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December 10, 2015
ND Blues get OK for $45 million settlement for botched insurance exchange
FARGO -- Regulators have signed off on a $45 million settlement between a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and the state of Maryland over a botched health insurance exchange. Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm approved a request by Blue Cross Blue Shield to guarantee...
December 10, 2015 - 5:04pm
June 22, 2015
ND law test case for preventing air ambulance price 'gouging'
FARGO -- Ivan Mitchell was jolted when he received a $54,000 bill for an air ambulance flight last year that transported his wife from Grand Forks to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The air ambulance service, Valley Med Flight, billed $67,325 for the flight. But because Valley...
June 22, 2015 - 5:00am
April 29, 2015
Legislature remains deadlocked on final bill
BISMARCK – A political game of chicken between House and Senate lawmakers over their final bill of the session continued late Wednesday...
April 29, 2015 - 1:15pm
April 23, 2015
Senate kills bill aimed at contract between NDPERS and Sanford Health Plan
BISMARCK – State senators sent a strong message to the House on Thursday that lawmakers shouldn’t be meddling in the recently awarded contract that will make Sanford Health Plan the insurance carrier for the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System on July 1. The Senate...
April 23, 2015 - 10:01am
March 16, 2015
Bill to address Sanford Health Plan switch gets first hearing
BISMARCK – A House committee held the first hearing Monday on a bill designed to ensure that public employees – and lawmakers – can keep their same health benefits and medical providers when the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System switches its insurance carrier to...
March 16, 2015 - 10:26pm
March 10, 2015
Bill requiring Sanford to match Blues coverage for N.D. public employees to be introduced Wednesday
BISMARCK – Legislation aimed at ensuring that thousands of North Dakota public employees can keep the same health benefits and medical providers when their insurer changes July 1 will be introduced Wednesday, House Majority Leader Al Carlson said. Lawmakers, who also are affected...
March 10, 2015 - 6:55pm
March 9, 2015
Johnsons get federal prison in crop insurance fraud case
FARGO, N.D. -- Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop...
March 9, 2015 - 10:15pm
February 21, 2015
Sanford Health Plan launches website
BISMARCK — Sanford Health Plan has announced a new website and other resources to answer questions for members of the North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System. The NDPERS board decided Thursday to switch from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota to Sanford Health Plan...
February 21, 2015 - 11:33pm
February 20, 2015
N.D. public employees switching health insurance from Blues to Sanford
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s largest employer group decided Thursday to switch health insurance coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota to the Sanford Health Plan in a deal that alters the competitive landscape. The shift will have ramifications in Fargo, headquarters...
February 20, 2015 - 12:50pm
December 4, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield to pay $60,000 for violations
FARGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota agreed Thursday to pay fines totaling $60,000 for “systemic” violations uncovered in an examination by insurance regulators. The violations involved handling of claims, including health insurance coverage, mental health and substance...
December 4, 2014 - 9:59pm
July 14, 2014
ND Blues name Huckle as new CEO
By Erik Burgess Forum News Service FARGO — When it came to choosing a new CEO, the board of directors for the state’s top health insurer...
July 14, 2014 - 10:40pm
July 4, 2014
DCS to review note left by Trinity student
The note a Trinity High School student left behind at the law enforcement center allegedly confessing to starting the fire at the high school in March has become one of the most talked-about pieces of evidence in the arson case against former principal Thomas Sander. The Dickinson...
July 4, 2014 - 11:08am
June 23, 2014
Dreams do come true: Schwartz makes childhood wish a reality with business
Two years ago, Kristi Schwartz of Dickinson started her own business — fulfilling a childhood aspiration — with one full-time employee and...
June 23, 2014 - 7:54pm
May 5, 2014
ND Blue Cross Blue Shield fires leader
Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has fired its top official. The insurance giant fired President and Chief Executive Officer Paul von Ebers, the company announced in a statement Monday afternoon. Von Ebers had held the position since 2009. His dismissal is effective immediately. The...
May 5, 2014 - 1:50pm
April 15, 2014
WSI sues software firm, saying it botched $17M project
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency is suing a software vendor, claiming the firm failed to deliver on a software project that cost about $17 million but produced few tangible results. Workforce Safety and Insurance filed the civil lawsuit against Aon...
April 15, 2014 - 2:44pm