The controversial co-founder and former CEO of life insurance giant Conseco Inc. (now CNO Financial Group Inc.) spearheaded the purchase of a small life insurance company operated out of Texas and plans to gradually build up its operations here.
President Donald Trump will begin a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is not in their insurer's network.
The plans at issue in Bates' ruling Thursday allow groups of small businesses and sole proprietors to band together to offer lower-cost coverage that doesn't have to include all the benefits required by Obamacare. They also can be offered across state lines.
While publicly backing his company's 2015 merger with rival health insurer Anthem, Cigna's CEO privately expressed regret about signing on to a deal that left him with a reduced role, lawyers for Anthem said in court Monday.