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Health Insurance -- Weekly News Roundup July 9th, 2010 Posted: July 9th, 2010

By Peter Andrew

For the week ending July 9th, health insurance companies grabbed headlines with both philanthropic initiatives and notable successes. Here are some of the highlights.

Aetna Foundation helps nonprofits

Free health care clinics often struggle to raise funds across the board, but frequently find it especially difficult to find money for overhead, such as paid staff. Jeff Matthews, who is the business administrator for Volunteers In Medicine Jacksonville, Fla recently explained the situation to Jacksonville.com: "There are a lot of places that will fund programs, but will exclude overhead."

The Aetna Foundation recognizes this problem, and in 2009 donated $125,000 to more than 10 nonprofits in the Jacksonville area, helping them to pay their overhead, as well as cover running costs.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia helps raise money for diabetes research

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to ensure that this year's "Walk to Cure Diabetes" raises as much money as possible. JDRF has so far granted more than $1.3 billion to research programs, and is associated with key scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes, so every cent counts.

In a statement, JDRF's executive director, Clanci Jordan, said that her organization "Is immensely appreciative of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia's continued participation. With the support of our partners, the 2010 Walk to Cure Diabetes is expected to once again exceed $2 million dollars."

Molina Healthcare is the "Number One Hispanic Company"

When Hispanic Business magazine unveiled its top Hispanic Businesses List for 2010 there was a change at the top. For the first time, Molina, a Long Beach, Calif-based health care company, occupied the number one slot. Rankings are based on revenues, and eligible businesses' principals must be U.S. citizens.

Dr. J. Mario Molina, the company's CEO, told Hispanic Business magazine that he and his colleagues would retain focus on their key objective. "The goal is to serve the lowest-income patients, who get health care paid for by government programs," he said.

UnitedHealthcare encourages wellness in Colorado

Employees of 2,700 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Colorado stand to benefit from a new initiative announced July 8 by UnitedHealthcare and the Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC). The program, called HealthSource Colorado, promotes "preventive medicine" by offering participating businesses discounts on premiums, and other incentives when they enroll staff in wellness plans.

UnitedHealthcare parent company backs California health center

UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare's parent company, is investing in a health center in Southern Sonoma County, Calif, to the tune of $5.87 million. The Petaluma Health Center is using the money to buy a 53,000 square foot office building, more than doubling the space it has available to deliver primary care and mental health services.

UnitedHealth Group's backing was made as part of its 20-year, $200 million California Health Care Investment Program, which supports, "Services to underserved, low-income and underinsured communities and populations throughout the Golden State."

UnitedHealthcare renegotiates with Texas hospital

Covenant Health System (CHS), a regional health care provider in Texas, is renegotiating its contract with UnitedHealthcare. The worst possible scenario--if negotiations fail--may find some patients who currently use CHS's services in Plainview, Lubbock, and Levelland forced to switch to other nearby in-network facilities.

However, both sides regard that as an unlikely outcome and expect to reach an agreement soon. Lindy Lauderdale, Vice President for Managed Care at Covenant, told one local newspaper, "We are still in negotiations and we are very hopeful we will be able to resolve this without any issues."