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  • April 20- Oscar Health Insurance, a privately held company that aims to shake up the industry with technology-driven services for individual consumers, on Monday said it had secured $145 million in new funding led by technology investor Peter Thiel. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc each have tens of millions of corporate members and hundreds of...

  • April 20- Oscar Health Insurance, a privately held company that aims to shake up the industry with technology-driven services for individual consumers, on Monday said it had secured $145 million in new funding led by technology investor Peter Thiel. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Aetna Inc and Anthem Inc each have tens of millions of corporate members and hundreds of...

  • April 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said there had been no "underlying acceleration" in medical usage in the first quarter, allaying investor fears of a rise in costs. UnitedHealth's shares rose 3.5 percent to $121.44, making it the biggest percentage gainer on Dow Jones Industrial Average Index, while it's strong performance sent...

  • UnitedHealth hikes forecast, shares edge to new heights Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    UnitedHealth hiked its 2015 forecast after soaring past Wall Street's first-quarter expectations with a performance fueled partially by growth outside health insurance. Operating earnings from that segment climbed 14 percent to $742 million, even though it also booked $42 million in costs tied to the acquisition of another pharmacy benefits manager,...

  • ST. LOUIS— A Missouri lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses three insurance agencies of failing to safeguard sensitive consumer data from hackers who recently breached health insurer Anthem Inc.' s computer networks. The Missouri suit alleges that compromised Anthem database information including names, employment details and Social Security...

  • CHICAGO— Your private medical information is under threat. Compromised information included patients' names, home addresses, ages, illnesses, test results or Social Security numbers. Vincent Liu, the lead author and a scientist at Kaiser Permanente's research division in Oakland, California.

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— A former candidate for Kansas governor said Monday that he and other attorneys who are suing two subsidiaries of Anthem Inc. can show that individuals were harmed after hackers breached the health insurer's computer networks. Paul Davis and other attorneys who filed the lawsuit earlier this month in Douglas County District Court on behalf of a...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Medical researchers call it the "Angelina Effect," the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie's public crusade for more aggressive detection of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. But there's a catch: Major insurance companies including Aetna, Anthem and Cigna are declining to pay for the latest...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 20- Rapid7, LogRythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter. Shares of publicly traded cybersecurity firms have outperformed the market in recent months, as...

  • BOSTON, March 17- Health insurer Premera Blue Cross said on Tuesday it was a victim of a cyberattack that may have exposed medical data and financial information of 11 million customers in the latest case of healthcare company reporting a serious breach. Premera said it is working with the FBI and investigators from FireEye Inc to investigate the matter.

  • Hacking is just another daily annoyance Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    There's not much you can do to really protect your data, so don't let it paralyze you.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday on a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, but no clear majority was immediately apparent in the case that takes aim at a pivotal part of the statute providing tax subsidies to help people afford insurance. A couple of dozen demonstrators from the conservative...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Health insurer Anthem Inc, which earlier this month reported that it was hit by a massive cyberbreach, said on Tuesday that 8.8 million to 18.8 million people who were members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans could be victims in the attack. Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, is part of a national network of independently run Blue...

  • Feb 24- Health insurer Anthem Inc, which earlier this month reported that it was hit by a massive cyberbreach, said on Tuesday that 8.8 million to 18.8 million people who were not its customers could be victims in the attack. Anthem, the country's second-largest health insurer, is part of a national network of independently run Blue Cross Blue Shield plans through...

  • Feb 23- Humana Inc said on Monday that the U.S. government's proposed payments to insurers that sell Medicare Advantage health plans would mean a 1.25 percent to 1.75 percent cut for the managed care company in 2016.. That is a steeper drop than the 0.95 percent figure the government proposed for the industry on Friday, but was still within expectations, analysts...

  • Analysts see Cyber security companies FireEye Inc and CyberArk Software Ltd benefiting from increased spending on security. While the sector as a whole is doing well, recent strong quarterly results by both FireEye and CyberArk is helping drive their shares higher, said Jim Smith, options strategist at OTR Global. Israel- based CyberArk's U.S.-listed shares...

  • Kids are at risk of ID theft after Anthem breach Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Tens of millions of American children are at risk of having their identities stolen after Anthem breach, NBC News reports.

  • A new tactic in the war against hackers Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Cyber security

    There's a new tactic in the war against hackers that could make US companies far less hackable in the future.

  • Obama on 'Wild Wild West' of cyberattacks Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 3:45 PM ET
    President Barack Obama arrives to speak at the White House Summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto on February 13, 2015.

    President Barack Obama met with CEOs at a summit held by the White House that aims to build support for cybersecurity laws.

  • Cyberattacks an 'existential threat,' says VC Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    Despite recent high-profile attacks, not enough is being done to protect systems from hackers, venture capitalist Venky Ganesan warned.