SANTA FE, N.M.-- New Mexico is switching gears on its plan for a health insurance exchange and initially will partner with the federal government for computer services needed for an online insurance marketplace.» Read More
TOKYO, April 8- The yen tumbled while Japanese stocks and government bonds rallied on Monday as the Bank of Japan lost no time embarking on its ambitious stimulus drive, but weak U.S. jobs data and regional risks such as North Korea weighed on other assets.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan hits 4- month lows, bird flu, N.Korea jitters weigh. TOKYO, April 8- The yen tumbled and Japanese stocks soared on Monday as the Bank of Japan lost no time embarking on its ambitious stimulus drive, but U.S. weak jobs data and regional risks such as the bird flu and North Korea weighed on other assets.
*Healthcare stocks rally, Humana among S&P's top percentage gainers. The news boosted shares of some health insurers, including Humana, which derives about two-thirds of its revenue from Medicare Advantage business.
NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks ended higher on Tuesday, though off their session highs, with increased payment rates for some health insurers boosting the sector. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 89.16 points, or 0.61 percent, at 14,662.01. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 15.69 points, or 0.48 percent, at 3,254.86.
Which health insurance stock can keep your portfolio strong? Enis Taner, RiskReversal.com and Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research, discuss.
*Healthcare stocks rally, Humana is S&P's top percentage gainer. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, moving the S&P 500 closer to its all-time intraday high, as increased payment rates for some health insurers boosted the sector and Cyprus concluded bailout talks.
Following intense lobbying from the health insurance industry and members of Congress, the U.S. government said it will increase the payment rate for health insurers that offer coverage through the popular Medicare Advantage program.
In a reversal, the U.S. government said it will increase the payment rate for health insurers that offer coverage through the popular Medicare Advantage program.
Health insurance stocks are moving higher on the decision from the Center for Medicare Services--CMS says they will not propose a cut to Medicare reimbursement rates, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
With only six months before the start of enrollment for Obamacare, state and federal health officials are racing to get insurance regulations and systems up and running in time.
WASHINGTON, March 26- President Barack Obama's top healthcare adviser acknowledged on Tuesday that costs could rise in the individual health insurance market, particularly for men and younger people, because of the landmark 2010 healthcare restructuring due to take effect next year.
NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. insurer Protective Life Insurance is the leading candidate to buy some of AXA SA's U.S. life insurance assets in a deal that could be valued at around $1 billion, according to two people familiar with the situation. An AXA spokeswoman declined to comment.
TOKYO, March 26- Yields on benchmark 10- year Japanese government bonds fell to a near-decade low for a fourth straight day after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said buying longer-dated debt was a policy option to pursue monetary easing.
TOKYO, March 26- Japanese government bond prices rose on Tuesday, with the 10- year yield hitting a near-decade low for a fourth straight day after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said buying longer-dated debt was a policy option to pursue monetary easing.
WASHINGTON, March 21- Requiring life insurers and banks to report some tax transactions to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service was among tax reform options included in a discussion draft circulated among U.S. Senate tax writers and obtained by Reuters on Thursday.
Dr. Benjamin Carson was a political unknown just weeks ago. Now, He is in some ways a dream candidate for Republicans. The NYT reports.
NEW YORK, March 21- Walk-in clinics are popping up in shopping malls and main streets across the United States and private equity is helping fund the expansion. The number of such clinics in the United States climbed almost 20 percent to 9,400 in the last four years, according to the Urgent Care Association of America.
Walgreen and partner Alliance Boots will take up to a 23 percent stake in AmerisourceBergen, ending Walgreen's current contract with Cardinal Health.
Mark Bertolini, Aetna chairman & CEO, reveals his company's strategy to deal with uncertainty in Washington, and introducing mindfulness to his employees.
For many Americans, the health reform law will forevermore tie their health to their taxes.