| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Here's how the nation's largest health insurance company aided and abetted what it says was a $43-million healthcare fraud.
In a lawsuit filed recently in federal court in Los Angeles, UnitedHealth Group says it paid out the $43 million to an...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The nation's largest health insurance company has accused the brothers behind the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign of defrauding the insurer of more than $40 million by operating a complex weight-loss surgery billing scheme.
UnitedHealth Group Inc....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 11:10 AM
(Reuters) - The number of insurers offering individual health plans on the Obamacare exchanges will increase about 25 percent in 2015 and that should keep down prices, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday in a report.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:40 PM
(Reuters) - Elderly Americans have enrolled in privately managed Medicare health plans in record numbers even as average premiums continue to rise, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Thursday.
The agency said the average...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:40 PM
BOSTON (Reuters) - New competition between health insurers offering so-called Obamacare plans in 2015 is having an impact on the pricing of such coverage, based on a first look at proposed insurance premiums, the head of Humana Inc said on Wednesday.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Mary Klinefelter's long, confusing and mind-numbingly frustrating battle with Golden Rule Insurance continues, with the Orland Park resident chipping away at her almost year-old medical bill.
Klinefelter, featured in the Aug. 28 column, had a routine...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:35 PM
All Bart Yates wanted was a repair estimate from Hertz for the car he rented in Germany.
The Prospect Heights resident, featured in Thursday's column, had been trying to obtain the document since May, when a rock hit the windshield of his rental while...
| Aug 7, 2014
It's hard to get a grasp on Pennsylvania's Obamacare marketplace for the upcoming year, but one big health insurer that skipped the marketplace in 2014 is planning on participating in 2015. UnitedHealthcare, an operating division of UnitedHealth Group,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Mary Klinefelter's Golden Rule Insurance Co. health plan said it would pay 100 percent of the costs associated with routine physical exams.
Just to be sure, the Orland Park resident called Golden Rule on Oct. 1 and asked what constituted a "routine...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:36 AM
Some of the best-known technology investors are looking beyond their tried-and-true Internet plays to bet on healthcare data as the next growth market.
Venture capital firms and portfolio managers of large mutual funds are among those investing in...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Rollins College is launching its new Center for Health Innovation with a free lecture from Dr. Adewale Troutman on Sept. 8 at the Archibald Granville Bush Science Center on the Rollins Campus.
The forum will be the debut of a series of public events for...