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SNL Insurance: Progressive Ad Spend Keeps Flo-Ing In 2013, Q1'14

Progressive Corp. boosted its advertising spending by nearly $70 million year over year to $595.4 million in 2013, the largest aggregate dollar increase among all U.S. P&C insurers.

St. Joseph Health System and Cigna Start Collaborative Care Program to Improve Health and Lower Costs

Customers benefit from improved care coordination and greater emphasis on preventive care

LinkTek Releases New Version of LinkFixer Advanced that Automatically Fixes Broken Links in SQL Database Tables

LinkTek Corporationís latest release of LinkFixer Advanced can eliminate the threat of broken links within SQL database tables, saving IT departments from the perils of lost data when files are moved or renamed

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With EmblemHealth For Wrongly Denying Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment For Thousands Of New York Members

Health Insurance Company To Overhaul Behavioral Health Claims Review Process, Cover Residential Treatment And Bring Co-Pays Into Line With Primary Care

Valen Analytics Releases New "Risk Score" For Workers’ Compensation Insurers

Data and Analytics Company Launches First-to-Market Solution to Analyze Loss-Free Policies, Delivering Significant Loss Ratio Improvements

The Alpha Pages Acquires Leading Hedge Fund News Provider

New media firm The Alpha Pages, LLC has recently acquired leading global hedge fund and private equity news provider FINalternatives.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Program Shows Promising Quality Trends and Continued Savings on Expected Costs

Costs Lower than Expected for 3rd Consecutive Year; Key Quality Indicators Show Positive Care Trends for 1.1 Million Members Covered by PCMH Program

Harold L. Paz, M.D., M.S., Named Aetna Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Aetna announced today that Harold L. Paz, M.D., M.S., will join Aetna later this month as executive vice president and chief medical officer. Paz will lead clinical strategy and policy at the intersection of all of Aetnaís domestic and global businesses.

Fitch: Full U.S. Adoption of International Accounting Standards Becoming Less Likely

Full U.S. adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) appears unlikely to occur in the intermediate-term as the major accounting standard setters continue to move away from full convergence of their standards, according to a Fitch Ratings report.

Valen Analytics Releases New “Risk Score” for Workers’ Compensation Insurers

Data and Analytics Company Launches First-to-Market Solution to Analyze Loss-Free Policies, Delivering Significant Loss Ratio Improvements

July 1 Renewals Reveal Continued Double Digit Price Decreases Across Many Lines and Geographies, Reports Guy Carpenter

Alternative Capital Drives Record High Catastrophe Bond Issuance at Mid-Year

CBIZ Names Jim O’Connor National Practice Leader for Employee Benefits

CBIZ, Inc, one of the nationís largest providers of employee benefits and insurance advisory services, announces today the appointment of Jim OíConnor as National Practice Leader for Employee Benefits.

Cigna Achieves Goal of 100 Collaborative Care Arrangements Reaching One Million Customers

11 new arrangements started July 1 in seven states

CommunityConnect HealthPlan is Now Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Effective July 1, CommunityConnect HealthPlan, a managed care organization serving BadgerCare Plus members, was officially renamed Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Travelers Executive Presented With Dach Award

Tom Davis volunteers with program which helps attract talent to insurance industry.

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