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UnitedHealth ends 2014 with sizable profits

UnitedHealth ends 2014 with sizable profits

By Bob Herman  |  January 21, 2015

UnitedHealth Group beat the predictions of Wall Street analysts in the fourth quarter in what turned out to be a better-than-expected year for the health insurer.

Outlook 2015: Insurers

Outlook 2015: Insurers

By Bob Herman  |  January 03, 2015

Health insurers have lots of challenges ahead as they monitor the development of the healthcare reform law's marketplaces.

CMS enrollment proposals spark criticism on range of issues

By Bob Herman and Paul Demko  |  December 28, 2014

Insurers are at odds with providers and consumer advocacy groups over the Obama administration's guidance on network adequacy. In the proposed rule, the CMS indicated that it will hold off on issuing additional regulations dealing with provider networks until after the National Association of...

Anthem eyes Medicaid growth with Florida HMO deal

By Bob Herman  |  December 22, 2014

It has been two years since Anthem made an acquisition, but the lull is over. The health insurer said Monday that it will buy Simply Healthcare Holdings, a Florida-based HMO for Medicare and Medicaid members.

CHI faces financial strains in building national network

CHI faces financial strains in building national network

By Melanie Evans  |  December 20, 2014

In the ongoing rush of healthcare deals, perhaps no other health system has been as aggressive as Catholic Health Initiatives, which has executed a dozen transactions in the past three years that have expanded its operations into health insurance and established a $1 billion foothold in Texas.

Florida Medicare HMO to shut down

By Bob Herman  |  December 16, 2014

Florida intends to liquidate the assets of a Medicare Advantage insurer by the first of the year, ending the company's short and troubled history.

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