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UnitedHealth Group Inc.

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  • UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle

    The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Pharmacy benefits managers, or PBMs, help...
  • Stocks gain on encouraging signs in spending and home sales

    U.S. stock indexes are closing higher following encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of the biggest gains Monday. UnitedHealth Group jumped 2.5 percent after the nation's largest health insurer said it...
  • UnitedHealth buys pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran for $13B

    MINNEAPOLIS UnitedHealth Group Inc. is getting much bigger with a $12.8 billion deal to expand its prescription-drug benefit management business. UnitedHealth's stand-alone pharmacy-benefit management unit, OptumRx, announced Monday morning that it is...
  • Markets snap higher at midday, led by gains in energy stocks

    Stocks indexes are climbing sharply at midday following some encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales. Energy stocks and banks had some of the biggest gains Monday. UnitedHealth Group jumped 2.4 percent after the nation's largest health...
  • US stocks open higher, led by gains in energy companies

    U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies. UnitedHealth Group jumped 4 percent early Monday after the nation's largest health insurer said it would buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. The Dow Jones industrial...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • Two Hospitals Could Be Out Of Network Soon For UnitedHealthcare Customers

    Two Hospitals Could Be Out Of Network Soon For UnitedHealthcare Customers
    People who have UnitedHealthcare insurance could face more expensive, out-of-network rates at Hartford Hospital and the Hospital of Central Connecticut, or they will have to seek care elsewhere, if the health system and insurer don't resolve a contract...
  • State Reaches Preliminary Deals On Medical Plan For Government Workers

    HARTFORD — Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield, and UnitedHealth Group, will continue to administer the medical plan for state employees, retirees and their dependents under a preliminary agreement announced Friday. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo said...
  • Consumers in 2014 were happier with health plans, survey finds

    People across the country were more satisfied with their health insurance plans in 2014 than in 2013, according to a report released Monday, with Illinois residents most happy with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Blue Cross was the only Illinois...
  • Florida Blue, Florida Hospital battle over contract

    Florida Blue, Florida Hospital battle over contract
    Thousands of Central Floridians will have to scramble to find new health providers or pay out-of-network fees if Florida Blue and Florida Hospital do not come to an agreement over their contract by June 1. Florida Blue officials didn't say how many...
  • Insurers fined $280,000 for selling unapproved student plans

    Four health insurance companies have paid a combined $280,000 in fines to the Maryland Insurance Administration for selling health insurance plans to college students that did not meet state standards. Aetna Life Insurance Co., CareFirst of Maryland Inc....