Industry awaits medical-loss ratio recommendations from NAIC; Healthcare reform forces Boeing to pare employee plan;

> The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will soon release recommendations on medical-loss ratios. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers have to begin spending anywhere from 80 percent to 85 percent of all premiums on healthcare beginning in 2011, but some say the rule could put them out of business, reports CNNMoney. Article

> Boeing will ratchet up cost-sharing for its 90,000 non-unionized employees, phasing in higher deductibles and co-payments for coverage beginning in 2011, reports the Associated Press. The company blamed cost pressures from healthcare reform as the impetus for the changes. Article

> Investigative website Pro Publica has compiled a database of more than $17,000 physicians who received $257.8 million in payments last year from the pharmaceutical industry to promote their drugs. Article

And finally ... If you don't have anything nice to say ... Article

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