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The health insurance stock boom

The health insurance stock boom

By Bob Herman  |  January 27, 2015

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.

Insurers eyeing expansion through M&A in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  January 10, 2015

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.

Insurers will be dipping their toes in takeover waters in 2015

By Bob Herman  |  January 08, 2015

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.

For big insurers, a legal blow to federal subsidies may be glancing

By Bob Herman  |  December 11, 2014

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.

Health insurers hunt for dual-eligibles

Health insurers hunt for dual-eligibles

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 26, 2014

Bad contact and demographic information for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is complicating demonstration programs intended to coordinate and improve the quality of their care, according to insurers participating in the program.

Cigna posts better-than-expected Q3

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Although Cigna Corp.'s third-quarter profit dropped from the same period in 2013, the health insurer still beat analysts' predictions on its adjusted earnings per share.

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