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AHP Principal Actuary William Bednar Quoted in Recent Article About Anthem Antitrust Settlement

William Bednar, FSA, FCA, MAAA was quoted in recent article covering the Anthem antitrust settlement. He also authored an Inspire article looking at the history of competition between Blues health plans. “If I was a director or CEO of a small Blue plan and this settlement now gives Anthem the opportunity to compete with us, I’d be very scared,” said Bill Bednar, principal and consulting actuary at Axene Health Partners in Southern California. “In [...]

Greg Fann Quoted in Inside Health Policy on States Opportunities to Enhance ACA Markets

Consulting Actuary Greg Fann was recently quoted in Inside Health Policy on opportunities to enhance ACA markets. "Greg Fann a consulting actuary with Axene Health Partners has also been working to get the word out about the potential to raise the subsidies to gold level. He and a colleague first raised the issue in a 2019 blog. Fann says that at the time he also thought, since the ACA is such a regulated market, [...]

Axene Health Partners Joins IMPACT as Founding Member

Axene Health Partners is proud to announce participation as a founding member of IMPACT – Virtual First Medical Practice Collaboration. The founding members of IMPACT are working to enable expanded access to high quality, evidence-based virtual care for patients, healthcare providers, and payers in order to improve clinical and health economic outcomes, enhance access, and provide a better overall patient experience. Read more about IMPACT at the link below. Read More [...]

Inspire Article by Greg Fann and Daniel Cruz Referenced in Health Affairs Blog Post

The discovery of misaligned ACA metal-level premiums by Consulting Actuary Greg Fann and Actuary Daniel Cruz was referenced in a recent Health Affairs blog post. They noted the resulting adverse implications for ACA enrollees due to premium misalignment and have advocated for more focused state reviews of premium rates. The blog post continues a theme expressed in The Actuary this summer: “President-elect Biden doesn’t need to rely on Congress” and new legislation to accomplish the continuing trend of ACA market improvements. Read Full Article [...]

William Bednar Quoted in Health Evolution Article Focused on the Blues Antitrust Settlement

Consulting Actuary William Bednar was quoted in a recent Health Evolution article that focused on the Blues antitrust settlement. “I don’t know if the other Blues plans would do that. A lot of them are regional. Anthem is the one that’s nationwide. They have over 60 million members,” says Bednar. For Blues consumers, the short-term benefit will be cash in their pocket from the settlement. Even more important, experts say they may see lowered [...]

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