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.
Tricare, the healthcare program that covers U.S. military personnel and their dependents, is planning a change that could leave one of the three insurers it now contracts with out in the cold starting in 2017, according to a new draft request for proposals from the program released recently.
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.
Publicly traded health insurers have been reporting higher figures in their individual markets as they offer insurance to people though exchanges built under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They're also benefiting from another provision of the law: Medicaid expansion.
Although Cigna Corp.'s third-quarter profit dropped from the same period in 2013, the health insurer still beat analysts' predictions on its adjusted earnings per share.
Aetna's profits exceeded expectations in the third quarter, with enrollment growth and higher margins on its government business boosting earnings.
Upcoming third-quarter earnings reports for many of the nation's publicly traded health insurers will offer a further glimpse into how many patients are seeing providers and how the new public exchanges are affecting business strategies. Financially, expect higher earnings for the group, analysts...
Reform latecomers: Afraid of getting left behind, big insurers expand exchange participation for 2015
Experts say insurers are entering more state exchanges in 2015 because they recognize the shift toward a more consumer-oriented market and they see the risk pool getting more balanced as enrollment grows.
A new health insurance exchange announced last week by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.
A new health insurance exchange announced Thursday by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.
Aetna will shut down its Delaware Medicaid plan by year-end after the insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.
At home with the specialist: Oncologists and other specialists launching patient-centered medical homes
A growing number of specialist practices, insurers and health systems are moving toward the specialist-based medical home model.