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  • CalPERS approves 7.2% increase in HMO rates as drug costs climb

    CalPERS approves 7.2% increase in HMO rates as drug costs climb
    One of the nation's biggest healthcare buyers, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said its HMO premiums are rising by 7.2% next year as pharmacy costs climb. Rates for PPO, or preferred provider organization, plans are going up even...
  • As Boomers Age, Health Insurers Look To Adjust

    As Boomers Age, Health Insurers Look To Adjust
    Baby boomers appear poised to leave their mark on yet another institution — the insurance industry — as they age into Medicare eligibility. The roughly 75 million boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are driving demand for Medicare Advantage,...
  • Anthem, other health insurers are eyeing consolidation

    Anthem, other health insurers are eyeing consolidation
    Another consolidation wave may be coming to the health insurance industry with Anthem Inc. playing a major role. Analysts have pegged Anthem as one of three potential bidders for Humana Inc., which is prized for its big presence in the Medicare...
  • UnitedHealth stock rises on report of Aetna bid

    MINNEAPOLIS UnitedHealth Group declined Tuesday to address acquisition rumors that sent the company's stock up 2 percent in midday trading. Citing unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal reported late Monday that Minnesota's for-profit insurance giant...
  • Health insurance giants are in a frenzied search for merger partners

    Health insurance giants are in a frenzied search for merger partners
    The nation's biggest health insurers are speed-dating one another, searching for a partner worthy of a multibillion-dollar merger. Anthem Inc. and other industry giants are flush with cash and eager to swallow up competitors as they increasingly vie for...
  • Loss of health care subsidies would impact South more than anywhere else

    WASHINGTON Terry Brewster's years of construction work have begun to take their toll on his 5-foot-4-inch, 118-pound body. A torn rotator cuff that requires surgery and nagging rheumatoid arthritis have left Brewster, 56, of Little River, S.C., in near-...
  • Some steep increases in health premiums expected in Illinois in 2016

    Some steep increases in health premiums expected in Illinois in 2016
    Health insurance premiums could rise more than 30 percent next year for some people in Illinois who have bought individual plans, a hefty increase that insurers say is driven by the costs of members' medical bills. The largest average rate increases...
  • Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

    Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation's largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care. Walgreens said Wednesday that it will...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Why Americans are getting new credit cards A big change is happening inside your wallet. U.S. banks, tired of spending billions each year to pay back fleeced consumers, are in the process of replacing tens of millions of old magnetic strip credit...
  • Harvard Pilgrim Grows CT Customer Base, Clinical Network In First Year

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care started selling insurance to businesses in Connecticut in July 2014 and has been growing its customer base in a competitive market while it expands its network of doctors. Not quite a year later, the company has almost 10,...
  • More Hospital Groups Critique State Budget, Warn Of Consequences

    The state's hospital association and a second major hospital group on Wednesday joined Hartford HealthCare in warning that the new state budget, if left unchanged, will hurt health care in Connecticut. It's a bleak forecast: fewer hospital workers,...