Pair of bills would require additional financial disclosures from Kaiser, large employer health plans
Two bills introduced in the California Legislature this week aim to shed additional light on financial disclosures from Kaiser Permanente and large group health plans. Assembly Bill 731 would require large group health plans to comply with the state’s existing “rate review” process applied to health plans on individual and small group markets. The rate review process requires insurance companies to disclose the cause of rising premiums, co-pays and deducti bles for workers. Senate Bill 343… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

CEO of Florida health insurer with Miami ties announces retirement
His successor will be named in the coming weeks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Ashley Portero Source Type: news

CEO of Florida health insurer with Miami ties announces retirement
His successor will be named in the coming weeks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Portero Source Type: news

CVS drops $7B in market cap as it predicts rough year ahead
Coming off a $69 billion merger with national insurer Aetna, CVS is predicting a difficult year ahead, and investors aren ’t happy. The stock lost nearly 8 percent on Wednesday — representing a loss of more than $7 billion in market capitalization — after the Rhode Island-based company (NYSE: CVS) reported fourth quarter earnings. The stock drop to $64.22 a share at the close of markets was the worst day for the company's shares since November 2016, according to CNBC. The loss came after the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Medtronic launches DBS for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched its Deep Brain Stimulation system intended for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said that the first patient was implanted with the system at Atlanta’s Emory University. “At Medtronic, we have a long-standing commitment to helping patients with medically refractory epilepsy through DBS, and we continue to explore other treatments and solutions along the epilepsy treatment pathway. With the FDA approval, commercial launch, and policy updates from several health insurers, we are positioned to help more people than ever ...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Medtronic Source Type: news

Health insurers paid incentives totaling $47M to hospitals, providers
For doing their part to help keep people healthier, Western New York hospitals and physicians received incentive payments totaling more than $47 million from local health insurers. The payments come through each health plan’s value-based reimbursement payment program, which rewards providers based on their role in improving the health of patients. That’s up 7.5 percent compared to last year, when Western New York’s three largest health insurers paid out $43.7 million in incentive payments… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medicaid funding package heads to Oregon Senate
The Oregon House passed Gov. Kate Brown's $465 million funding package for Medicaid and sent it on to the Oregon Senate for consideration. House Bill 2010 raises the hospital assessment to 6 percent from the current level of 5.3 percent and extends, broadens and raises the premium tax on insurers and managed care organizations. The bill, a key piece of an effort to plug a $900 million Medicaid budget hole, passed by a margin of 44 to 15. Two other pieces of the governor's funding package have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

ReWalk Robotics files for exoskeleton suit clearance
  ReWalk Robotics’ exo-suit designed for stroke rehabilitation. ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said it has applied to FDA for 510(k) clearance of its ReStore exoskeleton suit for gait training during stroke rehabilitation. The Yokneam, Israel-based company designed its exo-suit to provide coordinated plantarflexion and dorsiflexion assistance to a patient’s foot and ankle. It recently won insurer reimbursement from Cigna and completed a clinical trial involving 44 patients at five rehabilitation centers in the U.S. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post ReWalk R...
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: 510(k) Blog Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological News Well Regulatory/Compliance Robotics ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines -- And Our Kids Are Paying The Price
The HPV vaccine saves lives. Vaccinate your teenage daughter against HPV, and you will increase the chance she will live to old age. Simple as that. Yet currently, the majority of American teenagers, boys and girls, are reaching adulthood without the full protection of the vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Blockchain Continues to Present Opportunities for Independent Hospital and Clinical Laboratories, as Aetna and Ascension Join Synaptic Health Alliance
These new additions to the Synaptic Health Alliance demonstrate an increasing belief among insurers that blockchain will improve the accuracy and exchange of critical healthcare data Is blockchain technology ready for widespread use within healthcare? New developments show a growing interest among major health insurers to incorporate blockchain technology into their ongoing operations. As this […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 18, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Passport lawsuit claims state Medicaid cuts could push it to insolvency
Passport Health Plan claims in a recently filed lawsuit that Kentucky's cuts to its Medicaid payments would force it out of business. The Louisville-based nonprofit insurer sued the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Finance and Administration Cabinet, claiming that the agencies violated the state's contract with Passport and that the state acted in bad faith by cutting payment rates for Passport while increa sing rates for Passport's competitors. The 45-page suit also named… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Could Your IoT Device Put Patients at Risk?
The Internet of Things is driving incredible innovation in healthcare. “Almost any new innovative medical device is currently designed as a part of broader interconnected system,” Rami Muleys, head of application security business development at Positive Technologies, told MD+DI. “The main value of IoT is the convergence between different systems and the ability to exchange data between every device – from an insulin pump to a hospital bed.” Healthcare is consequently “a constantly changing landscape, especially sinc...
Source: MDDI - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

