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Blue Cross Blue Shield to Offer Free Identity Protection

Over the past several years, there has seemingly been a tremendous increase in the number of news stories regarding significant data breaches. Those stories have no doubt contributed to statistics such as this one, which indicated that “39% of employees said they’d be extremely likely or likely, to purchase identity theft protection through payroll deduction“. […]

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Information from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on the Premera Data Breach

On January 29, 2015, Premera Blue Cross (Premera) discovered that cyberattackers had gained unauthorized access to their systems. The incident affected Premera Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, and their affiliate brands Vivacity and Connexion Insurance Solutions, Inc. Premera has stated that their investigation determined that attackers may have gained unauthorized access to […]

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Massachusetts Insurance Companies Launch Online Cost-Comparison Tools

To help people take more control over their potential healthcare costs, the state of Massachusetts recently launched the “Get The Deal on Care” website. This website was created in partnership with 13 Massachusetts health insurance companies. The launch of the site follows 2012 regulations that mandate insurers provide online cost-estimating tools. As opposed to housing cost-comparison […]

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DOMA’s Impact: Special Open-Enrollment Periods

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, same-sex couples that are legally married under state law are now entitled to the same benefits […]

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