Aetna News

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 …

Aetna Completes Acquisition of UK-Based InterGlobal

Aetna announced that it has completed its acquisition of United Kingdom-based InterGlobal from a group led by its majority shareholder Alchemy Partners. The bulletin noted that “InterGlobal specializes in international private medical insurance for groups and individuals in the Middle …

Start-Up Health Insurance Co-Ops Vow to Compete with Commercial Insurers

They have rented offices and zero customers. All their capital is borrowed. They’re trying to sign the kind of expensive, chronically ill individuals that insurers have avoided for decades. In three weeks they face mighty competitors with a hundred times …

Iowa Health Insurance Exchange Price Info Delayed

Iowa’s insurance commissioner says he needs a commitment from a national insurer before he can release pricing information on policies to be sold on the state’s new health insurance exchange. The prices were scheduled to be released next week, but …

Health Insurers Cautious About Joining State Health Exchanges

The nation’s largest health insurers are far from leaping at the chance to join new state health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama’s reform law, making it likely that some markets will have little or no competition next year. These …

Insurance Agent Takes Stand on Gay Marriage in Supreme Court Case

Today David Kosar can be considered one of the nation’s most outspoken insurance agents on the issue of gay marriage. Kosar, owner of David Kosar Insurance Agency-American Family in Everett, Wash., has joined an amicus brief filed by 278 businesses, cities …