Tag Archives: SHBP

As always, problems may be looming for Georgia’s health insurance programs

Does this sound familiar? Medicaid and the State Health Benefit Plan may run into financial difficulties in a couple of years, the Board of Community Health is told . . .

Tags: Clyde Reese , DCH budget , Medicaid , SHBP

DCH will add a second Medicare Advantage firm for SHBP

DCH solicits proposals for a second healthcare firm to provide Medicare Advantage services for retirees in the State Health Benefits Plan . . .

Tags: DCH , Medicare Advantage , SHBP

Hill: ‘Plenty of support’ to keep insuring school workers

Legislators push back against Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to cut health insurance coverage for school bus drivers and cafeteria workers . . .

Tags: cafeteria workers , health insurance , Jack Hill , Nathan Deal , school bus drivers , SHBP

DCH board adopts Medicaid funding fee for private hospitals

The Community Health Board finalizes a Medicaid provider fee for private hospitals, which will bring in $31 million in additional federal Medicaid funds . . .

Tags: Clyde Reese , community health board , hospital provider fee , Medicaid , SHBP

Deal signs bill prohibiting insurance coverage of abortions

A new law makes it illegal for the State Health Benefits Plan or policies purchased under Obamacare to cover the costs of abortions . . .

Tags: abortions , drug overdoses , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Sharon Cooper , SHBP

Deal signs dorm privatization tax break, SHBP obesity program

Gov. Deal signs a bill authorizing a tax break for private companies that operate dorms and parking decks for the University System; obese state employees can get insurance coverage for bariatric surgery . . .

Tags: bariatric surgery , college dorms , property tax exemption , SHBP , University System

DCH affirms SHBP contract awards to Blue Cross, Express Scripts

DCH Commissioner Clyde Reese upholds the award of contracts to administer the $3 billion health insurance plan for state employees, teachers and retirees . . .

Tags: Blue Cross Blue Shield , Clyde Reese , DCH , Express Scripts , SHBP , UnitedHealthcare