| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:54 PM
In unusually blunt terms, the chief executive of Anthem Inc. told investors recently that his company and the health insurance industry rank last in customer service.
That was before the insurance giant disclosed a massive data breach last week...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:30 PM
People enrolling in traditional Medicare should buy a supplemental insurance policy to cover the substantial gaps left by deductibles and co-payments, according to consumer advocates. But choosing a private Medigap plan can be daunting.
That's what Joyce...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:09 PM
Several months ago, I bumped into a longtime patient of mine at the delicatessen counter of my local supermarket. He said, "Well doc, I guess you won't be our doctor anymore."
This caught me off guard — I had taken care of him and his wife for...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Buried in debt, Centinela hospital of Inglewood was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2007. It had lost $50 million in four years, and local officials worried that it might close — following the path of several other South Los Angeles hospitals.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:30 AM
You should never underestimate the power of cash dividends. In that spirit, we sought to identify the best dividend stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average. Our analysis focused on two features: a strong track record of dividend increases, plus a...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:38 AM
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, on Wednesday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenue growth driven largely by Medicaid and Medicare customers.
The company reported earnings of $1.51 billion, or $1.55 per diluted...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Healthcare.gov is open for window shopping.
Though open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act doesn't begin officially until Saturday, those who plan on obtaining insurance through the public exchanges can start to browse plans starting today at...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a legal challenge to a key part of the Obamacare health law which, if successful, would deprive millions of Americans of tax-credit subsidies to help them afford health insurance coverage.
In a one-sentence...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:12 PM
So far during Obamacare open enrollment, Land of Lincoln Health has signed up 27,500 Illinoisans for coverage, the company said Wednesday, a marked increase over last year.
Other insurance companies, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:55 PM
California's Obamacare exchange rejected a bid from the nation's largest health insurer to start selling coverage statewide next year.
The Covered California board adopted new rules Thursday that sharply limit where industry giant UnitedHealth Group...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:36 AM
Two years after spurning the state, insurance giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. wants to sell Obamacare coverage in California’s exchange for 2016.
The turnabout comes as the nation’s largest health insurer is expanding into Obamacare policies...