Texas Blues Won't Get Harris As Sale Collapses


Two months after Harris Methodist Health Plan agreed to be acquired by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, the deal collapsed. Talks to close the $100 million sale dragged on so long, Harris decided to look for another suitor.

Also in Texas, Aetna will dump its NYLCare units in Dallas and Houston, neutralizing regulators' antitrust concerns and thus allowing Aetna to close on its purchase of Prudential's health care lines.

Retreating to its historic group-model status, Kaiser Permanente will shed all of its Northeast U.S. and North Carolina operations — which use outside physicians — while its Group Health affiliate will end service in 14 rural Washington and Idaho counties. All have lost money or are only marginally profitable. Kaiser, meanwhile, will raise rates 7 to 8 percent next year.

Career Opportunities

HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

Apply via email to jfedder1@hfhs.org or online at http://p.rfer.us/HENRYFORDlXqAJA

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