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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08:30 ETExpress Scripts Subsidiary Expands Services to Healthcare Providers, Adding 100 Jobs in St. Louis

eviCore healthcare, a subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX), is adding 100 jobs in St. Louis as part of expanding its services ...


08:00 ETBright Health to enter Ohio Medicare Advantage Market in Exclusive Partnership with Mercy Health

Today, Bright Health announced its plan to offer Medicare Advantage plans in Cincinnati, Springfield, Youngstown and Toledo, making Ohio the newest...


06:00 ETCentivo, a New Type of Health Plan, Raises $34 Million in Series A Funding

Centivo, a new type of self-funded health plan, has raised $34 million in Series A funding. The capital will be deployed to build the company's...


Jul 17, 2018, 16:21 ETDerek Bridges Hired as President of BML and President of Channel Management for ValueHealth

Today ValueHealth CEO Carl King announced the hiring of Derek Bridges as President of Benefit Management. Mr. Bridges will replace outgoing Benefit...


Jul 17, 2018, 12:29 ETPhysician Groups Take Legal Action Against Anthem's Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) today filed suit against Anthem's Blue Cross Blue...


Jul 17, 2018, 11:14 ETNational LTC Pharmacy Group to HHS: Eliminate All POS and Post-POS Fees, Charges, Adjustments Paid by Pharmacies to PDPs/PBMs

In response to the Trump Administration's initiative seeking comprehensive stakeholder ideas and input to address soaring consumer drug prices and...


Jul 17, 2018, 09:00 ETOncology Analytics Earns NCQA Utilization Management Accreditation

Oncology Analytics, which provides health plans with an evidence-based, technology driven approach to utilization management that is purpose-built...


Jul 17, 2018, 07:53 ETMutual of Omaha and Lumeris Announce New Medicare Advantage Plan for Cincinnati-Area Seniors

Mutual of Omaha and Lumeris, the industry leader in value-based care, today announced they will launch new Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to deliver...


Jul 16, 2018, 13:47 ETPatient Advocate Foundation Receives Grant to Advance Cost of Care Conversations between Patients and Health Care Providers

Patients and their families facing serious illnesses or debilitating injuries often suffer from the financial impact of their conditions, but too...


Jul 16, 2018, 13:36 ETBiopharmaceutical Industry Takes Bold New Policy Position on How Payments Should Work in Supply Chain

Demonstrating its commitment to changing the status quo, the biopharmaceutical industry today announced a bold new policy position on how payments...


Jul 16, 2018, 11:00 ETL.A. Care Launches Ambitious Initiative to Address Looming Physician Shortage

L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, announced it has committed up to $31 million dollars to recruit...


Jul 16, 2018, 10:28 ETNew Research: Eliminating Drugmaker Rebates Leads to Significantly Higher Medicare Part D Premiums for Seniors

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is releasing new research showing that premiums would rise by over 50 percent if Medicare Part...


Jul 16, 2018, 09:31 ETMegan Watt to Lead Chubb North America Claims as Executive Vice President

Chubb has appointed experienced insurance leader, Megan Watt, as Executive Vice President, Head of North America Claims. In this role, she will lead...


Jul 16, 2018, 09:28 ETMillion-dollar+ medical claims increase 87 percent from 2014-2017: Sun Life report

In Sun Life Financial's 2018 High-Cost Claims Report, cancer remains the costliest medical condition, with $798.7 million in reimbursements to...


Jul 16, 2018, 08:53 ETTimiCoin/TimiHealth Activates CMS Blue Button 2.0 to Empower Medicare Beneficiaries to Upload their Medicare Claims History into its Secure Blockchain Platform

Timicoin/TimiHealth (www.timicoin.io) today announced integration of the CMS Blue Button 2.0 into the TimiHealth ecosystem, thereby enabling Medicare ...


Jul 13, 2018, 17:10 ETTorchmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Release And Conference Call

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) will release Second Quarter 2018 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. At that time a copy...


Jul 12, 2018, 07:33 ETNatural language processing technology poised to unlock the value of extensive, unstructured healthcare data sets

In the span of 10 years, healthcare organizations (HCOs) have gone from having very little information available for data mining to nearly drowning...


Jul 12, 2018, 07:10 ETMassachusetts leads nation in reducing opioid prescriptions

A new study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association found that the number of prescriptions for opioid-based medications among its commercially...


Jul 12, 2018, 07:00 ETBlue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Make Landmark Decision to Advance Better Treatment Options for Opioid Use Disorder

Almost a quarter of a million Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) members were diagnosed with opioid use disorder in 2017. To find reliable support for ...


Jul 11, 2018, 15:39 ETNew Report: Medicare Advantage Outperforms Traditional Medicare for Chronically Ill

A new report released today by Avalere Health, a leading health research and consulting firm, finds that individuals with certain chronic conditions...


Jul 11, 2018, 13:05 ETHealth Savings Accounts Supposed to Increase, Not Constrain Freedom, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

When Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were enacted, it was hoped that they would transform the medical marketplace and substantially lower prices...


Jul 11, 2018, 12:58 ETWolters Kluwer Thought Leader to Address Technology's Impact on Law at the Annual American Association of Law Libraries 2018 Conference

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Vice President and General Manager of Legal Markets and Innovation Dean Sonderegger will lead two sessions on...


Jul 11, 2018, 12:19 ETSan Francisco Health Plan Adds new Health Homes Program

San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), a community managed care health plan serving over 140,000 San Francisco residents, announced today that it has...


Jul 11, 2018, 09:00 ETBeneCard PBF Disrupts PBM Market by Offering Full Pass Through of Rebates

As national attention focuses more strongly on pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and drug costs, the presidential administration has proposed PBMs...


Jul 11, 2018, 08:00 ETBright Health Announces Expansion Across Ten Markets

Bright Health announced today it intends to offer its Care Partner Health Plans in nine new markets across four states in 2019 as well as a product...