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  • Embattled Baltimore County businessman faces new federal charges

    Embattled Baltimore County businessman faces new federal charges
    A federal grand jury in Maryland has handed up a new indictment against embattled insurance company owner Jeffrey B. Cohen, adding multiple counts of obstruction of justice related to his alleged plot to kill a judge overseeing his company's liquidation....
  • State-based health exchange bill fizzles at last hour

    State-based health exchange bill fizzles at last hour
    An estimated $270 million in federal funding was left on the table when Illinois lawmakers didn't vote Wednesday on a measure to create a state-run health insurance exchange. A bill sponsored by Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, that would guarantee...
  • Hospitals Defend 'Facility Fees' At State Hearing

    HARTFORD — More and more consumers have felt the sting of hospital "facility fees" in recent years, but hospital executives said Wednesday that they need to recoup losses from the free care they provide to the uninsured and from the under-funded...
  • Consider these 8 important benefit options during Open Enrollment

    Q: What should I focus on when making decisions during open enrollment for my employee benefits for 2015? A: People tend to concentrate on health insurance decisions during open enrollment in the fall (see our Guide to Picking the Best Health Insurance...
  • Audit finds flaws, ethics concerns in Maryland's collection of insurance taxes

    Audit finds flaws, ethics concerns in Maryland's collection of insurance taxes
    The Maryland Insurance Administration has cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years by failing to properly collect taxes on insurance premiums, according to a state audit released this week. That failure is tied to the botched...
  • Illinois is broke? Let's expand government!

    Illinois is broke? Let's expand government!
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner warned on Tuesday that state government is in a much more desperate financial mess than anyone has been willing to admit. "The deficit is far worse than has been discussed," he said. We already knew it was pretty bad. Already...
  • Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well

    Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well
    Nearly four in 10 Californians say the state's health exchange isn't working well as the second open enrollment gets underway, a new survey shows. The results from the Public Policy Institute of California survey may reflect persistent service...
  • UnitedHealth Group rolls out upbeat earnings outlook

    MINNEAPOLIS The financial drag from the federal health care overhaul should lessen in the coming years, as growth continues in the Medicare and Medicaid markets, Stephen Hemsley, the chief executive at UnitedHealth Group, said during a Tuesday investors...
  • Japanese firm Otsuka to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals for $3.5 billion

    The merger wave sweeping the healthcare business caught up another Southern California company Tuesday as Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Aliso Viejo agreed to be acquired for about $3.5 billion in cash. Japanese drug giant Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.,...
  • Insurers: 9-year calm means Florida is ready for next hurricane

     Insurers: 9-year calm means Florida is ready for next hurricane
    TALLAHASSEE — For a ninth consecutive year, Florida went through the Atlantic storm season hurricane-free, a respite that has allowed the state and property insurers to rebuild from the 2004 and 2005 storm seasons. "I believe we can handle a...
  • Quiet hurricane season bolsters insurance market

    Quiet hurricane season bolsters insurance market
    For a ninth consecutive year, the Sunshine State went through the six-month Atlantic storm season hurricane-free. Eight named storms were recorded in 2014, six reached hurricane strength, and none visited Florida. Quiet is always good. Still, Florida'...