Insurance rebates mailed to nearly half million people

BY THE NUMBERS$1.1 billion - The amount of insurance rebates being distributed to more than 12 million Americans from health insurers that failed to pay a big enough share of their premium dollars to health care providers$28.8 million - Refunds being paid to 240,298 Tennesseans$19.8 million - Refunds being paid to 243,813 Georgians.85 - Percent of insurance premium dollars that must be paid for medical services for large employer groups80 - Percent of insurance premium dollars that must be paid for medical services for individual plans and small employer groupsSources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthcare.gov

As CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Vicky Gregg heads an insurance giant that collects billions of dollars a year from employers and individuals to pay health care claims for more than 3 million Tennesseans.

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