Alabama Blues overpaid $5M; Blue Shield, UCLA end contract dispute;

> Auditors say Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama has been paid almost $5 million in overpayments or erroneous payments from the state in the last three years, reported the Times Daily. Article

> Blue Shield of California has resolved a long contract dispute with UCLA, finally agreeing to terms to bring the UCLA healthcare system back into the insurer's provider network, effective Sept. 1, the Los Angeles Times reported. Article

> The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) created a new working group and forum to address concerns of states that aren't establishing their own health insurance exchange, reported LifeHealthPro. Article

> UnitedHealth Group has lost its challenge over Louisiana's decision to select Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to administer health insurance plans for state employees. Louisiana Office of Group Benefits CEO Charles Calvi, Jr., said UnitedHealth's complaints were "without merit," according to Dow Jones Newswires. Article

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