Insurance Companies Narrowing Role in ACA Exchanges

In recent months, several major health insurance companies, including Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealth Group, have announced their intention to reduce their footprints in the ACA healthcare exchanges. Aetna recently announced that it sustained a $200 million loss in the second-quarter of 2016 and over $430 million since January 2014 with respect to individual products. As a result, it “will reduce its individual public exchange participation from 778 to 242 counties for the 2017 plan year, maintaining an on-exchange presence in
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Let the (Employee) Beware: New Shift in DOJ Policy Places Emphasis on Individual Accountability

On September 9, 2015, the Deputy Attorney General (DAG), Sally Quillian Yates, issued a memo to senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entitled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.” In this memo, the DAG highlighted a new emphasis on not just holding corporations/entities responsible for corporate wrong-doing but also holding individual employees/officers responsible for any illegal activities. This new emphasis applies in both civil and criminal matters. The memo notes: One of the most effective ways to combat
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