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Daily Record
Morris County town briefsMORRISTOWN Due to the extreme cold temperatures expected to be felt this weeke
Morris County town briefs
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
MORRISTOWN Due to the extreme cold temperatures expected to be felt this weekend, the Morristown Fire House located at 161 Speedwell Ave. will be open as a warming center. Call the Morristown Fire House at 973-292-6605 for more... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Health insurance: Merger of four titans into two worries consumer advocates Health Headlines Consumer-advocacy groups, citing concern about the impact i
Health insurance: Merger of four titans into two worries consumer advocates
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
Health Headlines Consumer-advocacy groups, citing concern about the impact in Ohio of four health-insurance titans potentially merging into two, are urging the state... Read more
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Business Insurance
Exchange business limits Humana’s fourth-quarter profitHumana Inc.’s fourth-quarter 2015 net income plummeted 30% on losses in its ind
Exchange business limits Humana’s fourth-quarter profit
Business Insurance / Posted 3 days ago
Humana Inc.’s fourth-quarter 2015 net income plummeted 30% on losses in its individual commercial business offered through public health insurance exchanges, but the health insurer said Wednesday that it expects 2016 to be better. The Louisville,... Read more
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Senior Journal
Obamacare helped over 10 million using Medicare save over $20 billion on drugsMedicare & Medicaid News Obamacare helped over 10 million using Medicare save
Obamacare helped over 10 million using Medicare save over $20 billion on drugs
Senior Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Medicare & Medicaid News Obamacare helped over 10 million using Medicare save over $20 billion on drugs 39 million on Medicare used free preventive services in 2015 Feb. 10, 2016 - The Department of Health and Human Services this week released new... Read more
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The Oakdale Leader
New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act BenefitsThe Department of Health and Human Services recently released new information t
New Information Highlights Affordable Care Act Benefits
The Oakdale Leader / Posted 4 days ago
The Department of Health and Human Services recently released new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare in California continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a... Read more
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MedCity News
The quantified self Kool-Aid is wearing off, thankfullyQuick, someone mix up a batch of Kool-Aid! Someone at Silicon Valley cheerleade
The quantified self Kool-Aid is wearing off, thankfully
MedCity News / Posted 4 days ago
Quick, someone mix up a batch of Kool-Aid! Someone at Silicon Valley cheerleader TechCrunch has dissed health data, and with it, the notion of the quantified self. Despite the proliferation of fitness trackers and other wearable devices, “we haven’t... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Obama Sends Final Budget Proposal To CongressWASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a budg
Obama Sends Final Budget Proposal To Congress
The Huffington Post / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposed $2.9 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years, largely by curbing tax breaks for the wealthy and proposing new savings in the Medicare and Medicaid... Read more
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Business Wire
SCAN Health Plan Expands Provider Network in Los Angeles County With Addition of AltaMed Health ServicesLONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SCAN Health Plan announced today that Alta
SCAN Health Plan Expands Provider Network in Los Angeles County With Addition of AltaMed Health Services
Business Wire / Posted 6 days ago
LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SCAN Health Plan announced today that AltaMed Health Services has joined the Medicare Advantage plan’s provider network, effective February 1. As a result, SCAN members in Los Angeles County now have access to an... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Can Medicare-All Save You 73% on Your Doctor's Bill?"What a Medicare for All program does is finally provide in this country healt
Can Medicare-All Save You 73% on Your Doctor's Bill?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
"What a Medicare for All program does is finally provide in this country healthcare for every man, woman and child as a right." -- Sen. Bernie Sanders "I don't want to see us start over again with a contentious debate." -- Sec. Hillary... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Sunday's letters: They can keep walkingThey can measure how far the state unemployment office is from their house, as
Sunday's letters: They can keep walking
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
They can measure how far the state unemployment office is from their house, as it seems instead of how to fix the roads and schools in the state, it is more important to have bragging rights. Well, they will. They can brag to all who will listen... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
3 Things Every American Needs to Know About MedicareKnow what you need to know about Medicare. The Medicare program turned 50 in 2
3 Things Every American Needs to Know About Medicare
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
Know what you need to know about Medicare. The Medicare program turned 50 in 2015 and currently provides healthcare benefits for more than 50 million Americans. And while Medicare is how millions of retirees pay for healthcare, it's a complicated... Read more
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NJ Biz
Newer players making mark as 288K-plus sign up for Obamacare in N.J.New Jersey's numbers continue to climb in the health care marketplace, and newe
Newer players making mark as 288K-plus sign up for Obamacare in N.J.
