Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is preparing office space as it plans to add hundreds of jobs in the Columbus area. The Atlanta-based insurance firm has announced in recent weeks that it's adding 600 jobs in Columbus.
Health insurance companies offering Georgians individual plans are getting more time before they have to spend 80 percent of their premiums on customers’ claims. The federal Dept. of Health and Human Services adjusted the requirement over state officials' concerns about smaller insurers leaving the state if forced to meet the standard.