NAIC should require insurers to disclose political spending; Humana sells Medicare Advantage plans;

> The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) should require insurance companies to disclose all corporate political spending, according to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). "Corporate shareholders and policy holders are entitled to know what insurance companies are doing with their investment dollars and hard-earned insurance payments," CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said in a statement. "The NAIC should give these corporations the extra push by requiring disclosure of political spending." Statement

> Humana is selling Medicare Advantage plans in Texas and Arkansas to Cigna to help fulfill the government's requirement that it divest some of its Medicare Advantage plans to acquire Arcadian Health, Managed Healthcare Executive reported. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has significantly increased its efforts to get states to comply with the health reform law, issuing new grants and policies in the two weeks since the Supreme Court upheld the law, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. Article

> And Finally… Mama bear, er, raccoon lashes out--literally. Article