BCBSF incorrectly mailed EOBs; Humana thinks HMOs can make a comeback;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida inadvertently mailed some member health information to incorrect addresses in late January, causing the incorrect addresses to receive explanation of benefit forms. The problem was caused by a conversion to a new customer mailing system. About 7,400 old customer mailing addresses were unintentionally identified as current addresses, reports the Jacksonville Business Journal. Article

> The Group Insurance Commission, which insures about 185,000 Massachusetts employees and their families, is limiting 2011 increases to just an average 2.4 percent, reports the Boston Globe. But the GIC is counting on thousands of subscribers to give up their present plans for much cheaper ones that limit their choices of doctors and medical facilities. Article

> Humana has introduced a pilot health plan in Kentucky that could indicate whether HMOs are ready for a comeback. The Total Care Plan HMO requires members to stick with St. Elizabeth Healthcare for all inpatient and outpatient visits, according to the Business Courier. "There's a real possibility" that HMOs could catch on again, says Tim Cappel, Humana's Ohio market president. "If done right, there's a place for them." Article

And Finally... Watch your fingers around crocodiles. Article

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