WellPoint, Aetna upgrading IT; Anthem lowers rate hike;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has lost three execs less than five weeks after Kenneth Burdick became the new CEO. The state's largest non-profit insurer has lost its chief financial officer, chief medical officer and senior vice president of marketing and public and health affairs, reported the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Article

> WellPoint's information technology is getting a $100 million upgrade this year to help the insurer comply with health reform law provisions. Aetna plans to spend $50 million to improve its technology, including upgrading software and computers, the Associated Press reported. Article

> Anthem Blue Cross has reduced its rate increase from its proposed request of 10.4 percent to 8.2 percent after California insurance officials pressured the insurer. Plus, the maximum rate hike will be 20 percent instead of 30 percent, reported the Los Angeles Times. Article

> And Finally... If you want to lose weight, eat smelly foods. Article