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Forbes  Jan 30  Comment 
Some of the biggest health insurers are baking faulty math into their earnings forecasts by factoring in payments from Uncle Sam that may never materialize
Yahoo  Jan 29  Comment 
The U.S. government estimates as many as six million households may have to pay a penalty for not having had health-insurance coverage last year as required under the Affordable Care Act.
Forbes  Jan 29  Comment 
Joining the parade of health insurance companies leaving fee-for-service medicine in its wake, Anthem (ANTM) says it, too, will ramp up value-based payments to providers of medical care beyond the nearly $40 billion annual commitment it is already...
Insurance Journal  Jan 28  Comment 
More than 9.5 million people have signed up for 2015 individual health insurance on the new exchanges created under the national healthcare reform law, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, a number that surpasses its enrollment target for the...
Insurance Journal  Jan 26  Comment 
Obamacare will cost 7 percent less than expected over the next decade for federal subsidies to help lower-income people pay for private health insurance, congressional researchers said on Monday. A report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget...
Benzinga  Jan 26  Comment 
Health insurance companies were mixed Monday following news that the Obama administration will make a “historic” shift in how Medicare pays doctors and hospitals. The new payment methodology hopes to move the program away from paying based...
Insurance Journal  Jan 26  Comment 
The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government’s health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week that...
Motley Fool  Jan 24  Comment 
Healthcare.gov enrollment is highest in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Georgia during this enrollment period.
Forbes  Jan 23  Comment 
Continuing the health insurance industry’s march further away from fee-for-service medicine, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) executives said this week they will increase value-based payments to doctors and hospitals by 20 percent this year to “north...
TechCrunch  Jan 22  Comment 
 Oscar, the New York-based startup that’s trying to shake up health insurance, is eyeing a debut on the West Coast by next year. The company is in the process of applying to operate in California for the 2016 individual exchange. “We...




 

The health insurance industry consists of companies that provide clients ranging from individuals to large institutions with health insurance. Like other insurers these companies make money by charging their clients a premiums for their insurance contracts and investing those premiums in the market.

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