"News & Issues" piece on Maine Insurance superintendent Alessandro Iuppa's recen
"News & Issues" piece on Maine Insurance superintendent Alessandro Iuppa's recent decision to allow the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine to Indiana-based Anthem Insurance Cos. Consumers for Affordable Health Care in Augusta plan to file an appeal of the decision. They say the assessed value of Blue Cross was about $20 million too low and criticize the insurance bureau's refusal to order a new valuation at the time of the closing. Anthem has been buying up Blue Cross programs in broad regions, converting them to mutual companies and in some case publicly held for-profit organizations. A Blue Cross spokesman says regional consolidation is a growing trend and has not affected the essence of Blue Cross's mission. Iuppa emphasized that Anthem will answer to the bureau and will be subject to all state insurance regulations.
Anthem Insurance Cos, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine
Haskell, Meg, ""News & Issues" piece on Maine Insurance superintendent Alessandro Iuppa's recen" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4431.