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  • Insurers gain rate approvals for health exchange

    Insurers gain rate approvals for health exchange
    The dominant carrier on Maryland's health exchange, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, will raise premiums beginning in January, though not nearly as much as the company wanted, state regulators announced Friday. CareFirst won approval to raise rates as...
  • Illinois exchange on 3 additional insurers' radar for 2015

    Illinois exchange on 3 additional insurers' radar for 2015
    Three new insurers plan to offer policies on the Illinois health insurance exchange in the second year of the Affordable Care Act, including one that counts hospitals as financial partners. Centene Corp., under its IlliniCare Health banner, plans to...
  • Do Public Hearings Influence What Health Insurance Costs?

    A Fairfield County couple traveled to Hartford in June to urge regulators not to let Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield raise rates on close to 66,200 health insurance policies, including their son's. It was the first public hearing in nearly four years...
  • Problem Solver: Transplant billing upsets patient

    Problem Solver: Transplant billing upsets patient
    When his insurance company told him it would not pay for his stem cell transplant, Peter Mossuto did not hesitate. He contacted Northwestern Memorial Hospital and said he would pay for it himself. The hospital required a $125,000 deposit, so Mossuto...
  • Health plans shrinking choice of providers

    When it comes to health insurance, a growing number of patients are confronting a trade-off. An insurer cannot drop you or charge higher premiums if you get sick. That's good news. But in return, you're likely to find that available health plans impose...
  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs
    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • CT Insurance Regulators Deny Rate Hikes

    The Connecticut Insurance Department on Tuesday struck down rate hikes proposed by several health insurers for 2015. The decisions affect individual and small-group health plans sold to customers on and off the public health exchange created by the...
  • A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. On May 29, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback passionately defended his economic policies in a speech to conservatives at the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington. "Day one, when I entered office, I was handed a projection that if we...
  • Blumenthal, DeLauro Introduce Medicare Advantage Bill

    New legislation submitted by two Connecticut members of Congress would require health insurers to finalize their physician networks for Medicare Advantage plans 60 days before the autumn enrollment begins. The goal of the Medicare Advantage Participant...
  • UnitedHealth Group sues California over fine

    Setting up a major legal fight, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued California's insurance commissioner to block his attempt to fine the insurer $173.6 million for violations during a botched 2005 acquisition. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Orange County...
  • UnitedHealth Group Reports Second Quarter Growth

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, on Thursday reported financial growth driven by its expansion of medical benefits sold to state and federal governments, Medicare-related products, and its international health care business. Net...