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Molina Healthcare's stock rises on rosy second quarter

Molina Healthcare's stock rises on rosy second quarter

By Bob Herman  |  July 31, 2015

Second-quarter earnings at Molina Healthcare were five times higher than the same period last year. The managed-care insurer based in Long Beach, Calif., is almost exclusively focused on Medicaid populations.

Cigna beats forecast with profitable second quarter

By Bob Herman  |  July 30, 2015

Lower medical costs and more revenue from employer- and government-based health plans led to higher second-quarter profits for Cigna Corp., the Bloomfield, Conn.-based company reported Thursday.

Anthem grows Q2 profitability, preps for Cigna takeover

By Bob Herman  |  July 29, 2015

Low medical costs and growth in Medicaid membership raised the second-quarter bottom line at Anthem. Now, the Indianapolis-based health insurer will turn its focus on getting approval for its $54.2 billion takeover of rival Cigna Corp.

Assurant Health faces costs, fines as it shuts down

By Bob Herman  |  July 29, 2015

Assurant Health absorbed a $124 million net loss in the second quarter this year as the financially troubled health insurer continues to wind down its operations. It had to settle a complaint in Montana that it illegally charged sicker enrollees more than healthier ones.

Wheaton College ends student health plans over birth control

By Associated Press  |  July 29, 2015

Wheaton College in suburban Chicago will stop offering health insurance plans to students beginning Friday in an effort to avoid providing birth control coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Humana's high medical costs tarnish 2015 outlook

By Bob Herman  |  July 29, 2015

Health insurer Humana, which is being acquired by competitor Aetna, posted a year-over-year increase in its second-quarter profit. But that did little to suppress investor disappointment, as hospital and medical claims were again higher than expected.

Centene's finances boom as it works toward Health Net takeover

By Bob Herman  |  July 28, 2015

Profit and revenue at Centene Corp. rapidly ascended in the second quarter, a trend that has defined the St. Louis-based health insurer for the past two years. The company's pending acquisition of Health Net has it primed for even larger growth.

Covered California holds line on rates

Covered California holds line on rates

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 27, 2015

Covered California enrollees will see premiums increase 4% in 2016, exchange officials said Monday. The increase is actually slightly less than the 4.2% jump consumers experienced between 2014 and 2015.

Anthem-Cigna merger poses promise and perils

Anthem-Cigna merger poses promise and perils

By Bob Herman  |  July 25, 2015

Anthem's announced $54.2 billion takeover of Cigna Corp. last week is the latest and largest sign of health insurers' lust for scale. But at the heart of the merger momentum is their desire to expand their government business, particularly in the lucrative Medicare Advantage market.

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