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Tech Bits: Medical Mutual, EHealth, Others

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Medical Mutual of Ohio is offering enrollees use of a Quicken Health Expense Tracker system.

Medical Mutual, Cleveland, is the first health plan to adopt the system, which was developed by Intuit Inc., Mountain View, Calif., and Ingenix, a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.

In addition to retrieving and organizing claims and bills, the system can replace billing codes with plain English. Consumers also can use the system to pay the bills.

In related news, Consumers Life of Georgia, Atlanta, a Medical Mutual subsidiary, has developed a “real-time claims adjudication” system and tested it in four physicians’ offices.

The system can help patients find out what they owe for care and pay for care when they get the care.

Consumers Life added the RTCA system to its provider portal earlier this month.

In other insurance technology news:

- EHealth Inc., Mountain View, Calif., the company that runs the website, has formed an alliance with TuneCore Inc., New York, a Web-based musician services company.

TuneCore will encourage musicians to get insurance quotes from the database through a form at TuneCore, and TuneCore will refer musicians who want to speak to a live human being to a call center set up by eHealth.

EHealth and TuneCore also have worked together to develop a health care “survival manual” for musicians.

Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Va., has licensed use of its new Business Analytics software system, which was first offered to life insurance and annuity providers in May, to Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Lansing, Mich., a unit of Prudential P.L.C., London. Jackson National is the first company in the life and annuity provider market to license the product, according to CSC.

Eastern Life and Health Insurance Company, a unit of Eastern Insurance Holdings Inc., Lancaster, Pa., has introduced the e-bility group benefits Web portal at

The system can help employer groups and brokers with plan administration, billing, claims and eligibility information. Employer group administrators also can also use the portal to process employee additions, changes and terminations.


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