Health Insurance All the latest public and private health insurance news, including coverage changes, policy decisions and health care reforms. This category also contains releases regarding health insurance company structure and performance, including board appointments, stock and shareholder information, quarterly reports, mergers and acquisitions. Also included are stories about recent studies, market trends, and consumer choices.

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16:38 ET Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Members Get Paid to Shop

Imagine getting paid to shop. It sounds like a dream for some people. But for some members of the state's largest health plan, that dream is...


11:25 ET CMS Ignored Congressional Intent in Implementing New Clinical Lab Payment System Under PAMA, ACLA Charges in Suit

The government agency that runs the Medicare program failed to follow a congressional directive to implement a market-based laboratory payment...


11:01 ET JOANY Becomes Only Insurance Marketplace to Offer Every Health Plan During 2018 Open Enrollment; Is Beacon of Truth for Consumers Shopping for Healthcare

With 52 percent of consumers not satisfied with their current insurance plans and the tempest over healthcare policy reform still raging,...


10:00 ET ISM® Reports Economic Growth To Continue In 2018

Manufacturing Growth Expected in 2018 Revenue to Increase 5.1% Capital Expenditures to Increase 2.7% Capacity Utilization Currently at...


Dec 08, 2017, 10:15 ET Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends on December 15

As a mission-based health plan, CareSource is committed to offering Ohioans access to quality, affordable health care coverage. In 2018, CareSource...


Dec 08, 2017, 09:10 ET Prime Therapeutics Signs Outcomes-Based Contract with Novo Nordisk for Type 2 Diabetes Drug Victoza® (liraglutide)

As the rate of diabetes continues to escalate in the United States, health care payers are looking for solutions to help manage the cost of...


Dec 07, 2017, 19:00 ET Bardavon Health Innovations and Planned Administrators, Inc. to Launch Integrated Commercial Health and Workers' Compensation Solution

At the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev., Bardavon Health Innovations and Planned Administrators,...


Dec 07, 2017, 14:07 ET Northwell Health, Cigna approve new agreement

Northwell Health and Cigna have reached agreement to continue their more than 20-year relationship, keeping all Northwell hospitals, physicians,...


Dec 07, 2017, 13:00 ET PCMA: New CMS Data Shows PBM Tools are Restraining Prescription Drug Costs

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS)...


Dec 07, 2017, 12:44 ET CVS-Aetna could be a shot in the arm for connected care

A merger of CVS and Aetna will ratchet up competition among healthcare giants to provide better care and a better customer experience through...


Dec 07, 2017, 12:37 ET Colorado Community Health Alliance named Medicaid Regional Accountable Entity in 8 counties

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has named Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) as the Regional Accountable Entity...


Dec 07, 2017, 10:45 ET CAQH CORE Opens Phase IV Certification for Prior Authorization and Other Electronic Healthcare Transactions

Today, CAQH CORE announced the launch of Phase IV Operating Rules Certification testing. Organizations can now verify that they are following these...


Dec 07, 2017, 06:50 ET Stock Review for Health Care Plans Investors -- CVS Health, Molina Healthcare, UnitedHealth, and Humana

In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on...


Dec 06, 2017, 16:31 ET AFGE: Merger of TRICARE and Choice Program Shortchanges Veterans

The American Federation of Government Employees thanks Reps. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, Salud Carbajal and Ted Lieu of California, Collin Peterson...


Dec 06, 2017, 14:00 ET IPRO Renews NJ Medicaid Quality Improvement Contract

IPRO has obtained a four-year renewal of a contract that provides independent quality improvement services to support New Jersey's oversight of...


Dec 06, 2017, 11:47 ET College and University Employers Confront Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

For large employers everywhere, specialty drugs are the single largest driver of the alarming increases in healthcare costs. To help higher...


Dec 06, 2017, 11:45 ET Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire Awarded Five New Grants By the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is reinforcing its commitment the health and wellness of children and teens in Connecticut, thanks to $25,000 in...


Dec 06, 2017, 10:45 ET New ESIS Workers Compensation Solution Helps Streamline Claims Processes and Provides Efficiencies for Employers and Employees

ESIS®, Inc., Chubb's risk management division, announced a new workers compensation solution that is designed to help streamline the claims...


Dec 06, 2017, 10:00 ET Still Time To Sign Up For Allwell From Home State Health Plan During The 2018 Medicare Enrollment Period

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries ends this week, on December 7, 2017. Home State offers Medicare Advantage...


Dec 06, 2017, 08:30 ET Most Americans Don't Believe Fully Funded Health Care Is a Right, Policygenius Survey Finds

Almost 63% of people don't feel fully funded health care is a right of all Americans, a new Policygenius survey finds. So what do they think are...


Dec 06, 2017, 08:00 ET SCAN Health Plan Alerts Members Affected by Wildfires How to Access Benefits

SCAN Health Plan® is alerting its members in Ventura County that they can and should access the medical care, supplies and prescription drugs they...


Dec 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Health Net Federal Services Earns URAC Health Utilization Management And Case Management Accreditations

Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Health Net Federal Services, LLC, (HNFS), has earned the Health...


Dec 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Still Time To Sign Up For Allwell From MHS

The annual enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries ends this week, on December 7, 2017. Managed Health Services (MHS) offers Medicare Advantage...


Dec 06, 2017, 07:53 ET Lively and Parasail Join Forces to Help People Afford Medical Care

Parasail Health and Lively have partnered to create a solution to the personal financial risk associated with high deductible health plans (HDHPs)....


Dec 06, 2017, 07:00 ET Cogentix Medical Announces Palmetto GBA Extends Medicare Coverage on Urgent® PC

Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), announced today that Palmetto GBA, LLC, a Medicare Administrative Contractor serving approximately 4.5...