LANSING, Mich.-- A continuation of a 1 percent tax on health insurance claims passed Michigan's Senate Thursday, but yet to be resolved is how to ensure the levy brings in enough revenue for Medicaid, which serves 1.9 million low-income state residents. Rick Snyder's proposed expansion of Medicaid eligibility to 320,000 more low-income adults.» Read More
*Q4 EPS 92 cents ex legal costs tops view 82 cents. Feb 5- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. for-profit hospital operator, on Tuesday reported lower quarterly net earnings due to costs to settle legal claims, but revenues were boosted as more patients sought treatment during a severe flu season.
Consumer Reports has found about $1 billion in life insurance benefits is waiting to be claimed by beneficiaries.
*Humana profit of $1.19 a share beats Wall St view of $1.06. Feb 4- Health insurer Humana Inc reported a drop in fourth-quarter profits on Monday and said it was experiencing the worst flu season in a decade that would cost $75 million for added healthcare services such as hospitalizations.
Feb 4- Humana Inc reported lower fourth-quarter earnings that still exceeded its own and analysts' expectations as the health insurer kept control of rising costs.
Feb 4- Health insurer Humana Inc said on Monday that fourth-quarter earnings had fallen as a rise in operating expenses outpaced its increase in revenue. The company reported net income of $192 million, or $1.19 a share, down from $199 million, or $1.20 per share, a year earlier.
TORONTO, Feb 3- After ringing up share-price gains last year that led the market, Canada's life insurers look ripe for a setback even if they post blockbuster quarterly results over the next couple of weeks.
WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The Obama administration on Friday sought to settle a dispute with some religious leaders over the inclusion of contraceptives in employees' health insurance plans by proposing to separate birth control from other benefits.
A new report shows non-network providers are charging insured patients outrageous out-of-network fees. Doctors fault insurers for reimbursing doctors at far lower rates than before.
The Obama administration is offering a compromise on new Obamacare rules that would allow religious employers to exclude contraceptives from health insurance for employees, but would still guarantee those employees access to free coverage for birth control.
WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The Obama administration on Friday offered a compromise on controversial new health care rules that would allow religious employers to exclude contraceptives from health insurance for their employees, but would still guarantee those employees access to free coverage for birth control.
Payment for shares made in cash- HSBC. HONG KONG, Feb 1- China has approved the sale of HSBC's remaining $7.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to a group controlled by Thailand's richest man, allowing completion of the biggest equity purchase in the country by a foreign investor.
HONG KONG, Feb 1- China has approved the sale of HSBC's remaining $7.5 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to a group controlled by Thailand's richest man, giving the green light to the country's biggest inbound M&A deal.
WASHINGTON, Feb 1- Only 11 of the 50 U.S. states have moved to implement new consumer safeguards under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, raising questions about how major health insurance reforms will be enforced, a report released on Friday says.
Jan 31- Aetna Inc said on Thursday that fourth-quarter earnings fell sharply, as costs rose in parts of its employer-based insurance business and as it took charges for settling litigation involving its payment practices for out-of-network care.
*10- yr yield now 5 bp above last week's 6- week low. *Superlong tenor still supported by life insurance demand-strategist. TOKYO, Jan 30- Japanese government bonds inched lower on Wednesday, in line with U.S.
*WellPoint expects significant Medicaid growth in 2014. Jan 23- A top U.S. insurance industry executive on Wednesday predicted that most states will agree to expand their Medicaid programs under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, despite opposition from more than a dozen Republican governors.
Jan 23- WellPoint Inc reported a higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, but the second-largest U.S. health insurer said it was taking a "prudent" view of 2013 as it faces industry reform.
Jan 23- WellPoint Inc reported a higher fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday and said it was taking a "prudent" view of 2013 as the second-largest U.S. health insurer faces industry reform.
Jan 23- Health insurer WellPoint Inc said on Wednesday that its fourth-quarter net profit had risen to $464.2 million, or $1.51 per share, helped by an income tax settlement and investment gains.
Jan 23- Health insurer WellPoint Inc said on Wednesday that its fourth-quarter net profit had risen to $464.2 million, or $1.51 per share, helped by an income tax settlement and investment gains. On an adjusted basis, the company said earnings had increased to $1.03 per share from 99 cents a year earlier, driven by cost controls and operating results.