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'UnitedHealth envy' driving insurance industry shake-up

'UnitedHealth envy' driving insurance industry shake-up

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 11, 2017

No. 2 health insurer Anthem's decision to replace CEO Joseph Swedish with a former UnitedHealthcare CEO and Humana's deal to sell its long-term care insurance business has the insurance industry bracing for major changes.

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to retire

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish to retire

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 03, 2017

After almost five years at the helm of Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer, Joseph Swedish is retiring. Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare, will take his place.

Anthem launches PBM after falling-out with Express Scripts

Anthem launches PBM after falling-out with Express Scripts

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 18, 2017

Anthem is starting a pharmacy benefit manager in partnership with CVS Health after cutting ties with its longtime PBM, Express Scripts. Starting in 2020, when Anthem's Express Scripts contract ends, the new PBM will serve customers of Anthem-affiliated health plans and non-Anthem customers.

Medicare Advantage star ratings show insurers' performance hasn't improved

Medicare Advantage star ratings show insurers' performance hasn't improved

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 11, 2017

Data released Wednesday reveal that the number of 2018 Medicare Advantage plans that performed well in the CMS' star-ratings program dropped slightly from 2017. At the same time, the amount of insurers that receive certain ratings hasn't changed significantly in recent years.

No bare counties again: Anthem to stay in Va. exchange

No bare counties again: Anthem to stay in Va. exchange

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 15, 2017

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 will sell insurance in fewer Kentucky counties

By Associated Press  |  September 07, 2017

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.

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