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Health insurance companies get in shape for 2014

The New York Times, February 7, 2013
Since Patrick J. Geraghty arrived here a year and a half ago to lead the state's largest health insurer, Florida Blue, he has expanded its operations in Medicare and Medicaid, entered arrangements with hospitals and doctors, bought a medical group, and dabbled with a new private sector marketplace that allows employees to choose plans from different insurance companies. Insurance companies across the country, whether national profit-making players like WellPoint and UnitedHealth Group or nonprofit Blue Cross plans in states like Arizona and Michigan, are undergoing radical change as a result. After years of focusing on selling plans to employers, rather than individual consumers, the insurers must alter course.