Premera Blue Cross failed to adequately protect its customers' personal information and notify them of a recent data breach in a timely manner, according to the latest class-action lawsuit filed Thursday against the insurer in federal court in Seattle.
Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.
Several years ago, Montefiore Health System in the Bronx was behind the curve when it came to health benefits costs for employees. So Montefiore implemented disease- and care-management programs to improve the health of employees before illnesses became more serious, and more expensive, problems.
Physician practices have largely not been overwhelmed since the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate went into effect last year, contrary to concerns raised by ACA critics.
Aetna has changed how HIV drugs are listed within health plans sold on the exchanges after consumer groups criticized the health insurer's policy as discriminatory.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told lawmakers Monday that the justices shouldn't take congressional gridlock into account when making decisions, a statement some think might mean he will side with the challengers in King v. Burwell.