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.
Carmel-based CNO acquires employee benefits administrator for $50M
The benefits administrator, DirectPath LLC, offers a variety of technology-driven services for employees and employers.Read More
Frustrated health consumers turn to apps, websites to find lowest drug prices
In recent years, a host of online websites and smartphone apps—such as GoodRx, Blink Health and Script Saver—have popped up to help people find the lowest price for prescription medicines. By using them, consumers can save thousands of dollars a year on their prescriptions if they don’t mind shopping around and buying some of their drugs outside their insurance plans.Read More
Surprise! Your anesthesiologist was out of network. Now you owe big.
Every day, thousands of Americans get a surprise bill in the mail from a health provider, asking for thousands of dollars for medical services that weren’t covered by the patient’s insurance.Read More
Purdue University is joining a trend among large employers by limiting health care coverage for working spouses of the school's faculty and staff.
Insurance companies say it will take time to design new plans and get approval from state regulators.
The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower premiums but may a offer fewer benefits than current plans.
Anthem said it has seen a drop in unnecessary ER visits in Kentucky since it started its review there and has rejected only around 1 percent of all claims as avoidable. The policy will expand to Indiana next year.
Two national advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit in Indiana on Tuesday challenging a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers.
If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major Obamacare health insurance subsidy, it could have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.
Indianapolis-based insurer Anthem Inc. said it will set up its own pharmacy benefits management unit, signaling a final break with Express Scripts Holding Co. after the health insurer accused Express of overcharging it by billions of dollars.
The National Business Group on Health is projecting the total cost of providing medical and pharmacy benefits to increase 5 percent for the fifth consecutive year in 2018.
Many families with flooded basements, soaked furniture and water-damaged walls will have to dig deep into their pockets or take on more debt to fix up their homes. Some may be forced to sell.
Indiana officials are sounding alarm bells about a plan by Republicans in Congress to cut Medicaid spending.
The move combined with other insurer defections will leave Hoosiers with just five Obamacare marketplace options.
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.
The agreement by Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. to sell its pharmacy-benefits arm to St. Louis-based Express Scripts for $4.7 billion has turned the companies at each other’s throats, culminating in a multibillion-dollar legal battle that began early this year.
The EEOC has decided that wellness programs must be voluntary and the associated incentives or discounts can’t exceed more than 30 percent of the cost of the employees’ health coverage.
Anthem, one of Indiana’s largest insurers, is seeking premium hikes ranging from nearly 20 percent to 41 percent for coverage it sells on and off the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges.
Express Scripts Holding Co. said it’s still working to resolve its contract dispute with Indianapolis-based insurer Anthem Inc., which has claimed it should be getting much more in savings from the pharmacy benefit manager.
Health insurance brokers in Indianapolis and across the country are increasingly helping companies, especially small ones, move from traditional employer-sponsored health benefits to what they call an individual strategy.