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Anthem canceling 30,000 individual health policies for Hoosiers

The insurer will not let customers who renewed their pre-Obamacare plans late in 2013 do so again this year. But switching to Obamacare-compliant plans could cause some premiums to spike and provider choice to dwindle.
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Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

Health insurers such as WellPoint Inc. entered last fall cautious about a major coverage expansion initiated by the health care overhaul, but are finding the challenges more manageable than expected.
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WellPoint profit dips, but rising membership boosts outlook

Enrollment in WellPoint’s health plans increased by 259,000 members in the third quarter. Growth came in WellPoint’s employer and Medicaid plans, while its individual health plans declined by 108,000.
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WellPoint unit, hospital group hit impasse on contract

Contract talks broke down Wednesday between Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and a network of five hospitals and other facilities, leaving tens of thousands of patients facing higher health insurance costs.
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Rebates shrink as Anthem gets better at pricing

Hoosiers are receiving $11.9 million in rebates this year from health insurers that used less than 80 percent of their 2013 premiums for medical bills last year. That’s down from $22.6 million handed out last year.
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WellPoint to change corporate name back to Anthem

The name change will be completed by the end of the year, pending shareholder approval, the company said Tuesday.
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WellPoint unit launching $80M information exchange

Two insurers announced Tuesday that they are partnering for an ambitious project to establish one of the nation's largest health-information exchanges, an effort they hope will reduce duplication and improve patient outcomes.
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WellPoint beats expectations despite smaller profit

WellPoint Inc.'s profit fell in the second quarter, but still topped Wall Street's expectations. The health insurer raised its full-year profit forecast and projections for enrollment in its health plans.
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Connecticut nixes rate increase by WellPoint subsidiary

Anthem told regulators that the 12.5-percent rate increase was needed because of higher costs for medical services, pharmaceuticals and fees levied by the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.
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Mouse clicks replace stethoscopes as U.S. web care grows

To cut medical costs and diagnose minor ailments, WellPoint Inc. and Aetna Inc., among other health insurers, are letting millions of patients get seen online first.
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