The Indiana Department of Insurance said it expects all 92 counties to be covered by the plans next year. The state has until Sept. 25 to approve them.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, a former Eli Lilly and Co. executive who was hospitalized twice this week, has hired Jim Parker, president and CEO of MDwise and a former longtime executive at Anthem Inc.
Investors appeared emboldened by remarks from a Justice Department lawyer Friday that the government was willing to hear settlement offers in its antitrust case involving the merger of the two insurers.
Indy-based Advantage Health Solutions, which recently racked up huge losses and laid off dozens of workers earlier this year, said Thursday it is shutting down its last line of business.
The Obama administration’s top health official is promoting the importance of competition to insurance markets, as the Justice Department is poised to decide on the massive Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana merger proposals.
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 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.
The state insurance department said Wednesday morning that to do so would “create logistical chaos” and “destabilize” Indiana’s individual health insurance market.
Indiana officials don’t expect HealthCare.gov to be able to share individual account information with the state’s Medicaid computer systems until the end of the year.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans demanded changes in the nation's health care law and President Barack Obama and Democrats refused.
CNO Financial Group Inc. has agreed to pay $9.9 million to settle allegations by regulators in four states that its Bankers Life subsidiary acted as an investment adviser and broker-dealer without proper state licensing.
Companies that drop insurance coverage could, without spending any more money than they are now, give workers an 11-percent raise or else help them save as much as $2,000 per year buying health coverage in one of the exchanges, IBJ calculations show.
Top executives from WellPoint Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. are meeting almost monthly with their counterparts from Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp. and Humana Inc. in an informal lobbying alliance aimed at blunting parts of the health-care law, say sources with knowledge of the sessions.
A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that Carmel-based Conseco Life Insurance Co. may not follow through with a plan to raise policy rates for more than 50,000 mostly elderly policyholders.