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Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance after New Hampshire victory

By: Shannon Muchmore, Modern Healthcare

Published February 10, 2016 - 2:18pm CST

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his vision of single-payer health care won the night in New Hampshire for Democrats, while Donald Trump, who has shared less about his health care views but once also favored a more centralized insurance system, came in first for the Republican field.

Obama proposes Cadillac tax, PBGC premium changes

By: Jerry Geisel

Published February 10, 2016 - 11:50am CST

The Obama administration has proposed amending the health care reform law's unpopular excise tax, but nothing short of a repeal will satisfy employer benefit trade groups.

Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad resigns amid startup turmoil

By: Thomson Reuters

Published February 09, 2016 - 10:10am CST

The founder and chief executive of the troubled human resources software firm has been replaced.

California health exchange enrollments top previous year

By: Jerry Geisel

Published February 08, 2016 - 11:59am CST

California, which has the biggest state-run public health insurance exchange, says the number of people who selected a plan surged in the final days of the 2016 open season.

HHS seeks to modify stringent privacy rules on substance-abuse treatment records

By: Joseph Conn, Modern Healthcare

Published February 05, 2016 - 12:57pm CST

The Department of Health and Human Services wants to revise a stringent federal rule governing the privacy of medical records of drug, alcohol abuse and many behavioral health patients.

Employer group continues to press for full repeal of Cadillac tax

By: Jerry Geisel

Published February 05, 2016 - 12:52pm CST

While an Obama administration proposal to amend the health care reform law's so-called Cadillac tax is a step in the right direction, an employer benefits lobbying group says the tax should still be repealed.

Week in pictures

Published February 05, 2016 - 11:06am CST

A crane falls in New York, the tab grows in Tianjin and Zurich and AIG make an encore appearance in the Business Insurance week in pictures.

World Captive Forum 2016

Published February 05, 2016 - 12:01am CST

To speakers and panelists at the World Captive Forum, there's not much captive insurers can't handle.

Public health insurance exchange signups hit 12.7 million for 2016

By: Jerry Geisel

Published February 04, 2016 - 4:23pm CST

A flurry of signups during the last week of open enrollment helped boost the final tally.

Obama administration to propose changes to Cadillac tax

By: Jerry Geisel

Published February 04, 2016 - 9:33am CST

The Obama administration's upcoming 2017 federal budget proposal will include changes to the health care reform law's so-called Cadillac tax, administration officials disclosed Wednesday.

First of CVS Pharmacies within Target stores open in North Carolina

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 03, 2016 - 2:08pm CST

Target shoppers in Charlotte will see a change of signage and expanded offerings in the retailer's pharmacy department.

Employers look to captive insurers for stop-loss coverage for health plans

By: Jerry Geisel

Published February 03, 2016 - 10:26am CST

Whether retaining all the risk or shifting some to reinsurers, the savings can be substantial.

House vote falls short of overriding Obama's health reform veto

By: Jerry Geisel

Published February 03, 2016 - 9:36am CST

Republican leaders are undeterred by the outcome and say they will resume their battle against the Affordable Care Act once a new president is in the Oval Office.

Captive insurers can help reduce health care liability risks

By: Gavin Souter

Published February 02, 2016 - 1:46pm CST

Collaboration with commercial insurers opens door to improved patient care.

Did health care policy play a role in the Iowa presidential caucus results?

By: Harris Meyer, Modern Healthcare

Published February 02, 2016 - 9:18am CST

It's unclear whether it affected the GOP caucus results, but some observers believe Sen. Sanders' support for single-payer health care helped him energize his supporters in the Democratic race.

The health insurance industry's identity crisis

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published February 01, 2016 - 9:40am CST

Almost six years into the Affordable Care Act and three open enrollments later, health insurers are still trying to figure out how to pivot beyond what was the core of their business for so long.

Private health exchanges see slower growth

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 31, 2016 - 12:01am CST

The two-year delay of the Cadillac tax may take some of the wind out of the sails of private health insurance exchanges, but experts say private exchanges will continue to attract customers.

Exchange enrollments fall short

By: Jerry Geisel

Published January 31, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Enrollment in public health insurance exchanges this year will fall far short of earlier government predictions largely because employers are retaining their group health plans at a higher rate than once forecast.

Public health exchanges predicted to be fine without UnitedHealth Group

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 29, 2016 - 3:26pm CST

It turns out the insurer isn't a key player in the marketplace and its absence would hardly be felt, should it make good on its threat to exit the public health exchange business next year.

13 indicted in multimillion-dollar comp claim fraud scheme

By: Sheena Harrison

Published January 29, 2016 - 2:44pm CST

It's “one of the largest workers' compensation health care insurance bribery schemes ever uncovered in San Diego County.”

Ted Cruz says health insurance shouldn't come from employers

By: Shannon Muchmore, Modern Healthcare

Published January 29, 2016 - 9:30am CST

The Republican presidential candidate argues that delinking health insurance and employers would prevent people from losing coverage when switching or losing a job.

Federal health exchange enrollment nears 9 million

By: Jerry Geisel

Published January 28, 2016 - 8:43am CST

Enrollment keeps increasing in the federal health insurance exchange and now tops 8.9 million, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report.

Cadillac tax delay may slow private exchange enrollment surge

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 27, 2016 - 1:35pm CST

But, with or without health care reform's unpopular excise tax, enrollment in private health insurance exchanges is on the way up.

OptumRx acquires workers comp specialist PBM Helios

By: Sheena Harrison

Published January 27, 2016 - 12:26pm CST

The mergers and acquisitions frenzy continues as UnitedHealth Group's pharmacy benefit management unit buys Helios.

Anthem's individual ACA plans hammer 4th-quarter profit

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published January 27, 2016 - 8:41am CST

Individuals who signed up for coverage under Anthem via the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges turned out to be sicker than originally thought.

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