Health Plans
Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

HHS warns Medicare insurers on rates

Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2010

On June 7, insurers that sell Medicare Advantage plans must submit their 2011 bids to the government. In a letter to four insurance-industry executives, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warned the companies not to increase premiums and co-payments for seniors. "Focus on price and quality rather than asking seniors who need healthcare the most to pay more for it," Sebelius wrote in a letter. The letters went to WellPoint Inc., Cigna Corp., BlueCross BlueShield Association and Health Care Service Corp., according to a person familiar with the situation. Those executives met with Sebelius last month.