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Aetna upbeat on exchanges, Humana purchase; group insurance clips earnings

By: Shelby Livingston

Published April 28, 2016 - 10:17am CST

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said that the insurer is on track to “break even” in its public health exchange business this year.

Health insurer execs reap massive rewards in deal-heavy 2015

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published April 26, 2016 - 10:46am CST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. CEO Stephen Hemsley earned $14.5 million in 2015, according to a filing Friday, but he wasn't the top-earning health insurance executive.

Will UnitedHealth's exit lead exodus from public exchanges?

By: Shelby Livingston

Published April 20, 2016 - 10:51am CST

Little effect on premiums or coverage availability seen as analysts don't expect other insurers to follow suit.

Lower health insurer profits here to stay?

By: Shelby Livingston

Published April 08, 2016 - 2:08pm CST

Deteriorating profits for publicly traded health insurers' commercial business could be the “new norm,” according to A.M. Best Co. Inc.

Health insurers see good year despite ACA

By: Shelby Livingston

Published March 27, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Despite challenges stemming from public health insurance exchange business and distractions posed by mergers among the top five, the largest publicly traded health insurers reported strong results in 2015.

Will the Anthem-Express Scripts battle change the PBM landscape?

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published March 22, 2016 - 8:57am CST

Health insurer sues benefits managers over prescription drug prices.

Florida doctors push back on Aetna-Humana deal

By: Shelby Livingston

Published March 14, 2016 - 2:12pm CST

Following the state's February approval of Aetna's acquisition of Humana, three physician groups have called on the Florida attorney general to reject the megamerger.

Humana CEO to bank $40 million if Aetna deal closes

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published March 10, 2016 - 8:53am CST

Humana Inc. CEO Bruce Broussard is primed for a huge payday: If the federal government approves Humana's $37 billion sale to Aetna Inc., Mr. Broussard will receive $40.2 million.

Hospital group warns of Blue Cross dominance if Anthem buys Cigna

By: Thomson Reuters

Published March 01, 2016 - 4:48pm CST

(Reuters) — The American Hospital Association warned U.S. antitrust regulators that Anthem Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Cigna Corp. will hurt other health insurers' ability to compete with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, leading to higher premiums for consumers.

Aetna gets Florida insurance regulator's approval for Humana deal

By: Thomson Reuters

Published February 16, 2016 - 9:43am CST

With it, Aetna has secured 10 of the 20 state approvals required in order for its acquisition of Humana to be given the green light.

Exchange business limits Humana’s fourth-quarter profit

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 10, 2016 - 3:20pm CST

Humana Inc.’s fourth-quarter 2015 net income plummeted 30% on losses in its individual commercial business offered through public health insurance exchanges, but the health insurer said Wednesday that it expects 2016 to be better.

Cigna, Aetna enter outcomes-based contract with Novartis for heart drug

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 10, 2016 - 12:23pm CST

Newly approved heart failure medication Entresto will have to earn its keep under the arrangement, a format many pharmacy experts consider to be superior to the U.S.'s standard pay-per-pill model.

History of insurance moves

Published February 09, 2016 - 12:01am CST

If AIG does undertake a major downsizing, it will hardly be the first in the insurance industry to do so. Business Insurance takes a look at recent moves.

Zika on insurers' radar but not yet in cost models

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 03, 2016 - 11:55am CST

U.S. health insurers are closely monitoring the Zika virus and educating members, but it's too soon to predict what the international public health emergency will cost payers.

Aetna profit up despite public health exchange losses

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 01, 2016 - 1:56pm CST

Even its underwhelming 2015 public health insurance exchange business didn't stop the insurer from boosting its net income by 38.3%.

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.

Leader of big health insurer lobby discusses its future

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published January 25, 2016 - 8:57am CST

Marilyn Tavenner took the helm of America's Health Insurance Plans last year. Now, she is faced with the task of coaxing two of the largest U.S. health insurers back to the fold.

UnitedHealth public exchange losses fuel secession rumblings

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 20, 2016 - 1:10pm CST

UnitedHealth Group may not be having a good experience with its public health insurance exchange business, but its rivals and many industry experts haven't written them off just yet.

Aetna CEO says he is not giving up on public insurance exchanges

By: Thomson Reuters

Published January 13, 2016 - 9:52am CST

Like its rival UnitedHealth Group, Aetna lost money on its public exchange business last year. However, unlike UnitedHealth Group, Aetna has no plans to exit the exchange market anytime soon.

Aetna CEO sees Humana deal on track to close this year

By: Thomson Reuters

Published January 13, 2016 - 9:33am CST

Aetna's proposed acquisition of rival Humana is being closely reviewed by federal regulators, but Aetna Chief Executive Mark Bertolini isn't losing any sleep over the scrutiny.

State attorneys general joining probe of health insurer mergers

By: Thomson Reuters

Published January 12, 2016 - 12:26pm CST

The heat just got turned up on the U.S. Justice Department's probe of two big health insurer mergers.

Big health insurer defections signal AHIP's fading clout

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published January 11, 2016 - 9:53am CST

Managing members of a trade group is often like herding cats. Worse, actually.

Week in pictures

Published January 08, 2016 - 10:55am CST

Flooding, fines and a new nose for crime highlight the Business Insurance week in pictures.

America's Health Insurance Plans takes second big blow with Aetna leaving

By: Bob Herman and Shannon Muchmore, Modern Healthcare

Published January 05, 2016 - 4:00pm CST

Another top-five health insurer is ditching the financially beleaguered industry lobbying group.

Year in pictures

Published January 05, 2016 - 12:13pm CST

Disasters — natural and manmade — corporate mergers and missteps, actual and cyber attacks and millennial preferences top the Business Insurance year in pictures.

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