Blue Shield CEO earned $4.6M; Highmark wants 10% rate hike;

> Blue Shield of California's CEO earned $4.6 million last year, only 1 percent less than he did in 2010, reported the Los Angeles Times. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is partnering with Chicago city officials to help detect and prevent healthcare fraud within the city's health insurance program, according to the Associated Press. Article

> Highmark wants to increase rates by almost 10 percent on plans for members with chronic medical conditions. The premium hike would accrue more than $15 million for the insurer, as monthly premiums would increase for almost 40,000 members, reported the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Article

> And Finally… Now, that's a lucky dog. Article

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