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Florida keeps its 2015 insurance rates under wraps
By Rachel Landen | August 01, 2014
Florida consumers will have to wait a little longer to find out definitively what their health insurance premiums may be in 2015, even though recent media reports suggest significant rate changes from some of the state's dominant insurers. Blame it on a Florida statute that allows insurers to...
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WellPoint gains policyholders as earnings slip
By Virgil Dickson | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
WellPoint, repeating a pattern reported by insurer Humana, saw its customer base increase significantly while its earnings fell during the second quarter.
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Reform Update: Insurers, states seek coverage continuity between Medicaid and private plans
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
After Stella Marie Means retired in March at age 55 from a clerical job in the healthcare industry, she worried about how she and her husband would be able to maintain their health coverage and afford their medications.
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N.C. Senate race offers barometer on Obamacare
By Paul Demko | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most closely watched contests in the country. It's among a dozen nationwide that will determine control of the U.S. Senate in 2015.
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Insurer rebates under ACA loss-ratio rule fall in 2013
By Bob Herman | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A federal rule requiring health insurers to spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on medical care led to more than $332 million in consumer rebates last year, HHS reported last week.
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Sovaldi fuels earnings jump for Gilead
By Virgil Dickson | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Gilead Sciences' second-quarter earnings blew through year-ago levels, thanks in part to its blockbuster, controversial hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
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WellCare earnings pummeled by expanded Florida managed-care Medicaid plan
By John N. Frank | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Shares of WellCare Health Plans sank in early Friday trading, a day after the Tampa, Fla.-based Medicaid managed-care company reported a net loss of $7.5 million for its second quarter compared with net income of $46.9 million in the same quarter last year.
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Reform Update: Medical-loss ratio rebates fall to $332M
By Bob Herman | July 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A federal rule requiring health insurers to spend a minimum percentage of premium dollars on medical care led to more than $332 million in rebates last year, according to HHS.
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Bogus exchange applications resulted in coverage, GAO says
By Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A day after federal appellate courts issued conflicting rulings about whether individuals who obtain coverage through the federal exchange are eligible for subsidies, a House subcommittee heard about another aspect of health insurance subsidies, namely that it's apparently easy to obtain them under...
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Clashing rulings on exchange subsidies raise fear of instability
By Andis Robeznieks and Paul Demko | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare providers and insurers fear that today's conflicting appellate court rulings on the legality of Obamacare premium subsidies offered through the federal insurance exchange could have a destabilizing effect on the newly expanded insurance market.
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