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  • Family in GET-THIN probe fights for $109 million in seized funds

    Family in GET-THIN probe fights for $109 million in seized funds
    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. An attorney...
  • Anthem rate hike excessive for 170,000, regulator says

    Anthem rate hike excessive for 170,000, regulator says
    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...
  • UnitedHealth Group Earnings Beat Analysts' Expectations

    UnitedHealth Group Earnings Beat Analysts' Expectations
    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...
  • Hospitals, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

    Hospitals, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement
    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. The...
  • Head of Anthem Blue Cross in California is leaving

    Head of Anthem Blue Cross in California is leaving
    The leader of Anthem Blue Cross in California, the state's largest for-profit health insurer, is leaving for another job. Mark Morgan, 48, president of the company's California business since 2013, will depart April 24. Pam Kehaly, his predecessor...
  • Thousands Could Face Higher Rates Wednesday If Hartford HealthCare, Insurer Talks Fail

    Thousands Could Face Higher Rates Wednesday If Hartford HealthCare, Insurer Talks Fail
    Thousands of UnitedHealthcare customers will have to pay higher, out-of-network rates starting Wednesday at Hartford Hospital and the Hospital of Central Connecticut, or they will have to seek care elsewhere, if the health insurer and the health system...
  • Accretive CEO to seek relisting as it rebuilds

    Accretive CEO to seek relisting as it rebuilds
    Accretive Health aims to take a symbolic step in the coming months toward regaining the trust of clients and the public, freeing it up, CEO Emad Rizk says, to grow in a sector that's expected to boom in coming years. That step — relisting on a...
  • How the nation's largest health insurer is fighting high drug prices

    How the nation's largest health insurer is fighting high drug prices
    You don't have to look far these days to find stories about the rising costs of prescription drugs. By one count, drug spending jumped 13 percent last year, the highest annual increase in more than a decade. And health insurers have spent the better...
  • UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal

     UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal
    UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest health insurer in the United States, agreed to spend more than $12 billion to buy an Illinois pharmacy benefits management firm, saying it is seeking to control the rising costs of prescription drugs. UnitedHealth...
  • 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...
  • 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,...