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Medicare Advantage industry sees slower growth for 2019

Medicare Advantage industry sees slower growth for 2019

Medicare Advantage insurers added 1.4 million members to their rosters for 2019, as they looked to grow membership in a market known for being politically safe and predictably lucrative. But membership is growing at slower pace than in previous years.

UnitedHealth loses appeal over underpayments

UnitedHealth loses appeal over underpayments

A federal appeals court unanimously ruled against UnitedHealth Group over the insurer withholding payments from out-of-network physicians and hospitals to compensate for previous overpayments.

Health insurers are in for a stable ratings future

Health insurers are in for a stable ratings future

Ratings agency S&P Global predicts that U.S. health insurers' credit ratings will remain stable thanks to diminished legislative uncertainty and factors ensuring growth across several lines of business.

Kaiser settles lawsuit alleging 'patient-dumping'

Kaiser settles lawsuit alleging 'patient-dumping'

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan has settled a 2014 lawsuit alleging it illegally shifted severely mentally ill patients hospitalized in Kaiser facilities from its commercial plans to public payers like Medicaid.

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