Anthem data breach suits won't be heard in Indiana; Colorado exchange expects loss in 2016 fiscal year;

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> Anthem lost its bid to transfer the class action suits filed as a result of its data breach to the Southern District of Indiana, near its Indianapolis headquarters, the National Law Journal reported. The suits, which number more than 100, will instead be heard in the Northern District of California by Judge Lucy Koh, who has issued decisions favorable to data breach plaintiffs in the past. Article

> Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told the House Ways and Means Committee that it's up to Congress and the states--and not President Barack Obama--to figure out what to do if the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange, according to the Associated Press. Article

> Connect for Health Colorado approved a $53.7 million budget that assumes an operating deficit of $4.6 million for the 2016 fiscal year, the Denver Post reported. The exchange expects enrollment to near 220,000 Coloradans for the 2016 plans year. Article

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> When designing benefits packages for employees, many companies focus on retirement and investment, but workers and practices also stand to gain from a greater emphasis on financial matters of the "here and now." Article

> One-fifth of current accountable care organizations say they will participate in the new Next Generation ACO model, according to a survey from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. The new model, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services debuted in March, allows participants to take on more financial risk--and potentially reap greater rewards--and offers more predictable financial targets than earlier programs. Article

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