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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.

2015 year in review

Published January 03, 2016 - 12:01am CST

From mergers and acquisitions to the widely loathed 'Cadillac' tax, Business Insurance takes a look back at the key insurance industry news stories of 2015.

Regulatory approval of high-stakes health insurer mergers unclear

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 09, 2015 - 1:44pm CST

The outcome of regulatory scrutiny of the proposed mergers of four of the largest U.S. health insurers is anyone's guess.

Cigna settles shareholder lawsuits over Anthem merger

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published November 30, 2015 - 1:56pm CST

Complaining of a raw deal, Cigna shareholders had filed several class actions saying its buyout by Anthem had been undervalued.

Aetna, Anthem reassure investors on public health exchanges

By: Thomson Reuters

Published November 20, 2015 - 9:01am CST

Pair report that their business is just fine on the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Health insurance satisfaction declines: Survey

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published November 17, 2015 - 2:53pm CST

The American Customer Satisfaction Index reveals those in group health plans are dissatisfied with their employer-provided health coverage.

Week in pictures

Published November 13, 2015 - 9:58am CST

Brazil takes the lead in the Business Insurance week in pictures. But there's much more.

Humana profit rises, but challenges remain

By: Shelby Livingston

Published November 06, 2015 - 12:14pm CST

Humana Inc. on Friday recorded improved third-quarter profit reflecting gains in Medicare membership.

Lawmakers urge mental health parity protection as insurers merge

By: Matt Dunning

Published November 02, 2015 - 5:08pm CST

Several U.S. House Democrats have asked federal antitrust regulators currently evaluating proposed mergers among the nation's largest health insurers to protect against potential reductions in patient access to mental health and substance abuse benefits, should the deals go through.

UnitedHealth could gain from rivals' mergers

By: Matt Dunning

Published October 29, 2015 - 2:31pm CST

UnitedHealth Group's position at the top of the industry is unlikely to be imperiled by consolidation among four of the five largest health insurers in the United States.

Aetna profit drops in third quarter

By: Matt Dunning

Published October 29, 2015 - 1:27pm CST

Both Aetna's total membership and net income declined in the third quarter of 2015, due primarily to its lackluster performance in the public health insurance exchanges.

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