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In a series of questions and answers they described Vivity, which is a contractual relationship between Anthem Blue Cross and seven of the very best hospitals in Los Angeles:

-Cedars-Sinai,
-Good Samaritan Hospital,
-Huntington Memorial Hospital,
-MemorialCare Health System,
-PIH Health,
-Torrance Memorial Medical Center and
-UCLA Health.

Anthem and the hospitals will share in the risk for an HMO patient population. The hospital execs described how they worked together to reach an agreement where they will share best practices; share risk; and collectively work to improve outcomes for patients. This is a game-changer for health insurance.

Read more at http://www.benefitscafe.com/blog/2014/10/08/vivity-the-new-hope-for-health-care/
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Last week the Los Angeles Times reported that large employers estimate that the cost of group health insurance will increase about 5% in 2015. Read more about Group Health Insurance on http://www.BenefitsCafe.com.

http://www.benefitscafe.com/blog/2014/11/25/group-health-insurance-rates-increase-for-2015/
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Today the U.S. Department of Labor released yet another notice/guidance/ “FAQ” instructing employers that “an employer health care arrangement cannot be integrated with individual market policies to satisfy the market reforms.”

http://www.benefitscafe.com/blog/2014/11/07/for-the-third-time-dol-irs-say-an-employer-can-not-reimburse-employees-for-individual-health-insurnce-plans/
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