NJ Biz / Posted 8 days ago
New Jersey's numbers continue to climb in the health care marketplace, and newer faces are succeeding in grabbing a slice of the membership pie. Overall, 288,573 individuals in the state signed up for individual plans in 2016 through the Affordable... Read more
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Investopedia
How To Make Sure Your Healthcare Costs Do Not Ruin Your RetirementUnforeseen events are bound to happen at any point in our lives. However, it’s
How To Make Sure Your Healthcare Costs Do Not Ruin Your Retirement
Investopedia / Posted 9 days ago
Unforeseen events are bound to happen at any point in our lives. However, it’s best to be prepared for them, especially when they occur at that very fragile point in our lives when we are living off of our retirement savings. In the U.S., life... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Cigna Reports 9 Percent Dip in ProfitsNet profits from Cigna Corp. fell 9 percent in the final quarter of 2015, from
Cigna Reports 9 Percent Dip in Profits
Hartford Courant / Posted 10 days ago
Net profits from Cigna Corp. fell 9 percent in the final quarter of 2015, from $467 million, or $1.77 per share at the end of 2014 to $426 million, or $1.64 a share. The returns to investors were affected by $28 million in costs related to the... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Downgrades Parrish Medical Center, FL to 'BBB'; Outlook Revised to NegativeNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating on the follo
Fitch Downgrades Parrish Medical Center, FL to 'BBB'; Outlook Revised to Negative
Business Wire / Posted 10 days ago
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating on the following bonds issued by the North Brevard County Hospital District on behalf of Parrish Medical Center (PMC) to 'BBB' from 'BBB+': --$30.8 million revenue refunding bonds,... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Cigna Reports 9 Percent Dip In ProfitsNet profits from Cigna Corp. fell 9 percent in the final quarter of 2015, from
Cigna Reports 9 Percent Dip In Profits
Hartford Courant / Posted 10 days ago
Net profits from Cigna Corp. fell 9 percent in the final quarter of 2015, from $467 million, or $1.77 per share at the end of 2014 to $426 million, or $1.64 a share. The returns to investors were affected by $28 million in costs related to the... Read more
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MedCity News
The rise of provider sponsored plansPayer, provider or PayVider? Accountable Care Organizations enable providers o
The rise of provider sponsored plans
MedCity News / Posted 10 days ago
Payer, provider or PayVider? Accountable Care Organizations enable providers of care to take on some of the functions of health plans and to receive some of the financial rewards as well as the risk. But at least on the Medicare side it can be... Read more
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Investopedia
How Medicaid Works After RetirementHowever, if you have limited income, you may also qualify for additional help t
How Medicaid Works After Retirement
Investopedia / Posted 10 days ago
However, if you have limited income, you may also qualify for additional help through Medicaid. A joint federal and state program established in 1965, as part of the "Great Society" reform legislation, Medicaid has often been seen as healthcare for... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Simplifying the Insurance MazeWading through the minefields of insurance can be a daunting task for most of u
Simplifying the Insurance Maze
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
Wading through the minefields of insurance can be a daunting task for most of us. Faced with a barrage of insurance telemarketers, email-blasts and advertisements, it’s often hard to know which way to turn. One local firm is mixing up the way they... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
5 Best Quotes From Anthem’s Earnings CallAnthem reported its Q4 and full-year 2015 earnings at the end of January, and
5 Best Quotes From Anthem’s Earnings Call
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 11 days ago
Anthem reported its Q4 and full-year 2015 earnings at the end of January, and as always, the call was a lot more interesting than the press release. I often find that I get a much better sense of what's going on with the business when I hear... Read more
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Business Wire
EHS-Inland Valleys IPA Receives Integrated Healthcare Association’s Medicare Stars Quality Improvement AwardMONTEREY PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SynerMed, Inc., a market-leading health
