The acquisition of HealthSun, with its 40,000 Medicare Advantage members, will give Anthem 650,000 Medicare and Medicaid members across Florida
Anthem's decision to stay in dozens of Virginia counties that would have had no individual exchange insurance options for 2018 means there are once again no "bare" U.S. counties.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will not sell health insurance plans statewide, leaving just one insurance provider for each county on Kentucky's health exchange.
Looking to lower healthcare spending, Anthem will no longer pay for MRIs delivered on an outpatient basis at hospitals. Some health systems collect more than half of their profit from imaging services.
In a rational political environment, there's a strong argument for tax reform—the next item on President Donald Trump's agenda. But we don't live in such an environment. Cutting taxes when the economy is near full employment will do nothing more than blow a massive hole in the federal budget.
The announcement of the breach comes just over a month after Anthem reached the largest ever settlement in a data-breach case.
Anthem, one of the biggest marketplace players, said it will exit more ACA exchanges in 2018 if it doesn't feel certain that the Trump administration will fund cost-sharing reduction subsidies. That would be a major blow to exchanges.
The St. Louis-based insurer is one of a few health plans moving into markets that other insurers ditched because of financial losses and regulatory uncertainty over healthcare reform.
Anthem is on the cusp of having to make the biggest payout in U.S. history for a data breach. The $115 million proposed settlement is a reflection of the just how valuable patient records and personal information have become.
Anthem has reached a $115 million deal to settle lawsuits over a 2015 data breach in which hackers stole personal information from 78.8 million employees and current and former members.
While some health insurers are bailing on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, other are swooping in to take the business they leave behind.
Anthem has been hinting for months that it may pull out of some Affordable Care Act exchanges, but Ohio marks its first retreat. The Indianapolis-based insurer sells policies on exchanges in 13 other states this year.