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Insurers could face fines for selling Medigap plans

A new law from the Obama administration will prohibit health insurance companies from selling Medicare supplement plans, or Medigap plans, that help consumers pay their Medicare Part B deductibles. And if an insurer breaks the law, the fine will not be cheap.

Missouri fines Aetna $4.5M for violating state's abortion, autism coverage laws

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D)  announced that the state has reached a $4.5 million settlement with Aetna following two insurance law violations. It's the largest such settlement in state history.

Aetna fined $1 million for Medicare Part D in-network mishap

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has fined Aetna $1 million for the insurer's recent mishap of wrongly identifying 6,887 pharmacies as being in its network.

Kaiser, Group Health Incorporated pay multi-million dollar penalties

Certain top-name insurers are in the spotlight for having to pay some hefty penalties.

Anthem pays $150K fine for data breach affecting 33K members

After violating California state law and breaching members' privacy, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has reached a settlement with the state attorney general, including a $150,000 fine and increased oversight of sensitive information.

Aetna fined $1M for not covering services, false advertising

Aetna failed to cover certain medical services and deceptively marketed its plans to students in Massachusetts and will pay a $1 million fine as a result, according to the state attorney general's office.

15 insurers fail to make mental health notifications, fined $2.7M

New York has fined 15 insurers a total of $2.7 million because they failed to notify small businesses about special mental health coverage available for purchase. Under Timothy's Law, which is named

WellCare to pay $138M in Medicare fraud settlement

WellCare's settlement with the Department of Justice over allegations that the Tampa-based insurer overcharged Medicare by about $46 million finally has gone into effect, reported the Tampa Bay

Blue Cross spends $18.5M on HIPAA violation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee has the dubious distinction of becoming the first health insurer to receive a fine--a hefty $1.5 million--for violating the Health Insurance Privacy and

UnitedHealth pays $250K fine for improper ads

UnitedHealth paid a $250,000 fine to resolve charges that it improperly circulated and published advertisements, including television, newspaper and direct mailings, in Vermont, reported the