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Individual market struggles drag down Anthem's Q4 earnings

In its fourth-quarter earnings report Wednesday, Anthem said its net income fell 64 percent, in part because of challenges tied to its individual business. Its government business, however, continues to perform well, as its operating revenue rose 17 percent in the quarter.

5 notable health IT headlines in 2015

For healthcare IT stakeholders, 2015 was a notable year on many fronts. In this special report,  FierceHealthIT  looks back at five of the most noteworthy headlines from the past 12 months. 

Iowa set to make Medicaid transition in March--without WellCare

Iowa's governor says the state will be ready to shift management of its Medicaid program to three private managed care companies by March 1, following a tumultuous past week in which a fourth company--WellCare--officially lost its contract, the  The Gazette  reports.

Why Medicare could eventually become the basis for our single-payer healthcare system

Whatever its flaws, Medicare is one of the few voices of rationality in healthcare finance. Due to the system's huge amount of leverage--it covers about 55 million Americans--it is able to...

Despite UnitedHealth's exchange struggles, other insurers still optimistic

Now that UnitedHealth Group has made it clear that it is losing money on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the focus is turning to the country's other major insurers to determine just how worried the Obama administration--and consumers--should be.  

Q3: Big five insurers post positive results, but struggle on exchanges

Now that the "big five" U.S. health insurers have all released their third-quarter earnings, it's clear that while the companies reported plenty of positive news, most are experiencing challenges in the individual market.

Insurers shift strategies amid challenges of exchange market

Now that the Affordable Care Act's third open enrollment period has begun, a clearer picture of how health insurers are adjusting to the seismic changes in individual market has emerged.

Enrollment growth boosts Anthem's 3Q profits

Anthem posted a profit of $654.8 million, or $2.43 a share, in the third quarter of 2015, an increase from the $630.9 million ($2.22 a share) it reported in the same quarter last year.

What policymakers can learn from Medicaid managed care innovations

States that want their programs to better serve the growing ranks of Medicaid enrollees should look to some of the innovative solutions employed by Medicaid managed care organizations, according to a new white paper from the Anthem Public Policy Institute.  

Report: Healthcare accounts for 21 percent of data breaches worldwide

In the first half of 2015, there were more than 245.9 million records breached worldwide--with the largest impacting consumers of health insurance company Anthem, according to a new report.