WellPoint looks to technology; Iowa saves $23M in insurance costs;

> WellPoint Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business Services Lori Beer said technology "will be a big enabler" for helping the insurance industry achieve high-quality care that lowers costs, reported Fortune. Article

> Kansas insurance officials and lawmakers are struggling with when to decide on the essential health benefits required within the state's health insurance exchange Kansas Public Radio, Kaiser Health News and NPR  reported. Article

> A competitive bidding process that dropped premium rates by 6.5 percent is helping Iowa save almost $23 million in health insurance costs, according to the Sioux City Journal. Article

And Finally… Slim down at a Starbucks near you. Article