The collapse last year of Health Republic of New York, the country's largest consumer operated and oriented plan, is having a reverberating effect on other insurers on the state's insurance exchange, including UnitedHealth Group.
It looks as though change will continue to be a constant in the health insurance industry in 2016. After all, this is the age of the Affordable Care Act, a massively disruptive force that continues...
Arizona's consumer operated and oriented plan (CO-OP) has became the latest to fail, bringing to a total 13 CO-OPs that have either closed or started to wind down operations across the country.
While more than half of consumer owned and operated plans around the country are closing, one CO-OP has found a way to survive despite a slow start, according to an article in Connecticut NPR.
Karen DeSalvo is waiting in the wings to fully step into the role of assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, but one lawmaker may cause her wait to be even longer.