Finance Insurance


  • Marilyn Tavenner

    Marilyn Tavenner's predictions come as insurers are preparing to submit their proposed 2017 rates.

  • Vehicles are left stranded on Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015.

    Travelers reported a 17 percent drop in profit on Thursday as catastrophe losses nearly doubled, mainly due to hail storms in Texas in late March.

  • Cusomers get information from a reception desk at a UnitedHealthcare store

    If you signed up for a UnitedHealth Group plan on an Obamacare exchange for 2016, don't count on renewing your coverage next year if you live in Connecticut, Michigan, or dozens of other states.

  • UnitedHealth Group

    UnitedHealth's earnings set the tone for the health sector, and this quarterly report may be even more of a bellwether than usual.

  • Downpayment protection for skittish homeowners

    CNBC's Diana Olick looks at a new product from ValueInsured aimed at protecting homeowners' downpayment from falling home prices; and speaks with Joe Melendez, ValueInsured CEO, and Barry Zigas, Zigas & Associates LLC founder.

  • Newborn baby crying

    The new primary care payment model will affect up to 25 million patients, and 20,000 doctors by tying patient outcomes to Medicare payments.

  • MetLife

    Federal regulators' decision to designate insurer MetLife as "too big to fail" was "arbitrary and capricious," a U.S. judge wrote.

  • Biotech research microscope

    Is the biotech industry having a good year or a slow one? Expert analysts weigh in on CNBC's "Power Lunch."

  • Waiting in doctor's office

    Almost 90 percent of doctors' visits are booked over the phone, even as online scheduling dominates many other services.

  • Insurance is more exposed to risk: IMF's Gelos

    Gaston Gelos, chief of the global financial stability division of the IMF, says risk in the insurance sector is growing, but is lower than in banking.

  • Money and prescription drugs

    Most retirees rely on Social Security for retirement income, but few realize just how big a bite out of benefits medical-care costs take.

  • AIG headquarters in New York City.

    AIG Chief Executive Peter Hancock tells CNBC he'd go about ditching the insurer's "too big to fail" designation differently than rival MetLife.

  •  MetLife loses 'too big to fail' tag

    Peter Hancock, AIG president & CEO, discusses a ruling that designates MetLife no longer "systemically important" and why it could be important to AIG. Also Hancock talks about the insurance company's exposure to hedge funds and the decision to reduce its position in them.

  • Two phony cancer charities that swindled donors out of more than $75 million will be dissolved, NBC News reports.

  • Metlife, insurers' shares surge

    CNBC's Bob Pisani reporting that insurance stocks are leading the S&P 500 after MetLife was ruled as a non-systemically important institution.

  • Norman Lear

    "Maude" creator Norman Lear can't believe a woman’s right to choose is still under fire. It has a huge impact on their lives and careers.

  • Court: Gov't can't call Metlife 'too big to fail'

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reporting that a court has sided with insurer MetLife to remove the "too big to fail" designation and therefore not subject to oversight by the Federal Reserve.

  • Activist Erin Brockovich uses a computer model to display the growing environmental hot spots as she speaks during an Oklahoma Earthquake Town Hall Meeting at the University of Central Oklahoma February 23, 2016.

    The U.S. Geological Survey released data on man-made earthquakes related to wastewater injection from oil and gas drilling.

  • Doctor, stethoscope and money

    A program that paid patients cash to get lower-cost treatments earned insurers a 7-to-1 return on their investment.

  • Warren Buffett

    UBS says in a note that uncertain markets play into Berkshire Hathaway's structural advantages.

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