By: Bill Kenealy
Published May 08, 2013 - 9:40am CST
LAS VEGAS — Organizations need to link social media strategies directly to defined business goals and embrace the technology at the highest organizational levels, author and social media expert Charlene Li said Tuesday at the ACORD LOMA Forum at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas.
Published April 30, 2013 - 9:45am CST
(Reuters) — Aetna Inc. on Tuesday reported a first-quarter profit that beat analyst expectations as customers used medical services lightly and revenue in the health insurer's Medicare and Medicaid businesses rose 7% due to higher premiums.
By: Jerry Geisel
Published April 25, 2013 - 11:45am CST
Several major providers of dental, vision, life, disability and other types of benefit coverage are joining a private exchange that Mercer L.L.C. is launching.
By: Jerry Geisel
Published April 15, 2013 - 2:13pm CST
Major health insurers that include Aetna Inc., Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna Corp. and UnitedHealthcare Inc. will provide coverage in a private health insurance exchange that Mercer L.L.C. is launching.
By: Matt Dunning
Published February 22, 2013 - 10:29am CST
Studies conducted by two of the largest U.S.-based health insurers indicate that employers sponsoring consumer-directed health plans have been substantially more successful in controlling costs than traditional HMO and PPO plans.
By: Roberto Ceniceros
Published October 08, 2012 - 1:38pm CST
Aetna Inc. announced Monday that it has teamed up with three workers compensation third-party administrators to integrate the filing of non-occupation disability and workers comp claims.
By: Matt Dunning
Published September 28, 2012 - 11:48am CST
Aetna Inc. will pay more than $1.5 million in penalties for violating Missouri health insurance laws, including provisions restricting coverage for elective abortions and requiring insurers to notify customers of their right to refuse contraception coverage on religious grounds.
Published August 23, 2012 - 4:55pm CST
By now it's practically old news that Aetna purchased Coventry Health Care, which is widely recognized in the workers compensation industry for providing managed care services.
By: Anna Gaynor
Published July 27, 2012 - 12:54pm CST
MILWAUKEE—Aurora Health Care has partnered with Aetna Inc. to offer commercial health care coverage designed for small and midsize businesses in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
By: Mark A. Hofmann
Published June 13, 2012 - 2:32pm CST
SINGAPORE—Aetna Inc. has received a license to begin selling health insurance in Singapore, the Hartford, Conn.-based health insurer announced Wednesday.
By: Jerry Geisel
Published October 06, 2011 - 10:03am CST
OMAHA, Neb.—Aetna Inc. says it has completed its acquisition of PayFlex Holdings Inc., an account-based health plan administrator.
By: Joe Carlson, Modern Healthcare
Published September 20, 2011 - 1:10pm CST
Calling health care spending the "single biggest financial issue facing the nation," a group of four national health insurers announced plans Tuesday to pool more than five billion health care claims into a single database that researchers can mine to identify trends in cost, utilization and intensity of care.
By: Jessica Zigmond, Modern Healthcare
Published June 20, 2011 - 1:02pm CST
CHICAGO—Claims-processing error rates among commercial insurers add an estimated $17 billion in unnecessary administrative costs to the health care system annually, according to the AMA, which released its fourth annual National Health Insurer Report Card in conjunction with the group's annual delegates meeting in Chicago.
Published June 03, 2011 - 11:06am CST
Fear and frustration were probably the two most common emotions gripping attendees at this year's Employee Benefits Leadership Forum in Colorado Springs as members of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers debated the merits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Published January 13, 2011 - 9:37am CST
NEW YORK (Bloomberg)—WellPoint Inc. and Aetna Inc. were among health insurers that had their outlooks upgraded by Fitch Ratings, which said the U.S. health care overhaul's impact on the industry will be “manageable.”
By: Joanne Wojcik
Published January 12, 2011 - 2:51pm CST
HARTFORD, Conn.—Aetna Inc. has purchased reinsurance coverage on part of its group commercial health insurance business that will allow it to free up the amount of capital it must have on its books, the company confirmed Wednesday.
Published December 07, 2010 - 11:03am CST
SALT LAKE CITY (Bloomberg)—Aetna Inc., the third-largest U.S. health insurer, agreed to buy closely held Medicity Inc. for about $500 million to expand its health-information services.
Published October 12, 2010 - 2:08pm CST
(Bloomberg)—WellPoint Inc., Aetna Inc., Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. denied health coverage to 49% more people in two years for reasons such as pregnancy and the likelihood of adopting a child, a U.S. report found.