EHS-Inland Valleys IPA Receives Integrated Healthcare Association’s Medicare Stars Quality Improvement Award
Business Wire / Posted 12 days ago
MONTEREY PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SynerMed, Inc., a market-leading healthcare platform for government-sponsored healthcare programs based in Monterey Park, California, announced today that EHS-Inland Valleys IPA is a Medicare Stars Quality... Read more
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Business Insurance
The health insurance industry's identity crisisAs lawmakers and policy groups debated the mechanics of what would become the A
The health insurance industry's identity crisis
Business Insurance / Posted 13 days ago
As lawmakers and policy groups debated the mechanics of what would become the Affordable Care Act, health insurers saw the writing on the wall. The public viewed as intolerable insurance strategies that denied coverage to people with pre-existing... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Aetna CEO: Serious Concerns about ObamacareMark Bertolini said during an earnings call that the enforcement of the special
Aetna CEO: Serious Concerns about Obamacare
Hartford Courant / Posted 13 days ago
Mark Bertolini said during an earnings call that the enforcement of the special enrollment period is creating problems, and called the changes that the government recently announced to tighten up those rules "necessary but not sufficient." He said... Read more
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Business Insurance
The health insurance industry's identity crisisAs lawmakers and policy groups debated the mechanics of what would become the A
The health insurance industry's identity crisis
Business Insurance / Posted 13 days ago
As lawmakers and policy groups debated the mechanics of what would become the Affordable Care Act, health insurers saw the writing on the wall. The public viewed as intolerable insurance strategies that denied coverage to people with pre-existing... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Aetna tops 4Q expectations, but 2016 outlook falls shortAetna wrapped up 2015 with a 38-percent surge in fourth quarter earnings but ch
Aetna tops 4Q expectations, but 2016 outlook falls short
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 13 days ago
Aetna wrapped up 2015 with a 38-percent surge in fourth quarter earnings but chased that better-than-expected performance with 2016 guidance that misses Wall Street forecasts.The nation's third largest health insurer said Monday it expects adjusted... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Aetna tops 4Q expectations as 2016 outlook falls shortAetna wrapped up 2015 with a 38-percent surge in fourth quarter earnings but ch
Aetna tops 4Q expectations as 2016 outlook falls short
The Middletown Press / Posted 13 days ago
Aetna wrapped up 2015 with a 38-percent surge in fourth quarter earnings but chased that better-than-expected performance with 2016 guidance that misses Wall Street forecasts. The nation’s third largest health insurer said Monday it expects adjusted... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Aetna 4Q Earnings UpHARTFORD -- Aetna Inc.'s profits grew 38 percent in the last three months of 20
Aetna 4Q Earnings Up
Hartford Courant / Posted 13 days ago
HARTFORD -- Aetna Inc.'s profits grew 38 percent in the last three months of 2015 as compared with the same period a year ago, as the proportion of premiums spent on medical claims fell in both commercial and government products, such as Medicare... Read more
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Market Watch
Aetna profit climbs 38% as costs fallAetna Inc. reported its profit leapt 38% in the final quarter of the year as a
Aetna profit climbs 38% as costs fall
Market Watch / Posted 13 days ago
Aetna Inc. reported its profit leapt 38% in the final quarter of the year as a key measure of the company's medical costs fell, but gave tepid guidance for the current year. "Our government business saw strong growth in membership and premiums, as... Read more
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Business Wire
Aetna Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2015 ResultsHARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced fourth-quarter 20
Aetna Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Results
Business Wire / Posted 13 days ago
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced fourth-quarter 2015 operating earnings (1) of $482.1 million, or $1.37 per share, a per-share increase of 12 percent over the fourth quarter of 2014. Full-year 2015 operating earnings were... Read more
