| May 20, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Opportunity is at the door for young comedians with a flare for the knock-knock joke, as the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation accepts joke submissions for a book of children's jokes and riddles to be published in October.
Children ages 17 and...
| May 15, 2015
| 4:05 PM
The state's largest health insurer has asked Maryland regulators to let it increase premiums by as much as 30.4 percent on average for policies that take effect next year.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said the rate increases on its PPO and HMO plans...
| May 15, 2015
| 4:49 PM
A financial analyst who covers Aetna said this week that the health insurer is poised for a large acquisition and that Humana or Cigna are likely targets.
None of the companies would talk about the matter Friday, and the report was strictly one analyst's...
| May 10, 2015
| 5:04 AM
The job market hasn't healed in Connecticut yet, but you wouldn't know it from how recruiters are searching among this year's college seniors.
"Our spring career fair, we had twice as many employers as last year. We actually had a waitlist," said Jim...
| May 6, 2015
| 9:09 AM
After a standoff in negotiations, Florida Hospital and Florida Blue have reached a verbal agreement on a new, multi-year contract.
Florida Blue's contract was set to expire on May 31, potentially sending thousands of Central Floridians to scramble to...
| May 4, 2015
| 11:05 AM
UnitedHealth Group has agreed to spend $11.5 million to settle lawsuits brought by state medical societies and individual doctors over how the insurer pays and codes claims, the Connecticut State Medical Society announced Monday.
| Apr 28, 2015
| 8:12 PM
There's money for sick children being left on the table in Maryland, as much as $10,000 per eligible child. That's the message the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation would like to send to families about its medical grant program, according to...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 2:40 PM
Federal agents have seized $109 million in cash and securities during an ongoing investigation of the businesses and individuals behind the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign for weight-loss surgery — and lawyers are fighting to get it back.
| Apr 22, 2015
| 11:53 AM
California's insurance commissioner criticized healthcare giant Anthem Blue Cross for imposing an "excessive" rate increase on nearly 170,000 customers statewide.
Dave Jones said Wednesday that Anthem had failed to justify its 9% average rate hike...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 2:28 PM
The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, beat analysts' expectations with first-quarter earnings driven by growth in its Medicaid and Medicare customer base and stronger revenue from its Optum subsidiary.
The company reported quarterly...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 8:12 PM
HARTFORD — A contract battle between UnitedHealthcare and the parent company of Hartford Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut concluded after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, less than two hours before the existing agreement expired.