Health insurers rallied Friday to ease investor and customer concerns about the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges a day after the nation's biggest insurer questioned its future in that still-developing market.
Even if UnitedHealth Group does bail, it's by no means certain that other insurers—many of which are more heavily invested in the exchanges—would immediately follow. And some analysts say UnitedHealth's announcement was mostly about putting pressure on the Obama administration.
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The CMS is creating a separate star-rating system for health plans participating in an Obama administration experiment that is intended to better manage benefits and care for low-income and disabled Americans.
During the 2016 open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans, exchange shoppers generally will see premium increases, though they vary sharply by plan and by market.
Cigna Corp. and Humana, both in the process of being swallowed up by larger competitors, each reported higher third-quarter earnings Friday. However, they also grappled with more expensive medical claims.
Experts say healthcare marketers need to pay more attention to the LGBT market, which has significant purchasing power. They say there are cost-effective ways to reach out to that market, including the use of marketing materials that include LGBT people along with other diverse groups.
Aetna lost 169,000 total members quarter over quarter and announced it would pull out of two individual exchange states. But Wall Street cheered the health insurer's report due to the company's moderate medical costs and long-term strategy.
Aetna joined a growing list of health insurers topping Wall Street's quarterly profit expectations, and it did so despite higher taxes and a number of acquisitions.
Anthem reported a 4% increase in third-quarter profit and beat Wall Street forecasts as the number of people the health insurer covers edged slightly higher.
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The merger between Aetna and Humana moved one step closer to the finish line Monday as shareholders from both companies voted to approve the deal. Shareholders gave their overwhelming approval to the transaction with 99% of the votes in Connecticut and New York cast in favor of the deal.