California regulators approved the $69 billion CVS-Aetna merger with conditions. CVS leadership recently said the deal was on track to close by Thanksgiving.
An Oklahoma jury told Aetna to pay $25.5 million to a patient's estate after the insurer denied her a certain cancer treatment.
Low medical costs and commercial customer growth helped boost Cigna Corp.'s bottom line in the third quarter of 2018.
Health plan design principles issued by a multistakeholder group that includes Aetna and the Cleveland Clinic stress the need for engaging consumers to improve health outcomes but don't address the growing use of high deductibles.
Health insurer Aetna recorded higher revenue and net income in the third quarter of 2018 after adding more Medicare Advantage members.
WellCare Health Plans posted higher revenue and added more members in the third quarter of 2018 after closing a deal to buy for-profit insurer Meridian Health Plan last month.
Starting Jan. 1, the Ochsner Accountable Care Plan aims to provide more cost-effective, higher-quality care to around 6,600 Walmart and Sam's Club associates.
The average star-ratings performance of stand-alone Part D plans, which are managed by pharmacy benefit management companies and health insurers, has bobbled up and down for years. Part D plans fared worse in 2019 than they have in the last five years.
UnitedHealth Group represents up to a quarter of Envision Healthcare's annual commercial revenue. That means the heat is on for Envision to keep the health insurance giant in network, even as it threatens to take the provider out of network.
The Small Business Association of Michigan and MichBusiness have created TranscendAHP, a federally enabled association health plan, and are working with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to offer 10 different large group plans.
Some business associations and insurers are launching a cheaper type of health plan now permitted by the Trump administration, while others are holding back due to big regulatory and legal uncertainties about the future of these products.
On Jan. 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to roll out a new virtual well-being program to complement its online wellness and health education programs.