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Investopedia
Managing Your Retirement Portfolio in 2016If January is any indication, 2016 could be a challenging year for everybody. V
Managing Your Retirement Portfolio in 2016
Investopedia / Posted 13 days ago
If January is any indication, 2016 could be a challenging year for everybody. Volatile or down markets can have a major effect on account balances and can potentially force retirees, many of whom rely on their investment accounts to sustain them, to... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
AgeWell at Home: New Baptist Health program offers house calls for ailing seniorsErnest Bennett was recovering from pneumonia when Olga Wells, an advanced regis
AgeWell at Home: New Baptist Health program offers house calls for ailing seniors
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
Ernest Bennett was recovering from pneumonia when Olga Wells, an advanced registered nurse practitioner at Baptist Health, paid him a house call. But the 79-year-old Jacksonville man’s witty commentary didn’t miss a beat. During her Tuesday visit,... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
David Sayen: Choosing a hospital that’s best for youYou’ve probably read a restaurant guide or review before going out for a specia
David Sayen: Choosing a hospital that’s best for you
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 14 days ago
You’ve probably read a restaurant guide or review before going out for a special dinner. And you’ve probably scanned a consumer review or two before buying a new or used car. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where you could get information... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Will Obamacare Fail in 2016? Here are 3 Stocks Set to Benefit if it DoesCourtesy of Flickr, Creative Commons No matter what you think of Affordable Ca
Will Obamacare Fail in 2016? Here are 3 Stocks Set to Benefit if it Does
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 15 days ago
Courtesy of Flickr, Creative Commons No matter what you think of Affordable Care Act, there's no denying that healthcare has been a high-flying sector since the law took effect. No major index of large cap stocks has packed more punch since... Read more
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The News & Observer
Blue Cross projects $400M loss in NC on ACA in just two years | News & Observer January 29, 2016 6:17 PM Insurer is eliminating sales co
Blue Cross projects $400M loss in NC on ACA in just two years
The News & Observer / Posted 15 days ago
| News & Observer January 29, 2016 6:17 PM Insurer is eliminating sales commissions for agents selling ACA plans Will also... Read more
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Business Wire
Guardian Completes Avēsis AcquisitionAvēsis strengthens Guardian’s government programs business as one of the leadin
Guardian Completes Avēsis Acquisition
Business Wire / Posted 15 days ago
Avēsis strengthens Guardian’s government programs business as one of the leading administrators for vision, dental and hearing benefits for government and commercial programs with three million members administered under Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Anthem Earnings Down, Stock FallsAnthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent as the health insurer absor
Anthem Earnings Down, Stock Falls
Hartford Courant / Posted 17 days ago
Anthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent as the health insurer absorbed some sizeable expenses and booked fewer customers than it expected through the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges. The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer... Read more
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Arkansas Business
QualChoice Medicare Product Adds 1,000 New MembersQualChoice said Tuesday that its QualChoice Advantage product added more than 1
QualChoice Medicare Product Adds 1,000 New Members
Arkansas Business / Posted 17 days ago
QualChoice said Tuesday that its QualChoice Advantage product added more than 1,000 new members during the Medicare annual enrollment period for 2016, its first year offering the product. "We're happy to be part of the local community, and to offer... Read more
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Investopedia
How Does Medicare Work After Retirement?Medicare Has Four Parts Part A (Hospital) pays for your care in a hospital, sk
How Does Medicare Work After Retirement?
