Health insurance options to shrink in Washington D.C.

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Aetna will be pulling out of the district’s health insurance exchange Those living in Washington D.C. may have fewer options through the district’s health insurance exchange next year. Aetna, one of the largest insurance providers in the United States, has begun sending letters to its customers in the district that the policies they purchased through the exchange will be terminated at the end of this year. This, of course, only affects Aenta policyholders, but it will limit the options that consumers have through D.C. Health Link. There will be less…

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Health insurance company hit by data breach

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CareFirst has fallen victim to a significant data breach CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has taken note of the rise in cyber crimes that are targeting health insurance companies and had been taking steps to upgrade its security. The company had hoped to avoid falling victim to digital attacks by improving its cyber security, but while doing so found that it had already been the target of a major data breach, which began in June 2014. The data breach represents a significant problem that health insurance companies are having, as it shows…

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DC offers glimpse into health insurance prices through exchange

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DC officials aim to provide more insight concerning health insurance exchange Washington D.C. is currently working to establish its own health insurance exchange. Though the District is not actually a state, it is still required by federal law to host a health insurance exchange, through which consumers can find a wealth of affordable coverage options. Exact details concerning the D.C. exchange are somewhat scarce as officials tend to only over some vague insight to the program and how it is being formed. This week, D.C. officials have offered a first…

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