WellPoint drops a Medicare Advantage plan; Aetna launches new ACO with Florida docs;

> WellPoint will stop administering its Medicare Advantage plan in Sonoma County, Calif., as of Jan. 1. The insurer decided to withdraw the plan, which insured just more than 1,200 members, after it evaluated member needs, affordability, cost and long-term sustainability, reported the North Bay Business Journal. Article

> Aetna is launching a new collaborative care agreement with 12 doctors at the Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital. Under the arrangement, Aetna will reward the doctors with financial incentives when they improve patient care and they will all share data to improve patient outcomes and enhance efficiency, the South Florida Business Journal reported. Article

> Philadelphia's Independence Blue Cross has partnered with WebMD to create a new tool to help consumers manage their health and wellness, according to MobiHealthNews. The WebMD Digital Health Assistant is available through IBX's member portal and provides a health risk assessment and digital coach, along with the ability to set personal goals and track progress toward achieving them. Article

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