Investopedia / Posted 17 days ago
Medicare Has Four Parts Part A (Hospital) pays for your care in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, nursing home (as long as it’s not just for custodial care), hospice and certain types of home health services. Part B (Medical) covers medically... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectationsFILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, the Anthem logo hangs at the
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectations
Brandon Sun / Posted 18 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, the Anthem logo hangs at the health insurer's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Anthem reports financial results, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) Anthem's... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
SCIO Health Analytics announces acquisition of Clear Vision Information SystemsSCIO Health Analytics today announced it has acquired Clear Vision Information
SCIO Health Analytics announces acquisition of Clear Vision Information Systems
News-Medical-Net / Posted 18 days ago
SCIO Health Analytics today announced it has acquired Clear Vision Information Systems of Westlake Village, California, creators of an analytics solution and services suite that provides risk adjustment and quality metric strategies for health plans... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectationsAnthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shi
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectations
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 18 days ago
Anthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer absorbed some sizeable one-time expenses but it stuck by previous its forecast for the year. The Indianapolis insurer also said Wednesday that continued gains... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectationsAnthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shi
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectations
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 18 days ago
Anthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer absorbed some sizeable one-time expenses but it stuck by previous its forecast for the year. The Indianapolis insurer also said Wednesday that continued gains... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectationsAnthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shi
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectations
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
Anthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer absorbed some sizeable one-time expenses but it stuck by previous its forecast for the year. The Indianapolis insurer also said Wednesday that continued gains... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectationsAnthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shi
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectations
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
Anthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer absorbed some sizeable one-time expenses but it stuck by previous its forecast for the year. The Indianapolis insurer also said Wednesday that continued gains... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectationsAnthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shi
Anthem 4Q profit falls 64 pct, misses expectations
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 18 days ago
Anthem's fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 64 percent, as the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer absorbed some sizeable one-time expenses but it stuck by previous its forecast for the year. The Indianapolis insurer also said Wednesday that continued gains... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Anthem Earnings: 3 Key Questions Management Should AnswerAnthem will be reporting fourth-quarter 2015 earnings this Wednesday. While th
Anthem Earnings: 3 Key Questions Management Should Answer
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 19 days ago
Anthem will be reporting fourth-quarter 2015 earnings this Wednesday. While the quarter was important, it's really only a prelude for bigger things to come. So while the numbers will be useful to know, what's more key is to see how Anthem is... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Aetna-Humana Merger Could Increase Costs For SomeThe merger of Aetna and Humana could increase costs for some Medicare Advantage
Aetna-Humana Merger Could Increase Costs For Some
Hartford Courant / Posted 19 days ago
The merger of Aetna and Humana could increase costs for some Medicare Advantage customers, a left-of-center think tank projects, but it stopped short of recommending that the Department of Justice reject the merger on antitrust grounds. The report... Read more
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Business Insurance
Leader of big health insurer lobby discusses its futureMarilyn Tavenner was hired last year to take over leadership of America's Healt
Leader of big health insurer lobby discusses its future
Business Insurance / Posted 20 days ago
Marilyn Tavenner was hired last year to take over leadership of America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's leading advocacy group. ts members were struggling to get their bearings in the fledgling insurance marketplaces erected through the... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Pick a tour that's right for you and the world will open upThink of tours as an adventure Tours can be terrific ["Giving Group Tours a Mu
Pick a tour that's right for you and the world will open up
Los Angeles Times / Posted 21 days ago
Think of tours as an adventure Tours can be terrific ["Giving Group Tours a Much Better Name," On the Spot by Catharine Hamm, Jan. 17]. You just have to pick the company with the itinerary that suits you. Many people are worried they won't like the... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Democratic candidates debate ‘single-payer,’ but what does that mean?WASHINGTON — Health care has emerged as one of the flashpoints in the Democrati
Democratic candidates debate ‘single-payer,’ but what does that mean?
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 21 days ago
WASHINGTON — Health care has emerged as one of the flashpoints in the Democratic presidential race. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been a longtime supporter of a concept he calls "Medicare for All," a health system that falls under the heading of... Read more
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