New Jersey

TriState | Spring | 2009 | Health Plan Analysis

Faced with hundreds of millions of dollars in tax increases from the state, New York health plans are hunkering down for a lean 2009. Four of the 10 major carriers in the state posted net losses in 20…

TriState | Winter | 2009 | Health Plan Analysis

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will have to change part of its formulary strategy as CMS prepares to ban the practice of reference-based drug pricing, used to boost generic utilization.
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TriState | Fall | 2008 | Health Plan Analysis

Ground zero for job losses is the financial sector in New York, and insurers are bracing for membership declines. The jobless may have a difficult time finding low-cost individual policies in New York…

TriState | Summer | 2008 | Health Plan Analysis

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield's planned conversion to for-profit status stands a markedly better chance this time, as it would raise $1 billion or more that New Jersey could use to launch propose…

TriState | Spring | 2008 | Health Plan Analysis

New York's proposal to curb “fourth tier” drug pricing has health plans alarmed that lawmakers might curb their ability to structure health benefits, particularly in cost-sharing for exp…

TriState | Winter | 2008 | Health Plan Analysis

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Aetna, AmeriHealth Mercy and UnitedHealth Group plan to submit bids for the care management contracts for residents eligible for Medicaid and the Chil…