Looking to successful consumer-oriented companies like Wal-Mart and Proctor & Gamble can help insurers survive the transition to and thrive within the evolving health insurance market.
Premera Blue Cross believes it has found a way to transition from the fee-for-service payment model toward the newer value-based system--a global outcomes contracting program.
Several themes emerge as I peruse the agenda for AHIP Institute 2013 held later this week in Las Vegas--consumers are key, but the millions of new consumers about to enroll in health insurance...
Healthcare costs for the 1 million members participating in CareFirst's patient-centered medical home totaled $98 million less than the insurer projected, resulting in 2.7 percent savings, according to the announcement.
The reform law's medical-loss ratio provision saved consumers $2.1 billion in only one year, says a new study published by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The White House claimed a victory last week when it announced more than 120 insurers intend to sell plans on the federally-run health insurance exchange and that 90 percent of consumers would choose...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has created a new company with the state's largest private psychiatric hospital to integrate healthcare with mental health and substance abuse services.
In a settlement, Anthem Blue Cross of California has agreed to allow patients with HIV/AIDS to obtain their medications from pharmacies, instead of its standard mail-order pharmacy program.
There's a growing trend in the healthcare industry–disclosing costs for services. In any other industry, that's a no-brainer necessity for a consumer to make an informed decision about what to purchase. But when it comes to health insurance, consumers often must determine whether to undergo a test, procedure or exam without knowing those services' accompanying price tags.
After only two months on the job, WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish is shaking up the company's management, consolidating its business into two primary units.