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Aetna, CareFirst, Kaiser, UnitedHealth interested in D.C. exchange

As insurers continue to submit plans to sell on states' health insurance exchanges, the Washington, D.C. online marketplace boasted that four major companies intend to operate on its exchange.

Why wouldn't insurers cover smoking cessation?

We recently reported that health insurers still aren't providing smoking cessation programs, despite the reform law requiring them to cover such preventive programs. The ones that do offer...

Smoking cessation coverage falls short of reform law standards

Most health insurers still don't cover smoking cessation programs, even though the reform law requires the coverage of this preventive service. And among the insurers that do include smoking...

HHS could play large regulatory role in health exchanges

Although states still have until mid-December to tell HHS if they want to run their own exchanges or default to the federal version, it appears the agency will have a large exchange role in about 30 states.

Court: Insurers' profits irrelevant in rate hike approvals

In a case with potential national implications, Maine's highest court unanimously ruled that state regulators were justified to deny Anthem Health Plans of Maine's proposed rate hike for individual

Anthem hikes premiums by half of requested amount

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine is increasing premiums on its individual policies by an average of 5.3 percent--rather than the 9.7 percent increase requested by the company earlier this

Insurance policies are getting coverage labels

I am a chronic food label reader, scanning everything I purchase in the grocery store to ensure it adheres to my particular dietary choices. I also read the dreaded fine print related to medications

Anthem's rate appeal dismissed by state supreme court

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New health benefits brochures are win-win for payers, consumers

I think it's safe to say that health insurance is a vital part of physical well-being. Taken a step further, the right insurance policy for the specific patient at the particular time helps ensure