Dina Overland

Biography for Dina Overland

Dina Overland is the editor of FierceHealthPayer. Prior to working with FierceMarkets, Dina wrote monthly newsletters on HIPAA and medical privacy issues, nursing home regulations, and food labeling laws. She also blogged for Prevention magazine. Based in the New Orleans area, Dina is a freelance writer, blogger, and indexer. She has a passion for maintaining a healthful, balanced lifestyle that incorporates many alternative and holistic medicines. Dina can be reached at [email protected]. Follow @HealthPayer on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Dina Overland

4 signs wellness programs are here to stay

Wellness programs aren't just a fad that employers and insurers are temporarily implementing; they're here to stay, according to a recent survey from Optum Resource Center.

LGBT consumers less likely to have insurance, Gallup finds

Individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are less likely to have health insurance compared to the non-LGBT population, according to a new Gallup survey.

Study: Higher Medicaid reimbursement leads to more cancer screenings

When Medicaid programs provide higher reimbursements for doctors' office visits, Medicaid members are more likely to receive cancer screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, according to a study published in the journal, Cancer.

6 ways provider networks can help minorities access care

If insurers implement certain standards into their provider networks, they can help minority populations receive better care and thereby lower costs, according to a new issue brief from Families USA.

Proposed rule: Insurers to pay for birth control at closely held companies

The Obama administration proposed a new solution to the issue of closely held companies who object paying for certain contraceptive methods under the Affordable Care Act.

UnitedHealth's exchange presence to increase competition

Competition is about to get stiffer for insurers selling plans on many health insurance exchanges with UnitedHealthcare entering 24 states' online marketplaces with what it says will be affordable plans, reported the Wall Street Journal.

Why insurers should approach product development like start-ups

Ever need to catch a cab, but can't find one anywhere? If you need to be at your destination at a certain time, it can be a very frustrating situation. But with the creation of Uber, Lyft and...

Aetna to close down its CarePass mobile platform

Aetna is closing the doors of its CarePass mobile platform--a unique mobile approach in the insurance industry that garnered widespread support and collaboration from mobile companies, including FitBit--by the end of the year. It has abandoned all plans for the project.

7M are eligible for health insurance early through exchanges

Insurers should start their outreach and marketing early as there are almost 7 million people who are eligible to enroll in a plan sold on the health insurance exchanges before the next open enrollment period begins on Nov. 15, says a new report from Enroll America.


Medicaid insurers struggle to pay for pricey drugs

Medicaid insurers are struggling to pay for pricey drugs, leading some to request states to increase payments so they can run their plans. Meanwhile, some states are deciding restrict the expensive medications.