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CareFirst proposed premium increases unreasonable, advocates say

Health care reform advocates say a request from Maryland’s largest health insurer to increase its premiums for 2016 is based on unreasonable assumptions about the people expected to enroll for coverage in the coming year. Insurance providers submitted their proposed ...

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After cyber attacks, health companies must shell out

(Illustration by Maximilian Franz.)

As if being the victim of a cyberattack isn’t bad enough, American health care companies such as CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield face the highest costs associated with a data breach. The average total cost of a data breach to an ...

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Some taxpayers celebrating; CareFirst subscribers blue

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For some 55,000 Maryland taxpayers, it was a very good week. For some 1.1 million CareFirst health insurance subscribers, definitely not. The U.S. Supreme Court  Monday struck down Maryland’s law barring taxpayers from deducting from their local taxes any taxes ...

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CareFirst hit by cyberattack

The Carefirst Building in Owings Mills. (file)

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday it had been hit by a “sophisticated cyberattack” during which attackers gained limited access to one of the company’s databases in June 2014. The names, birth dates, email addresses and subscriber identification numbers of about ...

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Deadline extended to enroll in health care in Md.

ANNAPOLIS — Insurance carriers participating in Maryland’s health care exchange have extended the deadline for individuals and families to enroll in order to be covered Jan. 1, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday. State residents who enroll in a qualified health ...

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