Individual insurance market

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Cigna buys supplemental insurance company for $295M

Cigna has reached an agreement to acquire the supplemental health insurance unit of American Financial Group for $295 million. By acquiring Great American Supplemental Benefits Group, one of the...

Aetna sells individual health plans at Costco

In another sign that Aetna is focusing on the individual market, the company announced Tuesday that it will sell individual health insurance policies at Costco stores. Members of the wholesale...

Disruptive innovation threatens insurance industry

If you haven't heard of the business term "disruptive innovation," I'm sure you at least would recognize examples of the phenomenon that has completely upended many industries. Southwest Airlines

Humana stays competitive in consumer retail market

Humana is a mover and a shaker within the health insurance industry, taking steps both internally and externally to ensure it remains competitive in the market. Most recently, Humana promoted its

Aetna rebrands itself with new logo, consumer focus

Aetna on Wednesday announced that it is rebranding itself with a new logo and a heightened consumer focus in another clear demonstration that health reform is changing the insurance market. The new

Look to auto insurance for health payers' consumer-centric future

If you watch television, you know all about car insurance commercials. You can probably even quickly identify the various mascots for the companies--the ubiquitous cavemen, the gecko, the "mayhem"

Anthem wants 13% rate hike to offset rising claims, utilization

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield wants to raise premiums by 12.9 percent next year for more than 45,000 individual-market customers in Connecticut. The state's largest insurer said the rate hike,

Maine seeks waiver from medical-loss ratio requirements

While the health insurance industry still is waiting to learn exactly what components will comprise the federally mandated medical-loss ratios under health reform, the state of Maine has already

Individual insurance market will see bumps, but expects long-term growth

The individual health market "is an important and growing market for health plans," says analyst Debra Donahue in Mark Farrah Associates' June 24 Healthcare Business Strategy. "It is emerging as a