Several insurance companies disclosed new products and coverage enhancements in recent days.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration renewed Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan Medicaid contract, effective Jan. 1. The contract has a term of four years and the state has the option to approve two one-year extensions for a maximum of six years.
As part of efforts related to helping prevent drug addiction, Anthem Inc. is working to connect non-psychiatrist doctors to behavioral health support to ensure members get counseling while receiving their drug therapy. The efforts will be extended to all Anthem affiliated health plan states by early 2018.
Aetna Inc. and Allina Health formed Allina Health and Aetna Insurance Co., a jointly owned health plan company to serve employers and consumers in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services confirmed more than 359,000 clinicians to participate in four of its alternative payment models in 2017.
GEICO's ridesharing insurance coverage for drivers of transportation network companies is now available in Washington.
Separately, Allstar Underwriters Inc. will operate as Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Cos.' exclusive representative for its commercial auto reinsurance facility business in North Carolina.
GEICO and Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance are part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. introduced a service enabling its insureds to better respond to ransomware and similar extortion events.
Ironshore Private Client Group made available its private insurance portfolio product for high-net-worth homeowners throughout New York, effective Jan. 23. The policy provides property and liability coverage for homes valued in excess of $1 million. Ironshore Private Client Group is part of Ironshore Inc.
Nationwide Private Client launched insurance products and services in New Jersey and Virginia, including solutions for home, collections, personal excess liability, secondary residences and additional exposures. Auto coverage is also offered in Virginia and will soon be available in New Jersey. Nationwide Private Client is a service mark of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
Markel Corp. partnered with online platform Next Insurance to offer personal trainers insurance policies online.
Everest Insurance rolled out an auto buffer product for U.S. clients with motor fleets of 250 to 1,000 units, the Insurance Journal reported. Everest Insurance is a member of Everest Re Group Ltd.