In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold federal Affordable Care Act subsidies, Republicans have labored to decide on their next move to repeal or at least chip away at the ACA.
A new law from the Obama administration will prohibit health insurance companies from selling Medicare supplement plans, or Medigap plans, that help consumers pay their Medicare Part B deductibles. And if an insurer breaks the law, the fine will not be cheap.
As employers and insurers brace for the effects of the controversial Cadillac tax, Republican lawmakers are preparing to fight the provision once Congress is back in session.
Three Minnesota-based health insurers--Blue Plus, HealthPartners and Medica--hope that a county judge denies rival insurer UCare's bid for a second chance at business through a public health insurance contract.
Adults 65 years and older are at an increased risk of contracting influenza, pneumococcus and hepatitis B. However, health insurers, providers and pharmacies can help consumers access the care they need through a variety of methods, according to a new report from America's Health Insurance Plans.
Knowing how challenging it can be for consumers to wade through the options to choose the right health plan, two Harvard graduates came up with a solution--a startup company that uses data analysis to guide individuals' coverage purchases.
Pharmacy costs will likely continue to increase next year, with specialty drugs driving much of that cost growth, according to a new survey from Aon Hewitt.
More than half of 554 Hispanic individuals included in a recent survey said they lacked health insurance in both 2014 and 2015, and the reasons they gave for the lack of coverage offer insights about why this population tends to feature lower enrollment rates, according to McKinsey & Company's Center for U.S. Health System Reform.
With the third open enrollment period right around the corner, health insurers and states are reporting their finalized premium rates for 2016--and the rate hikes aren't small.
Some of the more flexible provisions of the Affordable Care Act, such as State Innovation Waivers, have the potential to revitalize the concept of health insurance premium assistance.
Nevada's consumer operated and oriented plan, Nevada Health CO-OP, announced that it will cease operations beginning Jan. 1 due to "market conditions."
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has saved $1.4 billion in health expenses over the last 10 years with its comprehensive value-based payment program that serves almost 2 million members. It also has improved clinical quality, efficiency and health outcomes.
Now that Republican presidential candidates are beginning to detail their plans to replace the Affordable Care Act, the most important question they must answer is how they'd protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, argues an opinion piece from Bloomberg.
The next major threat to the Affordable Care Act could come from an unlikely, and seemingly benign, source: New accounting recommendations for state and municipal employee pensions.
While some insurers around the country have proposed drastic rate hikes, Maine Community Health Options, the state's consumer operated and oriented plan that serves Maine as well as New Hampshire residents, has been able to keep prices in check.
Insurers have launched more price transparency initiatives to empower their members to become more engaged in and make more informed choices about their healthcare, according to a new issue brief from America's Health Insurance Plans.
New Jersey has certified three of six applicants for its Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Demonstration Project. And insurers could benefit by following the three community coalitions--the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, the Healthy Greater Newark ACO and the Trenton Health Team--during the three-year demonstration project.
Health insurers are on the fence about covering Sprout Pharmaceutical's new pill, Addyi, which treats low libido in women.
There has been a "considerable drop" in the number of people who say they get their primary health insurance through their employers as consumers continue to explore non-traditional coverage options, according to a new survey.
With the Cadillac tax slated to take effect in 2018, employers continue to evaluate their current health benefits and consider cost-reduction strategies to avoid triggering the tax.