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.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson urged the federal government to appeal a ruling against his state’s requirement that certain people covered by its Medicaid expansion work or lose their coverage. States with similar rules, like Indiana, are closely watching the case.
Health insurer Centene Corp. has agreed to buy managed-care provider WellCare Health Plans Inc., expanding in the market for government insurance plans just as politicians in Washington, D.C., appear to be gearing up for another health-policy clash.
The insurance company’s executive team is split between three cities that house its major brands. Chicago-bound CFO Paul McDonough will replace Erik Helding, who was based in Carmel.
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.
The move comes at a time drug makers, especially those that make insulin, are facing withering criticism for raising prices.
Anthem and Cigna are battling in court over whether one owes the other billions in damages for the collapse of their proposed merger.
The Carmel-based company, which focuses on the transportation industry, also cut its dividend from 28 cents per share to 10 cents per share.
A leader of House Democrats’ progressive wing is proposing “Medicare for all” legislation that would replace almost all private health insurance, winning endorsements from many of its top presidential contenders.
Cigna Corp. officials did everything they could to sabotage a $48.9 billion merger with Anthem Inc., Anthem’s general counsel told a judge Monday.
The Carmel-based insurance holding company said last week that a previously reported third-quarter transaction hurt its full-year financial results.
Shares of the nation's second-largest health insurer soared after Anthem said it expected adjusted earnings in the new year to be better than $19 per share.
Increasingly, top researchers are questioning whether drugs such as Lantus from Sanofi, Levemir and Novolog from Novo Nordisk A/S, and Humalog from Eli Lilly and Co. are really needed for many patients.
The Indiana Department of Insurance said Wednesday that Nebraska-based First American Title Insurance Co. must pay $3.7 million for overcharging customers between 2006 and 2008.
While many analysts expect the ruling to be reversed by higher courts, the news adds to volatility in a sector that had barely recovered from political static this year.
The decision Friday finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional comes just before the end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019.
DMC Insurance, founded by three former executives from local insurer Baldwin & Lyons, has acquired a prominent office building along Interstate 69 in Fishers and plans to ramp up employment.
Carmel-based insurance holding company CNO Financial Group Inc. on Wednesday reported a big third-quarter loss despite sales growth in all three of its business units.
Bankers Life and Casualty, a division of Carmel-based CNO Financial Group, said some of its customers had personal data exposed, including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account numbers and medical information.