Selling Across State Lines

By |June 27th, 2018|

One of the concerns about health insurance shopping is a lack of choices, especially in the individual market. We are one of just two plans on healthcare.gov still offering plans across Louisiana, even as other health plans have dropped out over the past few years

Many people have brought up the […]

What is Health Insurance, Exactly?

By |June 13th, 2018|

Every so often, I go on WRKF’s Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster and talk about what’s happening in health insurance, healthcare reform and other topics on. I was on the air just this week when I got this question:

“You cannot buy your health. Why do I have to pay for […]

Looking Forward with Data: Can Blue Cross Predict the Future?

By |May 30th, 2018|

Brilliant! Occasionally, I get to work with someone whose grasp of technology and the real possibilities of data and modeling just blow me away.

Somesh Nigam, our new Chief Analytics and Data Officer, is exactly this kind of fellow.

He will tell you that a payer like Blue Cross is the only […]

What Can I Do For You?

By |May 16th, 2018|

Early in 2009, my boss directed me to become an expert on the ongoing negotiations in Washington, D.C. that eventually became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010.

Never one to shy from a challenge, especially since my boss shortly thereafter became then-CEO […]

So, What’s a Short-Term Limited Duration (STLD) Health Insurance Policy?

By |May 7th, 2018|

Fourteen years ago, I was working for a collapsing telecom company that had just shut down the division I worked for and laid off about 70 of us. Three months later, I began my career here at Blue Cross, and as a cancer survivor, you might imagine I was VERY […]