Anthem Inc. has used the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand names as a powerful tool on its way to becoming the nation’s second-largest health insurer. But those Blue brands now are a hurdle for Anthem’s $54.2 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp.
In Lilly’s partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the not-for-profit insurer gets additional rebates if fewer patients using Lilly's diabetes treatment Trulicity meet blood sugar goals than expected.
The Trump administration and its pick to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are likely to champion the approach behind HIP 2.0—a Medicaid expansion that requires those receiving insurance coverage to have "skin in the game" by contributing financially.
Employers began hiring health advocates in earnest nationwide about four years ago, fueled by implementation of the Affordable Care Act and growing public awareness that provider rates and quality can differ greatly.
Hoosiers looking for health insurance on the Obamacare marketplace for next year will see fewer choices and double-digit premium increases on most plans, the Indiana Department of Insurance said Thursday.
The decision by Aetna is the latest blow to President Obama’s signature domestic policy law. While it has brought coverage to millions, the new markets have proven volatile for some of the largest for-profit insurers.
Lots of investors are betting health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. won’t ever make it to the altar—an outlook driven by concerns antitrust regulators or other obstacles will prevent consummating the $45 billion deal.