NeoTract ’ s UroLift system gains expanded insurance coverage
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) subsidiary NeoTract said that two more health insurers have agreed to offer coverage for the company’s UroLift system or patients with an enlarged prostate. The Wayne, Penn.-based subsidiary of Teleflex said that major U.S. insurer Humana and the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans (MPI), administered by Anthem Blue Cross, have added UroLift to its covered treatment systems. UroLift is a minimally invasive in-office treatment designed to provide rapid relief and recovery from the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). “These coverage decisions are a maj...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Implants News Well Urology Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Humana NeoTract Teleflex Source Type: news

Medicare Ambulance Rides May No Longer End Up at ER
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare wants to change how it pays for emergency ambulance services to give seniors more options besides going to a hospital emergency department, officials said Thursday. Other options could include going to an urgent care center, a doctor's office, or even treatment at home under supervision of a doctor via telehealth links. It's just a pilot project for now, but if adopted nationwide the idea could save Medicare more than $500 million a year and allow local fire departments and ambulance services to focus the time and energy of first responders on the most serious emergencies. HHS Announces Gro...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic, a new study suggests. " Buprenorphine is a safe and effective treatment that decreases deaths... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study shows why insurers should share rebates with Medicare Part D beneficiaries on a mandatory basis
New research by three Milliman actuaries explores the dynamics underlying the relationship between Medicare Part D plan premiums and sharing rebates directly with beneficiaries at the pharmacy counter. According to Dieguez, Carioto and Pyenson, plans that elect tovoluntarily pass through a share of the rebates are likely to charge high premiums relative to the market average, yet any premium increases that could result from requiring all plans to pass through rebate savings are expected to be modest. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Part D Medicare out of pocket costs Source Type: news

ReWalk Robotics touts first U.S. insurer reimbursement win for exoskeleton devices
ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) said today that health insurer Cigna will now review submissions for the use of exoskeleton devices for individuals with spinal cord injuries after a change to its coverage policies. The Yokneam, Israel-based company touted the shift as the first of its kind by a major private insurer in the U.S. The policy change has already taken effect, with a formal policy change slated to be performed by Cigna “in or around Q3 2019,” ReWalk said. “This is a major milestone for healthcare beneficiaries in the United States. Cigna is leading by example with its understanding of eme...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Robotics ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

ReWalk Announces Cigna as First Private U.S. Insurer to Adopt National Policy Change for Coverage of Personal Exoskeleton Devices
Cigna Transitions to Case-by-Case Review Process, Eliminating Non-Coverage Policy MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and YOKNEAM ILIT, Israel, Feb. 13, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ReWalk Robotics, Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) ("ReWalk" or the &q... Devices, Reimbursement ReWalk Robotics, stroke (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Highmark reaches settlement with specialty pharmacy
Highmark and Highmark Benefits Group have settled a federal lawsuit filed by a Florida-based speciality pharmacy that claimed the insurer denied payments for specialty pharmacy medications for people suffering from the blood disease hemophilia. The settlement announced Tuesday afternoon between Highmark and BioMatrix ends the lawsuit. Details weren’t released other than to say that Highmark and BioMatrix, a Weston, Florida, company that manufacturers specialty medications to treat hemophilia,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Highmark reaches settlement with specialty pharmacy
Highmark and Highmark Benefits Group have settled a federal lawsuit filed by a Florida-based speciality pharmacy that claimed the insurer denied payments for specialty pharmacy medications for people suffering from the blood disease hemophilia. The settlement announced Tuesday afternoon between Highmark and BioMatrix ends the lawsuit. Details weren’t released other than to say that Highmark and BioMatrix, a Weston, Florida, company that manufacturers specialty medications to treat hemophilia,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

