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State of Colorado Selects Benchmark Health Plan for 2017

01 July 2015

The State of Colorado has officially notified the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of its selection of the Kaiser State Employee Plan as Colorado’s Essential Health Benefit benchmark plan for 2017 and beyond. In addition to being one of the plans offered to State of Colorado employees, the Kaiser State Employee Plan represents […]

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DaVita HealthCare Partners Expands

01 July 2015

Davita Healthcare has announced that it is expanding its office space in Lower Downtown to include two more floors of the Gates Building located at 1551 Wewatta Street. After moving from Los Angeles to Denver in 2010, DaVita HealthCare Partners’ temporarily resided in the Gates Building while construction was completed on its corporate headquarters at […]

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Kaiser Permanente Expands

30 June 2015

Kaiser Permanente has announced that it is hiring for its claims division and will relocate its National Claims Administration operation in Colorado from its Water Park facility to a new site in Douglas County by year-end. Kaiser will add an additional 75 claims processors to its current staff of 250 this year. They will be […]

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Willis Group, Towers Watson Merge

30 June 2015

Willis Group Holdings, the world’s third-largest insurance broker, and risk adviser, Towers Watson & Co., have agreed to an all-stock merger creating a firm with a combined market value of $18 billion. The new company, with operations in 120 countries, will be named Willis Towers Watson and be domiciled in Ireland. Willis will own 50.1 […]

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King v. Burwell – Tax Credits Available for All

29 June 2015

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held that individuals who reside in states without state sponsored health insurance exchanges are still eligible to take advantage of tax credits to subsidize their purchase of health insurance under provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court’s decision is a major […]

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Ohio Investment Firm Buys New Lafayette Rehab Center

29 June 2015

Toledo-based Health Care REIT has purchased the newly constructed and recently opened PowerBack Rehabilitation Center in Lafayette. Mainstreet Property Group was the developer on 99-bed, post-acute health-care property at 329 Exempla Circle in Lafayette. The facility is designed to provide older patients with extra assistance in their therapy and recovery following hospitalization. Health Care REIT […]

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Same-sex Marriage Right May Change Health Benefit Offers

29 June 2015

With the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last week guaranteeing the right of same-sex couples to marry in all fifty states, corporations may choose to eliminate domestic partnership benefits and in their place, require employees to be married, if they want to extend coverage to their partners. More than 75% of large employers currently […]

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Hospital Stocks Rise After SCOTUS Decision

29 June 2015

All five major for-profit hospital operators closed higher following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell. The court handed down a 6-3 ruling stating that tax subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are available to all Americans, including those who reside in states who chose not to establish a state […]

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“Connecting-the-Dots” – Top Five Health Insurers

29 June 2015

Becker’s Hospital Review has compiled some interesting facts on the big five health insurers in the country: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Bullet points on each give an overview of their history, operational & financial components, and their corporate view of the current healthcare environment. Read more in Becker’s Hospital Review.

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“SnapShot Health News”

29 June 2015

THANKS for opening our weekly clipping service emails. We’ve changed the name from “News from Colorado Managed Care” to SnapShot Health News. Like the “little gray newsletter”, the clipping service is a  “snapshot” of what’s happening in Colorado healthcare.  In-depth reporting, we’ll leave to others.  “SnapShot Health News” will be a quick-to-read, one stop source […]

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