Health Insurance News
Nagging concerns over the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, appear likely to cost the Democratic Party during the 2014 congressional elections, according to the latest survey by The Robert Morris University Polling Institute powered by Trib Total Media.
Wells Fargo Insurance announced a new actuarial services practice, based in Richmond, Va.
The District of Columbia advanced the rights of the city’s transgender community by prohibiting discrimination in health insurance based on gender identity and expression, according to a statement issued by Washington, D.C., government.
It’s crunch time for Obamacare: With less than four weeks left to sign up for coverage this year through the health law’s insurance marketplaces, consumer groups, insurers, hospitals and state and federal officials are ratcheting up their enrollment campaigns to deliver more people — particularly young adults.
The Obama administration on Wednesday released a broad set of regulatory changes to the health law that would give some consumers additional time to stay in plans that do not comply with all its coverage requirements and all consumers more time to enroll in coverage come 2015.
Just in case Congress doesn’t pass President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget plan, HHS officials say they have other options for finding the money they need to implement the health care law such as $1.2 billion in user fees—including those on health insurers who participate in the Affordable Care Act’s online exchanges.
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is gaining pace in the U.S. healthcare provider industry as companies attempt to recover from the reduced profitability and operating margins caused by the economic downturn. The industry sees M&A as a key means to reverse the trend of declining profits as they boost economies of scale and provide access to more capital, which is required to comply with the various regulatory standards.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) introduced a healthcare umbrella policy designed to address the exposures of large medical providers in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment.
A regulatory settlement agreement has been reached with Humana Insurance Co. that will lead to $4.5 million being paid to 10 states.