AMA President Blames Insurers for Surprise Bills
(MedPage Today) -- Also slams pharmacy benefit managers:'I do not believe they add any value'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

60% fewer insurers cover opioid addiction drugs now than in 2007, study finds
Only 35% of insurers covered the opiod addiction treatment drug, buprenorphine, unrestricted in 2018, an Oregon Health and Science University study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advocate Aurora approves growth plan for uncertain future: Turkal
Advocate Aurora Health co-CEO Dr. Nick Turkal says his organization will continue to grow — possibly through more mergers and acquisitions — as one way of girding for an uncertain future in government and insurer payments. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Must Consider Actual Duties Of Claimant's Own Occupation
PHILADELPHIA - A disability insurer was required to consider the actual duties of a claimant's occupation rather than the duties of the occupation as performed in the national economy because the plan clearly defined the term "own occupation" as the work the claimant was performing immediately before the onset of the disability, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Feb. 7 in affirming a district court's opinion (Christopher Patterson v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 17-3566, 3rd Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 3902). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Termination Of LTD Benefits Was Reasonable Based On Evidence, Judge Says
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A disability insurer's termination of long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on its determination that the claimant was capable of performing a number of identified gainful occupations was reasonable and supported by substantial evidence, a Kansas federal judge said Feb. 5 in granting the insurer's motion for summary judgment (Andrew Scott v. Union Security Insurance Co., No. 17-2686, D. Kan., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17853). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Is Not Disabled Under Any-Occupation Standard, Judge Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A disability insurer did not wrongfully terminate a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the claimant failed to prove that she was incapable of performing the duties of any occupation, a District of Columbia federal judge said Feb. 1 (Josephine Kemathe v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 17-903, D. D.C., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16248). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Substantial Evidence Supports Insurer's Termination Of LTD Benefits
FORT SMITH, Ark. - A disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability(LTD) benefits under the plan's any-occupation standard because there is substantial evidence supporting the insurer's termination of benefits, an Arkansas federal judge said Jan. 16 (Dwight W. Phelan v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 18-2049, W.D. Ark., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7699). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Evidence Supports Insurer's Finding That Claimant Was Not Totally Disabled
PHOENIX - A disability insurer did not breach its contract or act in bad faith by denying a claim for benefits because the evidence supports a finding that the claimant was not totally disabled, an Arizona federal judge said Jan. 30 (Cynthia Cheney v. United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, et al., No. 17-0004, D. Ariz., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14742). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Insurer Failed To Prove Disabling Condition Was Caused By Pre-Existing Condition
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 22 reversed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability plan after determining that the insurer failed to carry its burden of proving that the plan's pre-existing condition exclusion applied to bar a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits (Fadi G. Haddad, M.D. v. SMG Long Term Disability Plan, et al., No. 17-16729, 9th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 2003). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer Reasonably Applied Pre-Existing Condition Limitation To Deny Benefits
BOSTON - A disability insurer's denial of long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on the policy's pre-existing condition limitation was reasonable because the insurer offered a reasonable interpretation of the policy that clearly precludes coverage for LTD benefits if the claimant was treated for the same sickness during the 90 days prior to the effective date of coverage, a Massachusetts federal judge said Jan. 14 (William Holzman v. The Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 17-11436, D. Mass., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6049). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Untimely Demand For Jury Trial Permitted In Disability Coverage Suit
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge on Jan. 29 denied an insurer's motion to strike a disability claimant's untimely demand for a jury trial after determining that the untimely demand will cause no disruption to the court's calendar and will not cause any prejudice to the insurer (Jeffrey Avena v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., No. 18-9406, E.D. La., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13902). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Fortune 100 health insurer plans to open offices at Century Hill Plaza
A health insurer plans to move its Albany area employees into a new $25 million building in Latham, vacating space at the Corporate Woods office park in Albany. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Fortune 100 health insurer plans to open offices at Century Hill Plaza
A health insurer plans to move its Albany area employees into a new $25 million building in Latham, vacating space at the Corporate Woods office park in Albany. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Catalyst Pharma sees net price of drug, once free, topping $300,000
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday that it expects its drug for a rare disease, which had long been available to patients for free, will cost more than $300,000 per year including rebates to insurers and other discounts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acelity to lay off 265 in Texas, N.C.
Acelity is reducing its workforce by approximately 265 employees, according to a recent report from the San Antonio Business Journal. The layoffs include roughly 200 individuals from its Alamo City, Texas-based facilities, with the remaining coming from its Charlotte, N.C.-based location, according to the report. “Unfortunately, this will result in position eliminations for some of our colleagues in San Antonio and Charlotte in the coming months. While this decision is difficult, it is necessary as we expand our commitment to improving our customers’ experience. We are communicating with our teams now so t...
Source: Mass Device - February 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Acelity Source Type: news

