Massachusetts Blues remains nonprofit; Cigna looking to expand through global acquisitions;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will remain a nonprofit public charity, according to the Boston Globe. CEO Andrew Dreyfus said he sees the insurer as a hybrid organization. "We're a nonprofit business, which might sound oxymoronic in one sense. But that's who we are," he said. Article

> Insurers are trying to decide whether they will continue covering routine prostate cancer screening tests now that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force no longer recommends them, reports the New York Times. Article

> Cigna is "perpetually" looking at acquiring companies worldwide that allow it add capabilities, expand, or enter new areas, CEO David Cordani said, adding that the insurer can make purchases of more than $1 billion, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Article

> Sixteen states and the District of Columbia don't meet federal requirements for consumers to appeal health plans' decisions to a third party, Kaiser Health News reports. Therefore, these states will have to contract with three "independent review organizations" by 2012 to handle consumers' grievances or contract with the Department of Health & Human Services to oversee the process. Article

And Finally... Like sugar? Then you're sweet--and also nice and caring. Article

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