UnitedHealth Group and Humana enroll more Medicare Advantage members than any other insurers, and it really isn't that close, according to the latest government data.
Publicly traded insurers may not feel too much financial pain in the short term if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare premium subsidies offered through the federal exchange, Wall Street analysts say.
Everyone knows the drill of going to the doctor's office or hospital, being handed a clipboard and writing answers to a list of questions about your identity, health status and insurance. Now there's a multistakeholder initiative to automate that process.
Aetna's projected profit next year is below Wall Street's expectations, but many are chalking up the estimate to the health insurer's historically conservative outlook.
Publicly traded insurers may not feel too much financial pain in the short term if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare premium subsidies offered through the federal exchange and Congress doesn't act to restore the financial assistance, analysts say.
Federal officials and people representing a wide swath of the healthcare industry met this week to begin tackling the thorny issue of how to automate the patient intake process.
The Aetna Foundation hopes to award $750,000 each to six not-for-profit community or local government organizations to promote innovative ways of using health information technology to improve the outcomes of chronically ill patients in medically underserved populations.
Karen Rohan, 51, will be president of Aetna, effective Jan. 1.
Last month, the CMS quietly fined an Advantage plan in Arizona $146,600 for "systemic" violations. It was one of 30 fines levied against private Medicare plans this year, but they total less than $5 million.
Health insurer Aetna has promoted Karen Rohan to president, giving CEO Mark Bertolini a true second-in-command.
Healthcare stocks are attracting the big-money crowd, a sign that serious investors think there's money to be made in the sector, according to one tracker of where billionaires invest.
Health insurer Aetna has agreed to purchase Bswift, a privately held technology company that organizes and manages health benefits for employers and health insurance exchanges.