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.

WellCare promotes Burdick to CEO

WellCare promotes Burdick to CEO

By Bob Herman  |  December 15, 2014

Kenneth Burdick has been named CEO of WellCare Health Plans, a Tampa, Fla.-based managed-care company that has suffered smaller margins and upheaval in its executive ranks this year.

Harvard Pilgrim CEO talks about narrrow networks and reform

Harvard Pilgrim CEO talks about narrrow networks and reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses his organization's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts.

Score another point for Highmark with senior health plan

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 31, 2014

Insurer Highmark has won the latest round in its battle with healthcare giant UPMC. A Pennsylvania judge Thursday ruled that a Highmark health plan for seniors does not violate the terms of a previous agreement between the two entities, despite such allegations by state officials.

Insurance execs vow to fight further cuts to Medicare Advantage

Insurance execs vow to fight further cuts to Medicare Advantage

By Paul Demko  |  October 08, 2014

Health insurers are justified in raising alarms about the harmful effects of Medicare Advantage program cuts, executives with two of the country's largest health plans said Wednesday at a Washington forum. They promised to fight further reductions in spending on the popular coverage program for...

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