UnitedHealthcare may be required to transfer millions of dollars to New York insurers that enrolled high-cost members in their plans in 2017, based on a federal judge's decision.
Centene Corp. and Ascension signed a letter of intent to research launching a joint Medicare Advantage plan. The companies hope to hit several insurance markets in 2020.
New Jersey insurance regulators fined UnitedHealthcare $2.5 million for several insurance law violations, including sending patients to a provider of hemophilia services that hadn't been approved by the state.
National health insurer Anthem reported higher profits in the second quarter of 2018 after raising premiums and keeping medical costs in check.
Alabama and Illinois are the first states to take advantage of new flexibility to define the essential health benefits that certain insurers must provide. Their approaches show how some seek to bolster their ACA markets while others weaken them.
UnitedHealth Group is warning insurance plan members that they could lose in-network status with their Northwestern physicians after this year. The insurer and Chicago-area based Northwestern Medical Group each said they were trying to hammer out a new contract.
Armed with comprehensive data, insurers are ramping up their efforts to control costs through population health management.
The 1.4 million Californians who buy coverage on the state's individual insurance exchange will pay more in 2019 in part because the federal government zeroed out the federal penalty for not enrolling in coverage.
UnitedHealth Group kicked off the second-quarter earnings season on Tuesday, reporting higher revenue and profit as its insurance arm grew Medicare Advantage and Medicaid membership.
It's no surprise that labor costs are top of mind for chief financial officers. But with historically low unemployment numbers, that budget line item looms even larger as organizations try to figure out new strategies to not just recruit, but, more importantly, retain workers.
To some, the influx of more for-profit plans in Minnesota adds welcome competition to an already competitive market. But others are wary and cautiously watching to see if the profit motive will endanger patients.
For the first time in the AMA's history, the group elected women as president and president-elect. Dr. Patrice Harris will be the next president after Dr. Barbara L. McAneny serves a year in the top office.