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.
Doctors say they're losing patients when commercial health plans automatically move consumers over to a Medicare Advantage plan when they turn 65. The MA plans mean more revenue for insurers, but it often means patients' usual doctors will be considered out of network.
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...
The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday.
Apple Watches are becoming near-ubiquitous in healthcare and the corporate world, and health insurer Aetna is now investing heavily in the wellness promises of the device.
Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have reportedly tapped policy experts with some healthcare experience for their transition teams.
Health insurers that sell plans on the federal HealthCare.gov marketplace may not face “enforcement remedies” in 2017 if they fail to follow all of the rules around consumer complaints, the CMS said in a recent memo.