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.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, the state's dominant health insurance company, said Friday it will not sell individual plans on the insurance marketplace for 2017. However, it is not a full exit, as the insurer will keep a small presence in the off-exchange market.
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.
Burwell reportedly cited recent surveys that show enrollees are extremely satisfied with their coverage and that record numbers of people have gained insurance. She also downplayed the significance of UnitedHealthcare and Aetna pulling out of the exchanges. The meeting came just days after...
With less than four months before a new administration moves into the Oval Office, experts and stakeholders are taking stock of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law.
Despite news of reduced competition and higher premium rates, the federal government argues most consumers will be able to find marketplace coverage for $75 a month or less.
The American Hospital Association has warned the Affordable Care Act marketplaces lack stability as insurers exit and concern over drastically rising premiums continues.
More than a third of the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will have only one participating health insurer in 2017, significantly up from 4% reported this year, according to a recent analysis.
Aetna and Humana fought back against the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to their proposed $37 billion merger, saying the feds' arguments ignore the fluid nature of Medicare Advantage markets.
Not-for-profit co-ops and other small health plans have been the leading critics of risk adjustment. Now, Aetna is right behind them.
Aetna's startling withdrawal from many Affordable Care Act exchanges has accelerated the search for ways to preserve competition in those markets.