November Update: DHP Editors Post New Download on 2018 Federally Facilitated Exchange Plans

Your DHP editors have recently posted a new In-App Download, 2018 Insurers on Federally Facilitated Exchanges, to your subscriber dashboard. This Excel spreadsheet examines insurers on 2018 federally facilitated exchanges on the individual market, by state, and their average deductibles and out-of-pocket limits, by metal tier.

In addition, it’s been a busy month for the health insurance industry as blockbuster mergers and affiliations are on the table, insurers are discussing third quarter financial results and open enrollment for 2018 has kicked off. Be sure to check out the newsfeed for the following topics:

Mergers and Acquisition Activity Heats Up

• McLaren Health Care Set to Expand to Indiana With MDwise Purchase
• Possible CVS/Aetna Buy, Other Moves May Be ‘Game Changers’
• Magellan Finalizes Acquisition of Senior Whole Health
• CVS’s Rumored Bid to Buy Aetna Is Seen as ‘Potentially Risky’
• Anthem Inks Deal to Acquire America’s 1st Choice

Publicly Traded Insurers Release Third Quarter Financial Results

• Humana Sees MA Strain in 2018 After Falling Profits, Job Cuts
• Post Mega-Mergers, Anthem Rolls Up MA in Fla., CVS Pursues Aetna
• Cigna, WellCare Release Third-Quarter Financial Results
• Centene Plows Ahead on ACA Exchanges, Describing 3Q ‘Business as Usual’ View
• UnitedHealth Continues to Benefit in 3Q From Exchange Exits
• Anthem Launches New PBM, Aided by CVS, for Integrated Medical/Pharmacy Push

Medicaid Market Shifts

• AmeriHealth Caritas to Exit Iowa Medicaid
• BMCHP, Tufts Will Play Key Roles in MassHealth Transformation
• WellCare Subsidiary Signs Illinois Medicaid Contract

2018 Open Enrollment Begins Amid Turmoil

• Blues’ Exchange Footprint Will Shrink in 2018, but Executive Order Could Offer New Opportunities
• Metro Area Markets Often Dominated by One Insurer
• Maryland Approves Amended ’18 Premium Rates
• States ‘Should Stop Yelling’ About Halted CSR Pay’s Impact on Premiums, Judge Says
• Smaller, Regional Plans May Lose, Giants May Gain Under Trump’s Executive Orders
• Covered California to Add CSR Surcharge to Silver Plans
• Trump Administration to End CSR Payments, Encourages Association Health Plans

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