| 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.
| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:23 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:36 AM
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...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 2:55 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 6:40 PM
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.
| Mar 30, 2015
| 9:56 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2015
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,...