While Republican leaders in Idaho and other states look to allow insurers to offer leaner, health risk-related plans to make coverage more affordable, they have failed to take another path that could help bring down premiums while maintaining benefits and protections.
Indianapolis-based Anthem said it has made several exceptions to its controversial ER program. But providers argue the changes are not enough to mitigate the harm Anthem's policy is causing patients.
Molina Healthcare recorded another loss in the fourth quarter of 2017 as the insurer's corporate restructuring plan and unpaid federal cost-sharing reduction subsidies ate away at its bottom line.
The healthcare industry has had its share of turmoil in recent years. But news of the Aetna/CVS Health merger in October set a new standard for disruption—and it signaled we'd see more nontraditional alliances.
The Louisville, Ky.-based insurer saw revenue grow in the fourth quarter, fueled by higher Medicare Advantage premium revenue. But its full-year 2017 revenue fell after it slashed enrollment in individual plans.
New York-based insurer Oscar Health's individual membership surged to roughly 252,500 this year from about 100,000 in 2017. A narrow provider network with a big name health system at the center is the cornerstone of its strategy.
St. Louis-based insurer Centene Corp. grew its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 revenue thanks to membership gains in its Medicaid and ACA exchange businesses.
When the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average fell by more than 4% Monday, many stocks of publicly traded health systems and health insurance carriers fell along with them, but not quite as much as the broader market.
Cathy Eddy, founder and president of the Health Plan Alliance, is retiring at the end of April. Joe Lastinger, a former Baylor Scott & White Health executive, will take over as president effective immediately.
Cigna Corp. CEO David Cordani said there's opportunity for the insurer in the Amazon-JPMorgan Chase-Berkshire Hathaway venture. Meanwhile, the insurer reported that customer growth and higher premiums and fees helped boost its 2017 revenue.
Wall Street analysts speaking at a panel discussion in Nashville Thursday said the future looks bright—and lucrative—for payers and medical-device makers, but not necessarily hospitals.
The potential growth of short-term health plans worries health policy analysts, state regulators and major insurance trade groups, who predict such plans will saddle Obamacare plans with a sicker group of customers.