WellPoint doubles expected enrollment; Aetna launches new international plans;

> WellPoint has already more than doubled the enrollment gains it expected in 2011 for national accounts it administers for large employers, reports the Associated Press. The insurer expected to gain about 200,000 people from that business segment but has already gained 450,000. Although companies typically see strong enrollment growth in January, WellPoint CFO Wayne DeVeydt said he thought the insurer was "coming out of the gate strong." Article

> CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield said more than 2,200 of the roughly 5,000 primary care doctors in its network are participating in its primary care medical home program. The initiative provides financial incentives and rewards physicians can reap if they meet certain goals for improving their patients' overall health, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Article

> Aetna has launched a new suite of international healthcare plans for employers with globally mobile employees, reports the Insurance Business Review. The plans include new benefits of hospice care, vaccinations and inoculations, compassionate emergency travel enabling expatriates to return home should a close family member be taken seriously ill, and prosthesis coverage, depending on the plan chosen. Article

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