UnitedHealth bullish on 2015, long-term future

By Bob Herman  |  December 02, 2014

UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurance company by revenue, is predicting sizable profit growth next year and beyond as the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becomes more entrenched.

The man behind the nation's fastest-growing hospital chain

The man behind the nation's fastest-growing hospital chain

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 29, 2014

Prem Reddy of Prime Healthcare Services draws fire for wrangling with insurers, shucking unprofitable service lines, using aggressive coding, slashing overhead and fighting unions. Yet his bids for failing systems keep on winning.

Shakeup in military healthcare could affect major insurer

By Bob Herman  |  November 11, 2014

Tricare, the healthcare program that covers U.S. military personnel and their dependents, is planning a change that could leave one of the three insurers it now contracts with out in the cold starting in 2017, according to a new draft request for proposals from the program released recently.

Prices increase slightly on Illinois health plans

By Associated Press  |  November 08, 2014

Many Illinois consumers who bought health insurance on the year-old government-run marketplace will see modest increases in prices for 2015, and they'll have significantly more choices when they start shopping next week, Gov. Pat Quinn's administration announced Friday.

Insurers steal a beat from Apple, open retail branding stores

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Health insurers increasingly are building and staffing bricks-and-mortar retail centers to potentially expand their membership base and, most importantly for now, enhance their brand image with the public.

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