Aetna's proposed $37 billion offer for Humana is about building strength and scale in the government insurance business, but some investors are nervous about whether the parties can deliver on expectations.
Aetna has signed a nearly $35 billion deal to buy rival Humana, which would dramatically expand its Medicare Advantage business.
Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal healthcare overhaul.
The CMS has revealed reimbursement amounts to compensate health plans as part of the ACA's reinsurance program and some plans may be sorely disappointed.
The health insurance industry is on the verge of large-scale consolidation as its leaders seek to drive down costs, increase negotiating leverage and boost profits. But that could spur more consolidation among providers to counter the greater bargaining power of a smaller number of big insurers.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies in all states was a huge relief to health insurers, potentially encouraging them to step up their participation in the individual exchange market. Now attention turns to tension between insurers and regulators...
The titans of the health insurance industry are locked in a dance of buying and selling. Hospitals, physicians, employers and consumers could experience financial repercussions if any big deals are concluded.
Tufts Health Plan, a Watertown, Mass.-based health insurer with more than 1 million members, announced last week that it will pay all its employees at least $15 an hour, retroactive to May 24. That's $6 an hour above Massachusetts' minimum wage.
An Affordable Care Act provision intended to protect health insurers from excessive medical costs received a boost from the CMS late Wednesday, a move that will directly help the finances of insurers that have enrolled sicker members.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., learned how high-deductible health plans change patient behavior when FedEx Corp. moved its 400,000 U.S. employees and dependents into the plans in January 2014.
With Humana silent on a rumored merger, leaders of the largest publicly traded health insurance companies offered no clues at an investor conference last week about whether they are bidding.
With Humana seemingly in limbo over a rumored merger, executives of the largest for-profit health insurers didn't tip their hands over whether they were potential suitors Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference.