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Medical liability premiums flat as California battles over caps

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 30, 2014

A TV political ad opposing Proposition 46 in California opens with black silhouettes of plaintiff lawyers shaking hands. In a later frame, a worried older woman opens a medical bill. A doctor in an empty hallway shakes his head. But liability premiums haven't been very scary.

EEOC sues Honeywell over wellness program

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 30, 2014

Honeywell International's wellness program has crossed the line from helping employees to hurting them, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the company in federal court Monday.

Insurers steal a beat from Apple, open retail branding stores

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Health insurers increasingly are building and staffing bricks-and-mortar retail centers to potentially expand their membership base and, most importantly for now, enhance their brand image with the public.

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.

Kaiser names new president of Georgia health plan

Kaiser names new president of Georgia health plan

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Kaiser Permanente, headquartered in Oakland, Calif., has appointed Julie Miller-Phipps president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, effective Nov. 3.

Podcast Q&A: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Medicaid, reform

Podcast Q&A: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Medicaid, reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear discusses how Medicaid expansion has affected local hospitals, what Democrats need to do to improve public perceptions about the healthcare law and the potential impact of Republicans winning control of the U.S. Senate.

Universal American sees gains from ACOs, finally

By Melanie Evans  |  October 29, 2014

Universal American, a publicly traded health insurance company that operates more than two dozen Medicare accountable care organizations, Wednesday reported its first quarterly revenue and profit from the business after nearly three years and an investment of more than $82 million in it.

Federal judge blocks new HHS workaround for birth-control coverage

Federal judge blocks new HHS workaround for birth-control coverage

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 29, 2014

A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday jumped into the latest round in the legal wrangling over a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision involving birth-control coverage and how it applies to religious institutions.

HHS contraceptive workaround isn't making either side happy

HHS contraceptive workaround isn't making either side happy

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 28, 2014

The controversy about how to provide contraception coverage to women employed by companies that hold religious objections to such coverage was evident in comments filed regarding a proposed HHS workaround that encompassed rules for such companies and for religious organizations. The comment period...

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