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Shareholders vote down dark money disclosure at Aetna, Anthem

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 27, 2016 - 9:11am CST

Health insurers Aetna and Anthem won’t have to tell shareholders how much money they send to tax-exempt political organizations, at least for another year.

Mergers on rocks?

Published May 27, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Merger mania tops the Business Insurance week in pictures, but there's more.

Here are the highest paid health insurer execs for 2015

Published May 25, 2016 - 4:55pm CST

All but one of the Top 5 saw their compensation rise.

Missouri says Aetna-Humana merger is anticompetitive

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 25, 2016 - 10:43am CST

Missouri insurance officials have issued a preliminary order against the merger of Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., the first state to find a problem with the massive transaction between the giants.

Behind-the-scenes squabbles between Anthem, Cigna

By: Modern Healthcare

Published May 23, 2016 - 9:06am CST

Squabbles have apparently flared up behind the scenes in the proposed $53 billion merger of health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp.

Insurers dive into ACA's exchanges as big names exit

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 17, 2016 - 11:11am CST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Humana Inc. are bailing on multiple exchanges that sell individual health insurance. But other companies are willingly, and quietly, taking their place.

Property/casualty insurer taps Aetna exec as CEO

By: Rob Lenihan

Published May 16, 2016 - 11:57am CST

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. on Monday said it has named Joseph M. Zubretsky president, CEO and director effective June 20.

Aetna, Anthem face shareholder rebuke over political spending

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 16, 2016 - 9:24am CST

As Aetna and Anthem face flak over pending mergers, shareholders say they don't divulge the full extent of their political sway.

Big health insurance mergers rack up millions in legal and banking services

By: Bob Herman, Modern Healthcare

Published May 12, 2016 - 9:51am CST

While regulators and consumers debate the merits of health insurance mergers, income is growing for attorneys and financiers.

Innovative new coalitions encourage high-quality patient care at optimal value

By: Shelby Livingston

Published May 08, 2016 - 12:01am CST

CHICAGO —In a bid to ensure that health care is affordable and high-quality, key stakeholders are changing the way they do business.

Humana weighs limiting public exchange offerings; merger costs hit bottom line

By: Shelby Livingston

Published May 04, 2016 - 12:40pm CST

The insurer says it may exit certain public health insurance exchange markets for 2017 as it tries to turn a profit in the segment.

Humana may exit public health exchanges in some states

By: Thomson Reuters

Published May 04, 2016 - 9:56am CST

The insurer is considering ending the sale of Affordable Care Act individual plans in some states in 2017 to stem losses there.

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.

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