Payer Updates

Oscar Health

Oscar Health caps price of 100 drugs at $3 per month | Becker’s Hospital Review | 2/20/2020

Health insurer startup Oscar Health said it will reduce the out-of-pocket price for a month’s supply of 100 commonly used drugs to just $3 for its individual insurance plan members. The list of 100 drugs includes insulin, antibiotics, blood pressure medicines, cholesterol drugs and migraine drugs. “We looked at the most common therapeutic areas for our members, and with clinician input, we picked drugs that had the best …

Providence Health Plan

MedLite ID announces new Chairman of the Board, Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Financial Officer and Board Member | PR Newswire | 2/18/2020

ST. GEORGE, Utah MedLite ID today announced the appointment of Dr. Wayne Provost as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Dr. Provost is the inventor/founder of MedLite ID. The appointment is effective immediately. Dr. Provost is associated with over 100 patents ranging from mechanical devices, dental products, medical devices and medical software products. Dr. Provost, the inventor/founder of MedLite ID, has served on the Board of Directors since …

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Sharecare and MindSciences team up to offer evidence-based tobacco cessation program | PR Newswire | 2/17/2020

ATLANTA and WORCESTER, Mass. , Feb. 17, Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, and MindSciences, the leader in evidence-based behavior change apps, today announced a partnership to integrate MindSciences’ Craving to Quit by Dr. Jud® tobacco cessation program into Sharecare’s comprehensive digital health platform. Developed by leading neuroscientist and addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Jud Brewer , Craving to Quit leverages the neuroscience of …

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Expedites Access to Care in Six States Affected by Flooding | PR Newswire | 2/14/2020

… Flooding News provided by Feb 14, 2020, 11:34 ET Share this article BOSTON , Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – In response to severe storms and flooding in Kentucky , North Carolina , Oregon , Virginia , Washington and West Virginia , Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) is expediting access to care for members who may be affected by flooding in these six states. Blue Cross has more than 34,400 members living in communities experiencing …

WellCare Health

Reminder: Centene Corporation’s 2020 Consolidated Guidance Conference Call | PR Newswire | 2/13/2020

… provided by Feb 13, 2020, 08:00 ET Share this article ST. LOUIS , Feb. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC ) today issued a reminder that it will provide its consolidated 2020 annual guidance, including WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (WellCare), after the close of trading on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 , and host a conference call on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at approximately 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) . Michael F. Neidorff , Chairman, President …

Clover Health

Earvin “Magic” Johnson to Speak at Leadercast 2020–Positive Disruption | PR Newswire | 2/12/2020

… and Leadership Expert An unmatched knowledge of business leadership and psychology and author of more than 45 books that have sold more than 13 million copies. Matt Wallaert—Behavioral Scientist and Chief Behavior Officer, Clover Health Expert on behavioral change that has spoken to hundreds, including the United Nations, South by Southwest and many more. Rahaf Harfoush—Digital Anthropologist and Executive Director, Red Thread Institute Expert researcher on the impacts …

Premera Blue Cross

Finalists Announced for 5th Annual Benefitfocus Celebrate Community Awards | PR Newswire | 2/10/2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT ), a leading cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, today announced the finalists for the 5 th annual Celebrate Community Awards. Thirty-three customers and partners were chosen in seven award categories, based on the results they have achieved while working with Benefitfocus. The winners are companies with a holistic benefits management approach spanning education and decision-enablement, data-driven plan design and …

CareOregon

Health Share of Oregon transportation vendor, GridWorks, confirms data breach | PR Newswire | 2/5/2020

PORTLAND, Ore. , Feb. 5, On January 2, 2020 , Health Share of Oregon learned that the personal information of its members was located on a laptop stolen from GridWorks IC, Health Share’s contracted non-emergent medical transportation ( Ride to Care ) vendor. The break-in and theft occurred at GridWorks’ office on November 18, 2019 . The member information located on the laptop includes members’ names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, Social …

Superior HealthPlan

Centene Corporation Reports 2019 Results | PR Newswire | 2/4/2020

… and Human Services Commission a contract to continue to provide healthcare services to enrollees in the state’s STAR+PLUS program. The contract is expected to be effective on September 1, 2020 , and will allow Superior HealthPlan to offer coverage in two new service areas, for a total of nine service areas. In October 2019 , Centene announced that retired United States Air Force General Lori J. Robinson was elected to serve …

Health Net

AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital to Open this Monday | PRWeb | 1/30/2020

AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital to Open this Monday Share Article AHN Hempfield will be the first of four neighborhood hospitals to open across the Pittsburgh region. HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today that AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital will officially open to patients this Monday, February 3 at 8 AM. Located at 6321 Route 30 in Greensburg, AHN Neighborhood Hospital provides 24/7 access to high-quality health care …