Health insurance premiums on New York's state-run exchange will go up by an average of 7.1% next year. But rates differ greatly by payer, plan type and region, highlighting the difficulties of relying on crude averages.
Aetna raised its earnings outlook yet again after the health insurance behemoth posted second-quarter earnings that blew away expectations.
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.
As the Affordable Care Act increased access to subsidized health plans last year, fewer adults went uninsured but disparities persisted in their access to insurance and medical care.
Employers and health insurance companies showed a visible appetite for private health exchanges at a conference Thursday, building on executives' desires nationwide to keep the growth of healthcare costs manageable.
In what must have been a terrible disappointment for Obamacare bashers on the presidential campaign trail, the early returns from California suggest the rate increases next year in the individual and small-group health insurance market will be modest. The news comes with a caveat: Everything may...