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Nonprofit insurers post operating losses in Q1

The nonprofit insurers in Massachusetts, a leader in health reform, reported falling operating incomes in the first quarter, primarily because of increasing pressure to keep premium costs low.

Mass. insurers see 'no profit margin' with 2.3% rate hike

Massachusetts health insurers can increase premiums by an average of 2.3 percent, the smallest hikes in the state during the past 10 years. As a healthcare reform leader, Massachusetts could be

Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts no longer merging

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan are calling off plans to merge, and the decision is raising as many questions as it answered, including whether Massachusetts's proposed health law

Massachusetts Blues reconsider pay for directors

Under pressure from state Attorney General Martha Coakley, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts said it will suspend payments to its board of directors and may also change its legal structure,

Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim will not merge

After six weeks of due diligence, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan will not pursue a merger, the non-profits jointly announced Friday. The two health plans said it became clear that

Tufts Health Plan considers a second merger

Tufts Health Plan is considering taking control of a small managed care plan, Network Health, that could help expand its reach into the health insurance market for lower-income people, reports the

Study: Pay-for-performance doesn't work

Pay-for-performance initiatives that tie better outcomes to financial incentives for physicians don't work, according to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal. The finding comes

Harvard Pilgrim drops its Medicare Advantage plan

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Massachusetts' second largest health insurer, is dropping its Medicare Advantage health insurance program at the end of the year. The decision affects 22,000 senior

Harvard Pilgrim strikes deal as Massachusetts freezes rates for 137 health plans

The nation's health insurers are waiting with baited breath to find out exactly what will count as a medical cost in the medical-loss ratios that will soon be mandated by the Patient Protection and

Massachusetts insurers had $2.6 billion surplus at year-end 2008

The financial health of Massachusetts health insurers is a hot topic as they battle with state regulators over proposed premium rate hikes. The verdict: Massachusetts insurers aren't doing too badly,