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Obamacare brings boost to WellPoint

WellPoint’s stock price rose 53 percent from Sept. 30, 2013—the day before the Obamacare insurance exchanges started up—until Dec. 19, 2014, when the price closed at $127.95.
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WellPoint makes switch back to Anthem name

The nation's second-largest health insurance company has officially changed its corporate name from WellPoint Inc. to Anthem Inc. The Indianapolis-based insurer's stock starts trading Wednesday under the ticker symbol ANTM.
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UnitedHealthcare to test dominance of WellPoint

After sitting on the sidelines this year, UnitedHealthcare is getting back into Indiana’s individual-insurance game.
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Anthem cited for misrepresenting doctor networks in California

In the case of Anthem, 12.5 percent of doctors were not at the address listed for them, while 12.8 percent were not willing to accept the health plans purchased on the exchange.
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Obamacare launch has goosed WellPoint stock by 50 percent

WellPoint's stock has benefited the most among major insurers since the 2013 launch of the Obamacare exchanges, along with tax subsidies to buy insurance.
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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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