UnitedHealthcare expects big Medicare Advantage gains in 2020

This post was originally published on this siteMedicare Advantage, the privatized alternative to the traditional federal insurance program for seniors, has been a boon to health insurers’

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Cigna, Oscar partner to offer health benefits to small businesses

This post was originally published on this siteHealth insurers Cigna Corp. and Oscar Health are teaming up to provide insurance to small businesses. The companies said Monday they will begin

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Blues insurer CareFirst to enter Medicaid market with two acquisitions

This post was originally published on this siteBaltimore-based insurer CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield is entering the Medicaid managed-care market with acquisitions of two small Medicaid

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UnitedHealth’s OptumRx to acquire troubled specialty pharmacy and PBM

This post was originally published on this siteUnitedHealth Group’s pharmacy benefit manager OptumRx announced Monday that it will acquire Diplomat, a struggling specialty pharmacy and PBM

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Centene to sell Illinois plan to CVS Health

This post was originally published on this siteHealth insurer Centene Corp. announced plans on Monday to sell its Illinois health plan subsidiary to CVS Health to help secure state approval for

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Job-based insurance annual premiums reach $20000 record high

This post was originally published on this siteWhile premiums in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces appear to have leveled out after several years of sharp increases, the cost of

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Why insurers Harvard Pilgrim and Tufts want to merge

This post was originally published on this siteHealthcare policy and antitrust experts doubt the proposed union of Massachusetts-based health insurers Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health

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Fewer employers offering high-deductible plans as only option

This post was originally published on this siteFewer large, self-insured employers will offer a high-deductible health plan as the only employee insurance option next year, opting instead to give

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UnitedHealthcare names Optum exec McMahon as CEO

This post was originally published on this siteUnitedHealth Group is switching up the roles of its top executives. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer on Friday said that Dirk McMahon, the

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