If UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter earnings report on April 16 is a harbinger, other publicly traded health insurers will soon be popping their own Champagne corks.
Total compensation for some of the highest-paid CEOs in the healthcare industry increased faster than their companies' profits last year, a Modern Healthcare analysis of the first firms to report executive pay found.
Private-equity firms traditionally have invested in medical groups that offer high-reimbursement potential, such as dermatology and dentistry. Now, equity firms are also scouting for primary-care practices that are ahead of the curve in value-based care.
Two health insurers already operating in Iowa have indicated they will bid on Iowa's new proposal to outsource its $4.2 billion Medicaid program to managed-care companies. It's the latest state move to privatize the health insurance program for low-income Americans.
Investors in health insurance companies will surely celebrate the upcoming five-year anniversary of Obamacare, a law that aggressively restricts how insurers do business but nevertheless brought them huge gains in the stock market.
The health insurance sector saw two takeover deals Monday, both of which aim to add expertise in care coordination and population-health management.
The 2015 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco got off to a feverish start Monday. Here are some quick observations and news tidbits.
Health insurance merger and acquisition activity, quiet for the past two years, may pick up in 2015 as insurers become comfortable with reform's operating rules and hunger for expansion in the lucrative Medicare and Medicaid markets, industry observers say.
The health insurance merger and acquisition scene has been noticeably quiet for the past two years. But consensus is building among industry observers that activity should pick up in 2015 as insurers become more comfortable with healthcare reform’s new operating environment.
Stocks at publicly traded health insurers, which skyrocketed in 2014, should remain strong market performers this year, despite the overall market's early setbacks this week, analysts predict.
Centene Corp. has bought corporate wellness company LiveHealthier, a move that will diversify the health insurer beyond its managed Medicaid core.
Publicly traded insurers may not feel too much financial pain in the short term if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare premium subsidies offered through the federal exchange and Congress doesn't act to restore the financial assistance, analysts say.