plans Rank in Top 15% Nationally on eValue8

The National Business Coalition on Health released its national eValue8 2010 report "Engage...Focus...Improve"  on November 16, 2010. The report provides a snap shot of health plan performance on key elements including consumer engagement, provider measurement, pharmacy management, prevention/health promotion, chronic disease management, behavioral health management. This year, for the first time, eValue8 also measured plan performance in reducing waste and inefficiencies in the delivery... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 0 comments

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