Slipkovich Steps Aside at Capella, Wiechart Takes CEO Role
On Dec. 9, Capella Healthcare announced Michael Wiechart has been named president and chief executive officer, effective January 1. The appointment was announced by Co-Founder, Board Chairman and current CEO Dan Slipkovich, who said the move was designed to position the company for long-term success and strategic growth. According to a company release, Slipkovich will continue as executive board chairman, with the transition allowing him to dedicate more of his time to strategic market development and growth along with continued responsibilities in the areas of investor and government relations.
|BlueCross Offering One-Year Extensions to Individuals with Policy Renewal Dates through Oct. 1, 2014|
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will allow individuals with coverage renewal dates from Jan. 1, 2014 through Oct. 1, 2014 to keep their existing health plans for another year per the extension option offered by the federal government and Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance for what are considered non-grandfathered health plans under the Affordable Care Act.
|Obama Offers Insurers Reprieve from Canceling Policies for Now |
In a briefing televised to the American public on Thursday, Nov. 14, President Barack Obama threw a potential lifeline to millions of Americans who have received policy cancellation notices and the companies that insure them. For 2014, the president said insurance companies would not be required to upgrade existing individual plans to meet the minimum standards set forth in the Affordable Care Act. More ...