| May 29, 2015
| 7:32 PM
With Medicaid enrollment growing nationally and in Pennsylvania, the federal government is proposing new oversight of privately administered Medicaid plans, tightening profit guidelines for insurers and keeping a closer eye on doctor availability for...
| May 29, 2015
| 12:05 PM
Most people heading into retirement know life after work isn't all shuffleboard on the lido deck.
There can be serious money and health care concerns, not to mention worries about boredom and relationship conflict with all that newfound free time....
| May 24, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Let's say it's a Saturday night and you've developed a rash, or you're on vacation in another state and you've started feeling ill. Depending on your health plan, you might be able to get help by opening a computer or turning on your smartphone.
| May 20, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Opportunity is at the door for young comedians with a flare for the knock-knock joke, as the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation accepts joke submissions for a book of children's jokes and riddles to be published in October.
Children ages 17 and...
| May 16, 2015
| 5:57 AM
There's more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama's health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers.
As Alice in Wonderland might say, a curious tax just got curiouser. The burden to states could mount...
| May 15, 2015
| 4:05 PM
The state's largest health insurer has asked Maryland regulators to let it increase premiums by as much as 30.4 percent on average for policies that take effect next year.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said the rate increases on its PPO and HMO plans...
| May 15, 2015
| 4:49 PM
A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets.
None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
| May 10, 2015
| 5:04 AM
The job market hasn't healed in Connecticut yet, but you wouldn't know it from how recruiters are searching among this year's college seniors.
"Our spring career fair, we had twice as many employers as last year. We actually had a waitlist," said Jim...
| May 6, 2015
| 9:09 AM
After a standoff in negotiations, Florida Hospital and Florida Blue have reached a verbal agreement on a new, multi-year contract.
Florida Blue's contract was set to expire on May 31, potentially sending thousands of Central Floridians to scramble to...
| May 4, 2015
| 11:05 AM
UnitedHealth Group has agreed to spend $11.5 million to settle lawsuits brought by state medical societies and individual doctors over how the insurer pays and codes claims, the Connecticut State Medical Society announced Monday.
| Apr 30, 2015
| 4:56 AM
Cigna became the latest health insurance provider to beat earnings expectations and raise its 2015 forecast when it announced Thursday that first-quarter earnings had edged up to $533 million.
The Bloomfield, Connecticut, company said it now expects...