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Trump Administration Expands Employer-Funded HRA Rules to Cover Limited-Benefit Health Policies: The Trump administration is expanding employer-funded health reimbursement arrangements to allow employees to tack on additional benefits or buy individual ...
Date: June 14, 2019    
Class Action Filed Against Firms That Funded ‘Skimpy’ Health Plans: Consumers claiming they were tricked into buying allegedly skimpy health plans from a Florida company — shut down last year by federal authorities — have filed ...
Date: June 13, 2019    
AM Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.: AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to B++ (Good) from B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb” from ...
Date: June 13, 2019    
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Unum Group and Its Core U.S. Subsidiaries: AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of the core U.S. ...
Date: June 12, 2019    
Virginia Looking At Surprise Balance Billing Ban: Virginia is joining the list of states seeking to protect consumers from surprise medical bills and instead shift the billing battle to providers and health ...
Date: June 11, 2019    
Oklahoma Joins Suit in Support of Association Health Plans: The state of Oklahoma has joined the Trump administration’s appeal of a court ruling striking down regulations paving the way for the expansion of association ...
Date: June 11, 2019    
Australian Regulator Reviews Capital Requirements for Private Health Insurers: Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority is reviewing capital requirements for private insurance companies, with consideration on risk adjustments, according ...
Date: June 11, 2019    
Surrogate Mothers to Get Mandatory Maternal Coverage in Nevada: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed into law a measure that requires health insurers to cover maternal care for surrogate mothers. The measure sailed ...
Date: June 7, 2019    
US Labor Department: Insurance Industry Gained 1,400 Jobs in May: The insurance industry gained 1,400 jobs in May over April, the fifth straight month the industry has recorded an increase in jobs this year, according to ...
Date: June 7, 2019    
Delaware Seeking Waiver to Create Health Reinsurance Fund: Yet another state is moving to secure a federal waiver allowing it to establish a reinsurance plan for its individual health exchange insureds. Delaware is ...
Date: June 6, 2019    
Connecticut Health Insurance Bill Dies in Senate: A watered-down health insurance reform bill that included a reinsurance plan for costly individual claims and a provision to allow the purchase of ...
Date: June 6, 2019    
Judge Sets Oral Arguments for Mid-July in Aetna-CVS Antitrust Litigation: Executives with CVS Health and Aetna Inc., defended the pharmacy chain’s acquisition of the health insurer, testifying the megadeal doesn’t violate federal ...
Date: June 6, 2019    
Anthem to Acquire Beacon Health Options: Anthem Inc. said it will acquire Boston-based managed care company Beacon Health Options Inc. as part of its ongoing effort to diversify and expand the health ...
Date: June 6, 2019    
Anthem Settles WellStar Dispute in Georgia With Coverage for 2019: Anthem Inc. has backed off its plan to discontinue coverage for individual policyholders who thought they had purchased in-network coverage to use at WellStar ...
Date: June 6, 2019    
Connecticut House Passes Slimmed-Down Health Insurance Bill: After dropping controversial language to create a public health insurance option, Connecticut lawmakers passed a health insurance bill to seek a reinsurance ...
Date: June 5, 2019    
Maine Insurers Now Under New Health Review, Discretionary Clause Laws: Life and health insurance companies serving clients in Maine are now operating under new regulations, some of them informed by the personal experiences of the ...
Date: June 5, 2019    
Texas Governor to Consider Surprise Billing Legislation: Bills prohibiting balance billing by out-of-network health care providers and mandating cost and network disclosure at freestanding emergency departments are ...
Date: June 5, 2019    
Aetna-CVS Merger a Bad Deal, ‘Potential for Harm Is Real,’ Witness Says: CVS Health’s proposed $69 billion acquisition of Aetna Inc., will upend the Medicare markets, increase insurance premiums and further dilute competition in the ...
Date: June 5, 2019    
Humana CEO Dismisses Centene Acquisition Speculation, Seeks Growth in ‘Dual’ States: While quashing speculation Humana Inc. may be interested in acquiring rival health insurer Centene Corp., Humana’s chief executive officer said the group is ...
Date: June 4, 2019    
Lawmakers Unveil Bills to Protect ACA Benefits in New Jersey: New Jersey is joining the list of states across the United States moving legislation to preserve popular individual benefits provided by the Affordable Care ...
Date: June 4, 2019    
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