Aetna lays off 160 employees; CareFirst to reprocess $1.1M in improper claims;

> Aetna is laying off 160 employees, primarily managers and their assistants in its IT and service department, as the company continues its "redesign to become more consumer centric and to more effectively and efficiently serve our customers," Aetna Spokeswoman Cynthia Michener told the Hartford Courant. Article

> CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield has been ordered to reprocess $1.1 million in thousands of claims it improperly denied, according to thee Maryland Insurance Administration. Order

> Texas MedClinic, which runs a chain of urgent care clinics throughout the San Antonio area, is severing ties with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas after it failed to receive its desired rate increase, reported the San Antonio Express-News. Article

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