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More health insurers score rating upgrades in first half of 2018

More health insurers score rating upgrades in first half of 2018

By Shelby Livingston  |  August 22, 2018

Credit rating agency A.M. Best upgraded ratings of more health insurers in the first half of 2018 than in the same period last year, as companies reported improved operating results in ACA exchanges and continued to turn a profit in other markets.

UnitedHealthcare loses New York risk-adjustment battle

UnitedHealthcare loses New York risk-adjustment battle

By Shelby Livingston  |  August 13, 2018

UnitedHealthcare may be required to transfer millions of dollars to New York insurers that enrolled high-cost members in their plans in 2017, based on a federal judge's decision.

How states are defining essential health benefits

How states are defining essential health benefits

By Shelby Livingston  |  July 24, 2018

Alabama and Illinois are the first states to take advantage of new flexibility to define the essential health benefits that certain insurers must provide. Their approaches show how some seek to bolster their ACA markets while others weaken them.

ACA membership buoys Centene's second-quarter revenue

ACA membership buoys Centene's second-quarter revenue

By Shelby Livingston  |  July 24, 2018

Health insurer Centene Corp. grew revenue in the second quarter of 2018 by covering more members enrolled in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges and expanding its Medicaid business into new states.

Oscar Health to sell Obamacare plans in 6 new markets next year

Oscar Health to sell Obamacare plans in 6 new markets next year

By Shelby Livingston  |  June 21, 2018

New York-based Oscar is bringing its narrow-network exchange plans to Florida, Arizona and Michigan, as well as new metro areas in three states where it already offers insurance, including Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Health insurers seek big rate hikes for 2019

Health insurers seek big rate hikes for 2019

By Shelby Livingston  |  May 07, 2018

Insurers in Maryland and Virginia are requesting double-digit rate hikes for 2019 individual coverage, providing an early glimpse of what other insurance companies may be planning across the country.

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