Massachusetts bill would limit board payment; Humana PBM tries to lure customers;

> Massachusetts moved one step closer to preventing nonprofit companies, including health insurers, from paying their board of directors. The state senate approved the ban, which was attached as a budget amendment, on Friday, reported the Boston Herald. Article

> Humana's pharmacy benefit manager business, Humana Pharmacy Solutions, is hoping to capitalize on the industry's turmoil amid several mergers and consolidations. The fourth largest PBM plans to lure customers away from competitors like Express Scripts and Walgreen, The Wall Street Journal reported. Article

> Three health insurers doing business in Rhode Island filed rate increase requests for 2013 that were well below their historical trend, according to Providence Business News. The lower rate requests are a result of the state's Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner's guidance that insurers submit a projected cost increase for 2013 medical trends of 4 percent. Article

> And Finally… Doctors call in a bomb squad during this operation. Article

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