Aetna and Humana, two of the largest Medicare Advantage players, will fight accusations that if they merged, seniors and people with disabilities in more than 300 markets would be negatively affected.
The first of the U.S. Justice Department's highly anticipated healthcare merger challenges is set to start next week in Washington, D.C.,as Anthem and Cigna Corp. defend their proposed merger.
In a sample of 100 prominent healthcare executives, a quarter gave money to Democrat Hillary Clinton. Not a single one financially backed Trump, even though many of them have a history of donating to conservative politicians and causes.
In the case at hand, a subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare is fighting the daughters of two former residents. Although the daughters signed admission paperwork for their parents, Kentucky's Supreme Court said the arbitration agreements in those contracts violated the residents' “God-given”...
Policy experts say the projected double-digit hikes are unlikely to affect the majority of people who enroll in health plans through the federal exchange. At the same time, benchmark premiums in some states, including Arkansas, Indiana and Ohio, will increase only slightly or even decrease in 2017.
Aetna's third-quarter net income jumped 7.8% compared with the year-ago period as membership growth in its Medicare and Medicaid businesses offset membership losses in its commercial segment. Aetna also stressed Thursday that it remains confident its multibillion-dollar merger with rival insurer...
Health insurance premiums for the benchmark exchange plans are set to rise 25% on average in 2017—an eye-popping figure that has fueled another wave of criticism by Republicans seeking to dismantle the ACA. But policy experts say the projected hikes are unlikely to affect most enrollees.
The CMS has temporarily stopped accepting new proposals from health insurance companies seeking to enroll their commercial or Medicaid patients automatically into their Medicare Advantage plans.
Wildly different experiences with the ACA marketplaces have played out across 34 not-for-profit and mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of financial filings.
States where insurers underpriced individual plans in the early years of the federal healthcare exchanges are posting sharply higher premiums for next year, although subsidies will moderate the increases for many low- and moderate-income consumers.
The percentage of Humana Medicare Advantage members in plans with four stars or higher fell by half, from 78% a year ago to 37%. Cigna has only 20% of its members in plans rated four stars or higher. Meanwhile, 91% of Aetna's members are enrolled in four-star plans.
They're nearly ubiquitous now—the buzzy arm accessories that track your activity and heart rate and other measures of well-being. And last week, health insurer Aetna doubled down on the wellness promises of one of the most popular wearables—the Apple Watch—by offering it for free...