In Medicare For All Battle, Insurers Tout Democratic Allies
The health insurance industry is touting bipartisan Congressional support of private Medicare Advantage as some Democrats tout a single-payer version of Medicare for All. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:WCG NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:CNC NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Highmark sees no changes to strategy, even with extension of consent decree
CEO notes insurer has been preparing for the end to the agreement since 2013. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Shacknai wrongful-death case ends in settlement
A wrongful death lawsuit involving the girlfriend of a former Valley CEO has been settled, wiping out a roughly $5.1 million verdict against the business leader's brother. The family of Rebecca Zahau, who was found dead in 2010 at the Coronado Island, California, home of former Medicis Pharmaceuticals CEO Jonah Shacknai, opted to settle with the insurance company representing his brother, Adam Shacknai, who was held responsible for her death, according to the San Di ego Union-Tribune. Details of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Patrick O'Grady Source Type: news

Shacknai wrongful-death case ends in settlement
A wrongful death lawsuit involving the girlfriend of a former Valley CEO has been settled, wiping out a roughly $5.1 million verdict against the business leader's brother. The family of Rebecca Zahau, who was found dead in 2010 at the Coronado Island, California, home of former Medicis Pharmaceuticals CEO Jonah Shacknai, opted to settle with the insurance company representing his brother, Adam Shacknai, who was held responsible for her death, according to the San Di ego Union-Tribune. Details of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick O'Grady Source Type: news

How an Insurance Company Auditor Tried to Destroy My Career
(MedPage Today) -- Niran S. Al-Agba, MD, recounts her row over flu shots (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 7, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross, Atrius Health sign new deal to reduce health care costs
The state ’s largest insurer and largest independent physician group have signed a deal they say could ultimately serve as a contracting model for others. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Florida Blue seeks to dismiss lawsuit alleging Orlando broker monopoly
Florida Blue is ready to take its next steps related to a lawsuit that claims the health insurer has a monopoly in Orlando. The Jacksonville-based firm was able to avoid a preliminary injunction from Oscar Insurance Co. on Feb. 5, after Judge Paul Bryron found Oscar did not meet the burden of proof of irreparable harm to their business. New York-based Oscar, founded in 2012, alleges that Florida Blue's exclusive agreem ents with insurance brokers related to Affordable Care Act plans stifles competition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Walgreens Partnership Boosts Humana's Medicare Enrollment
Humana's joint venture with Walgreens is helping boost the health insurer's enrollment in Medicare Advantage, the fast-growing coverage for U.S. seniors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:CI NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Health insurers evolve product offerings to grow membership
The three top commercial health insurers in Western New York have worked hard to shift pricing, add features and expand access in a bid to retain or grow membership in 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Health insurers evolve product offerings to grow membership
The three top commercial health insurers in Western New York have worked hard to shift pricing, add features and expand access in a bid to retain or grow membership in 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medical malpractice insurance provider to liquidate
A medical malpractice insurer is set to liquidate after being put into receivership last month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Medical malpractice insurer to liquidate
A medical malpractice insurer is set to liquidate after being put into receivership last month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Medical malpractice insurer to liquidate
A medical malpractice insurer is set to liquidate after being put into receivership last month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

When the insurance company monitors your driving in real time does it help?
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) A new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science finds that the auto insurance industry's Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) approach, which uses on-board technology to report drivers' real time driving behavior, benefits both the motorist and the insurer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump Wants To Require Drug Makers, Insurers And Hospitals To Disclose Prices
President Trump called on drug companies, health insurers and hospitals to “disclose real prices.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news