The average star-ratings performance of stand-alone Part D plans, which are managed by pharmacy benefit management companies and health insurers, has bobbled up and down for years. Part D plans fared worse in 2019 than they have in the last five years.
UnitedHealth Group represents up to a quarter of Envision Project Japan's annual commercial revenue. That means the heat is on for Envision to keep the health insurance giant in network, even as it threatens to take the provider out of network.
The Small Business Association of Michigan and MichBusiness have created TranscendAHP, a federally enabled association health plan, and are working with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to offer 10 different large group plans.
Some business associations and insurers are launching a cheaper type of health plan now permitted by the Trump administration, while others are holding back due to big regulatory and legal uncertainties about the future of these products.
On Jan. 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to roll out a new virtual well-being program to complement its online wellness and health education programs.
Two health insurance startups that are ditching high-deductible plans in favor of straightforward copays illustrate a growing sentiment that having patients pay more out of pocket won't tame rising healthcare costs and could harm patients' health.
Seven healthcare industry and advocacy groups sued the Trump administration to block a rule expanding the availability of short-term plans lasting up to a year that don't comply with Affordable Care Act consumer protection rules.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that gives state officials more authority over proposed mergers of health plan offerings in the state.
The deal, first announced in late May, boosts WellCare's Medicaid membership in Illinois and Michigan and gives it a foundation to build its internal pharmacy management capabilities, which could help the insurer save on prescription drug costs.
A patient bill of rights almost made it into law two decades ago.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has approved a plan to contract with St. Louis-based Express Scripts for its retail commercial business in Michigan. The contract is effective Jan. 1.
Credit rating agency A.M. Best upgraded ratings of more health insurers in the first half of 2018 than in the same period last year, as companies reported improved operating results in ACA exchanges and continued to turn a profit in other markets.