| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Consumers who buy certain policies from UnitedHealthcare through the Maryland health exchange will not be able to use Johns Hopkins physicians or hospitals, the health system and insurer said Thursday.
Hopkins, one of the biggest systems in the state,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:13 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Open enrollment for 2015 medical coverage starts Saturday on Connecticut's public health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, with the goal of driving down the state's uninsured rate below the current 4 percent.
It's the second...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The Hartford and Munich Re received high praise in a report released Wednesday ranking the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on their response to increasing climate risks.
Last year, insurance regulators in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The cost of providing pharmacy benefits to state workers, retirees and their families increased from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2014, but state Comptroller Kevin Lembo said in a statement Friday it could have been worse.
The state spent $345 million to...
| Oct 11, 2014
Virginia employers, particularly small businesses, could have more flexibility in how they offer health insurance and other benefits to workers with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's launch of a private exchange.
The exchange, called the Virginia...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Some small businesses in Maryland will see a small drop in health insurance premiums next year, while others will pay as much as 11 percent more to cover their workers, according to rates released by state regulators Friday.
The rates, which go into...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Connecticut Insurance Department this week modified rates proposed by health insurers for coverage in 2015, including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare.
These are the latest of many rate filings that began as early as the summer. Each filing is for a...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs these days. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:27 PM
A federal criminal trial got underway Tuesday against a member of the Omidi family whose sons were behind the controversial and now-defunct 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign.
On trial is Cindy Omidi, 65, who is accused of violating federal anti-money...
| Aug 7, 2014
It's hard to get a grasp on Pennsylvania's Obamacare marketplace for the upcoming year, but one big health insurer that skipped the marketplace in 2014 is planning on participating in 2015. UnitedHealthcare, an operating division of UnitedHealth Group,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Major health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has asked the state to let it increase its rates in the individual marketplace by as much as 30 percent on average next year, but two competitors want to lower what they charge people who don't get...