Humana said Wednesday that it recorded a premium deficiency reserve totaling $176 million--or $0.74 per share--for the fourth quarter to cover anticipated losses on its individual commercial policies.
Presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle, including both winners of last night's New Hampshire primary, have supported allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. But a brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation says the financial windfall may be limited.
Health insurer Cigna has teamed up with Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG to set the price for a new heart medication based on performance, Reuters reports.
There are several reasons physicians are drawn to alternative practice models, such as direct pay and concierge medicine. For Doug Pitman, M.D., the most meaningful benefit of switching to concierge care was the ability to restore balance to his life, according to a commentary in MD Magazine.
I often think of the old expression "I only have two hands" when my plate seems too full or in any situation when people or organizations have expectations assigned to them that they...
A decade-old plan with a focus on cost-sharing could help the country successfully transition to a universal healthcare program, according to a Vox blog post.
Cigna reported Thursday that its fourth-quarter adjusted income from operations rose to $486 million, or $1.87 per share, up from $475 million ($1.80 per share) at the same time in 2014.
UnitedHealthcare and 40 other affiliated companies have sued the federal government in an attempt to change what they argue are unfair regulations governing Medicare Advantage overpayments.
Next week, President Barack Obama will propose amending the controversial Cadillac tax on expensive private health plans in the administration's 2017 budget plan, according to a article from the New England Journal of Medicine.
Seeking to stem their financial losses on Affordable Care Act exchange products, health insurers have started to discourage consumers from signing up for coverage outside of standard enrollment periods and choosing less-profitable plans, Kaiser Health News reports.