The Trump administration wants to give insurers more than a month's extension on filing rates for 2018. Insurers have said there's too much uncertainty without a replacement for the Affordable Care Act for them to decide whether to stay in the exchanges created by the healthcare reform law.
Laura Kaiser has been named president and CEO of SSM Health, effective May 1. She will succeed William Thompson, who is retiring after 37 years with St. Louis-based SSM, the past six years as chief executive.
The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistle-blower lawsuit claiming that UnitedHealth Group and affiliated health plans have been gaming the Medicare program and fraudulently collecting millions of dollars by claiming patients were sicker than they really were.
Congressional Republicans working on rewriting rules for the struggling individual insurance market might want to study five different reform proposals chosen as finalists in a national competition among actuarial professionals.
Just hours after calling off its billion-dollar merger with Aetna, Humana announced it will no longer sell health coverage on the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges starting in 2018.
Cigna Tuesday formally terminated its agreement to merge with Anthem and revealed it plans to seek more than $13 billion in stockholder restitution from Anthem in addition to the $1.85 billion breakup fee. Anthem is seeking a restraining order against Cigna.
After a year and a half-long engagement, Aetna and Humana are finally breaking up. For Aetna, it's going to be expensive.
Aetna and Humana said they have terminated their merger deal following a U.S. District Court judge's ruling against the $34 billion deal.
How these four fundamental "Cs" of healthcare will continue to be central, and perhaps even more important than ever, as the industry faces uncertainty.
GOP leaders think state high-risk pools could replace the ACA mandate that insurers cover consumers regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, citing a model in Wisconsin. But an official there recently told a House panel that high-risk pools are not a solution for every state.
Kaiser Permanente added 651,277 members after it acquired Group Health Cooperative. Kaiser, a 38-hospital system and giant health plan now boasts 11 million members and solid 2016 earnings.
More than 12.2 million people have signed up for coverage nationwide this year under the Obama-era health care law even with the uncertainty created by President Donald Trump's vow to repeal and replace it.