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.
Two health insurance startups that are ditching high-deductible plans in favor of straightforward copays illustrate a growing sentiment that having patients pay more out of pocket won't tame rising healthcare costs and could harm patients' health.
Seven healthcare industry and advocacy groups sued the Trump administration to block a rule expanding the availability of short-term plans lasting up to a year that don't comply with Affordable Care Act consumer protection rules.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that gives state officials more authority over proposed mergers of health plan offerings in the state.
The deal, first announced in late May, boosts WellCare's Medicaid membership in Illinois and Michigan and gives it a foundation to build its internal pharmacy management capabilities, which could help the insurer save on prescription drug costs.
A patient bill of rights almost made it into law two decades ago.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has approved a plan to contract with St. Louis-based Express Scripts for its retail commercial business in Michigan. The contract is effective Jan. 1.
Credit rating agency A.M. Best upgraded ratings of more health insurers in the first half of 2018 than in the same period last year, as companies reported improved operating results in ACA exchanges and continued to turn a profit in other markets.
Healthcare sharing ministries are exactly what they sound like—plans that gather the resources of a group of people with common religious beliefs. And they've been growing at a rapid pace.
Three chambers of commerce in Nevada will be among the first small-business groups in the country to offer an association health plan, taking advantage of a new Trump administration rule to sidestep Affordable Care Act rules and offer cheaper plans.
A $375 million investment from Google's parent company, Alphabet, will help Oscar Health launch Medicare Advantage plans and deepen its presence in the individual and small-business markets.
Healthcare consultants question whether health systems have the data analytics skills necessary to lower the cost of care and improve outcomes through direct contracts with large employers.