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Anthem, Eli Lilly partner to research health outcomes

Anthem, Eli Lilly and HealthCore--Anthem's analytics and research subsidiary--have formed a five-year collaboration to research ways to improve health outcomes and address gaps in care. 

Wellpoint changes name to Anthem Inc.

Wellpoint announced today it will now be referred to as Anthem Inc. and will use the ticker symbol ANTM when trading on the New York Stock Exchange

Combining all coverage types into integrated plans saves money

Insurers might want to consider expanding their coverage options to provide dental, vision, life, disability and pharmacy benefits into integrated plans for the employer-sponsored market.

Aetna, UnitedHealth, WellPoint earnings: Business is growing

Things are good for the top three health insurers right now, at least financially speaking. Aetna, UnitedHealth and WellPoint all released third quarter reports that surpassed expectations and provided more evidence that the Affordable Care Act is generally good for business.

WellPoint, Blues plans big winners among exchange shoppers

WellPoint and many Blue Cross Blue Shield plans took an aggressive approach to participating in the health insurance exchanges--and it paid off. In 12 of the 15 states with exchange information available, WellPoint and Blues plans dominated the marketplaces last year, according to a new study from Avalere Health.

It may be time to revamp how insurers pay their CEOs

When WellPoint named Joseph Swedish its new CEO back in 2013, the insurer announced  Swedish's salary right off the bat--$1.25 million in salary and as much as $3.75 million in bonuses.

Top 10 insurers in the Part D arena: UnitedHealth at the top

UnitedHealth is top dog when it comes to Medicare Part D presence in the U.S. health insurance market, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

WellPoint changing name to Anthem to create unified brand

WellPoint Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the U.S., which operates Anthem and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, announced yesterday that it's changing its name to Anthem, Inc. to better align its corporate identity and product brands, the  Wall Street Journal  reported.

Go mobile to grab young adults' attention

All the kids are doing it these days, and WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish knows it. What am I talking about? The constant use of smartphones. To capture young consumers' attention, Swedish is...

WellPoint CEO sets sights on technology

WellPoint CEO Joeseph Swedish has made adapting to technology a top priority for the Indianapolis-based insurer, aiming to ease access to healthcare services and cater to younger smartphone-savvy consumers, reports the Associated Press.