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CMS: National Health Care Spending Slowed Significantly in 2017: National spending on health care slowed considerably last year, growing at a rate of 3.9% in 2017, the second consecutive year that health care spending has ...
Date: December 10, 2018    
Humana Appoints Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer: Humana Inc. has appointed Vishal Agrawal as chief strategy and corporate development officer. He succeeds Christopher Hunter, who now leads group, specialty ...
Date: December 5, 2018    
China Pacific Enhancing Health Insurance Products and Services to Spur Growth: China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co. Ltd. said it is strengthening health insurance products and services to tap into this market segment’s growth potential in ...
Date: December 5, 2018    
Judge Sets Antitrust Status Hearing on Aetna-CVS Mega-Deal: A federal judge has scheduled a status hearing for Dec. 3 to consider antitrust complaints over the CVS Health acquisition of Aetna Inc. The companies have ...
Date: November 30, 2018    
W.R. Berkley Appoints CEO of Accident and Health Unit: Berkley Accident and Health, a unit of W.R. Berkley Corp., has named Brad N. Nieland president and chief executive officer. Nieland succeeds Christopher C. ...
Date: November 30, 2018    
A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Aetna, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries; Affirms Credit Ratings of SilverScript Insurance Company: A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICRs) of “a” of Aetna Life ...
Date: November 29, 2018    
ACA Enrollment Pace Picks Up, About 2.4 Million Sign Up: Affordable Care Act enrollment showed a slight uptick at the halfway mark this open season with roughly 2.4 million consumers choosing coverage on the ACA ...
Date: November 29, 2018    
Report: More Australians Exiting Private Health Insurance as Premiums Continue to Rise: More Australians are either abandoning their private health insurance policies or downgrading to lower-cost, lower-benefit products as premium increases ...
Date: November 29, 2018    
CVS Completes $70 Billion Aetna Acquisition: CVS Health said it has completed its nearly $70 billion acquisition of Aetna Inc. Including the assumption of Aetna’s debt, the total value of the transaction ...
Date: November 28, 2018    
UnitedHealth CEO: Strong Earnings Growth Anticipated in Transformation Effort: UnitedHealth Group is expecting strong earnings growth for 2019 as the health insurer continues a transformation effort over the next decade, said the group’s ...
Date: November 27, 2018    
Judge Grants Expedited Hearing Schedule in Oscar Lawsuit Against Florida Blue Cross: A federal judge has granted a request for an expedited hearing schedule in litigation brought by health insurance start-up Oscar Health, which is seeking to ...
Date: November 26, 2018    
New York Regulators Approve Aetna-CVS Merger, Paving Way for Deal to Close Within Days: The $69 billion merger of CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. is expected to close within days, after the New York Department of Financial Services provided ...
Date: November 26, 2018    
Cigna, Express Scripts Agree to Extension of Deal-Termination Deadline: Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts have agreed to extend the termination deadline to June 8 of their proposed $67 billion mega-deal pending the approval of ...
Date: November 26, 2018    
Allianz Cleared to Establish Fully Owned Holding Company in China: Allianz has received approval from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission to establish a fully owned holding company, according to a statement ...
Date: November 26, 2018    
CVS Says Aetna Deal Delayed, Will Close After Thanksgiving Holiday: CVS Health Corp.’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna Inc., will close after Thanksgiving, despite an earlier statement by CVS’ chief executive officer that the ...
Date: November 20, 2018    
Australian Regulator Reviews Capital Requirements for Private Health Insurers: The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has launched a review of the capital standards for private health insurers to ensure they remain sufficient to ...
Date: November 19, 2018    
Oscar Health Sues Florida Blue Cross Over Brokers’ Prohibitions: Health insurance start-up Oscar Health has filed litigation to vacate Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s exclusivity provisions that prevent independent ...
Date: November 19, 2018    
A.M. Best Downgrades Credit Ratings of Triple-S Propiedad; Places Ratings of Triple-S Management and Other Subs Under Review: A.M. Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to B+ (Good) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb-” ...
Date: November 16, 2018    
Crum & Forster Launches Accident and Health Captive Facility: Crum & Forster Insurance Co. said its accident and health division launched Crum & Forster SPC, a captive facility based in the Cayman Islands. As part of ...
Date: November 16, 2018    
ACA Enrollment Down by 20.4% From Last Year; About 1.2 Million Sign Up: Consumers are not flocking to the Affordable Care Act open enrollment this year, compared with last year, but market observers said they still can’t place the ...
Date: November 15, 2018    
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