Aetna News

California Commissioner Asks National Regulators to Block Aetna-Humana Deal

California’s insurance commissioner on Thursday urged national antitrust regulators to block health insurer Aetna Inc’s proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana Inc. David Jones, whose state Department of Insurance does not have authority to block the deal, said the acquisition …

Missouri Insurance Regulator: Aetna/Humana Plan Would Limit Competition

Missouri’s insurance department has dealt a setback to a proposal by the nation’s third-largest health insurer to buy another insurance company. State Insurance Director John Huff says Aetna’s planned purchase of Humana would sap competition from an already concentrated market. …

Aetna to Offer Individual Plans in Maine’s Health Exchanges

Aetna plans to offer individual plans in part of Maine on the Affordable Care Act’s health exchanges, bringing more competition to the market. A filing with the state indicates Aetna will join Community Health Options, Harvard Pilgrim and Anthem Blue …

Health Insurers File Proposed Rates for 2017 DC Health Link

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) said it has received 170 proposed health insurance plan rates for review from four major insurers in advance of the fourth year of open enrollment on DC Health Link, …

Delaware: Former Coventry Policyholders Entitled to Unclaimed Funds

The Delaware Department of Insurance said several consumers have recently contacted the department’s Consumer Services Division regarding a letter they received in the mail from “Aetna, Treasury Services – Unclaimed Property.” The letter states that the consumer may be owed …

Health Insurers in Kansas Support Network-Only Plan Proposal

Insurance providers have asked Kansas lawmakers to approve a measure that would allow them to offer health plans requiring customers to only use the insurers’ network. The plans are called Exclusive Provider Organization, or EPOs. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the …

Big Health Insurers Still View Obamacare as Big Opportunity

Slipping enrollment and struggling competitors have done little to shake the faith that the nation’s biggest health insurers have placed in the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges. Aetna executives said last week that the exchanges, a key element in …

Employers Try Adding Genetic Testing to Employee Wellness Mix

Employers may one day help determine if employees’  genes are why their jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health before …

Aetna to Establish Captive Insurance Company in Connecticut

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced last week that Hartford, Connecticut-based health insurer Aetna is establishing its captive insurance company in its home state, becoming the state’s fifth licensed and largest captive insurer to date. Aetna’s captive, the Aetna Risk …

Aetna, Humana, Cigna Accused of Bias Against AIDS Patients in Florida

Advocates for people with HIV and AIDS charged that insurers including Aetna Inc., Humana Inc. and Cigna Corp. have discriminated against Obamacare patients in Florida infected with the virus. The Tampa-based AIDS Institute and the National Health Law Program, an …