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Why can't insurers publish accurate provider directories?

By Darius Tahir  |  December 13, 2014

As insurers face growing criticism for giving consumers inaccurate information about their provider networks, some experts are asking whether it's really that hard to maintain an accurate provider directory.

Harvard Pilgrim CEO talks about narrrow networks and reform

Harvard Pilgrim CEO talks about narrrow networks and reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses his organization's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts.

Reform Update: Partisan standoff looms over crucial risk-corridor payments

Reform Update: Partisan standoff looms over crucial risk-corridor payments

By Paul Demko  |  October 24, 2014

A big fight could be brewing over Obamacare's risk-corridor program. Insurers are relying on the program to protect them from major losses if their exchange customers end up being sicker and more costly than anticipated. But Republicans—most notably Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a likely 2016...

New hepatitis C drug costs nearly $100,000

By Paul Demko  |  October 11, 2014

A second potential blockbuster drug from Gilead Sciences to treat hepatitis C has been approved by the FDA. But at a cost of nearly $100,000 for a full course of treatment, it is certain to spark further debate over the pricing of specialty drugs.

Hostile ballot initiatives confront health insurers

By Bob Herman  |  October 11, 2014

Insurance industry officials will gather in Washington this week to discuss the biggest political, legal, legislative and regulatory issues their companies face at the local level.

Consumers using, but confused about, health savings accounts, surveys find

Consumers using, but confused about, health savings accounts, surveys find

By Rachel Landen  |  July 10, 2014

Nearly 17.4 million Americans participate in health savings account-eligible insurance plans, a decade after Congress authorized the creation of health savings accounts, according to results of a census released this week by industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans.

Insurers urge subsidies for catastrophic plans

Insurers urge subsidies for catastrophic plans

By Rachel Landen  |  June 11, 2014

Insurers are pushing the government to provide financial assistance to people buying what are commonly referred to as catastrophic health plans.

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