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UnitedHealth nears $1.5B purchase of Executive Health Resources
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is nearing an agreement to buy medical services firm Executive Health Resources Inc. for about...
WellPoint joins UnitedHealth, Aetna in raising profit forecasts
WellPoint Inc. became the third U.S. health insurer this month to increase its 2010 profit forecast, stirring investor...
Health Plan Premiums Vary Widely by State
A new set of tables from the federal government shows a wide state-by-state variation in what Americans paid in...
Red Tape Snarls Billions of Healthcare Dollars
Reducing administrative red tape by just 10% could remove as much as $500 billion over 10 years from the nation's...
2008 a down year for managed care, 2009 looks a little better
A new report released today confirms what a lot of people would have guessed: 2008 was not a good year for managed care...
Web Exclusive: Health Plans Must Adapt to Changes—or Perish
Health insurers will need to cut costs, increase efficiency, collaborate with providers, and change the way they pay...
Maryland reviews health plans
The Maryland Health Care Commission released an annual report last week that will allow residents to compare HMO, POS...
Humana prices itself out of 300,000 customers
Humana expects to lose 308,000 members because of price changes in its Medicare Part D program. The company said its...
Opinion: Four Star Care
The business of rating physician care is a tricky one and has resulted in strained relations between health plans and...