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Health Insurers Face New Scrutiny Over Price Hikes

December 22, 2010 - U.S. health insurance companies that want to increase premiums by 10 percent or more next year would face tougher government scrutiny under new rules proposed Tuesday. The rules, called for under...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/12/22/115868.htm

Health Insurers Win Some Breaks with Medical Loss Ratio Rule

November 22, 2010 - New U.S. health insurance spending rules aimed at ensuring more customer dollars go toward medical care were finalized on Monday, ending a source of uncertainty for investors in the sector....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/11/22/115106.htm

Employers Given More Leeway to Switch Providers Under Obamacare

November 16, 2010 - U.S. employers offering health insurance to workers will not lose protected status under the new healthcare law if they decide to switch healthcare plan providers, U.S. administration officials...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/11/16/114907.htm

Industry Worries As Regulators Decide on Critical Loss Ratio

October 21, 2010 - A seven-month-long process for determining how much U.S. health insurers must spend on medical care comes to a head Thursday, amid fresh concerns that the rules will lead companies to desert some...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/10/21/114218.htm

House Report: Denials of Coverage by Large Health Insurers Up 49%

October 13, 2010 - Coverage denials of individuals based on their medical histories by the nation's top for-profit health insurance companies rose by nearly half in recent years, U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday. The...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/10/13/113993.htm

Obama Administration Asks Health Insurers to Embrace Reforms Now

July 9, 2010 - U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has bashed insurers over rate increases, is seeking their help in making medical coverage accessible for more patients in the years before major reforms...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/07/09/111442.htm

Winners, Losers in Obama Health Proposal

February 22, 2010 - Health insurers, makers of brand-name drugs and generic drugmakers are among the industry players who see further pressure in President Barack Obama's health care proposal released Monday. The...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/02/22/107556.htm

Health Insurers Seek Tax, Profit Changes in Health Reform Bill

January 8, 2010 - Health insurance lobbyists are pushing lawmakers to eliminate caps on profits and other administrative spending and delay a hefty, industry-wide tax under the massive healthcare reform legislation...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/01/08/106467.htm

Securities Fraud Lawsuits Slide As Credit Crisis Eases

January 5, 2010 - U.S. securities fraud lawsuits slid in 2009 as stocks rose and the credit crisis eased. Investors filed 169 prospective securities class-action lawsuits in 2009, down 24 percent from 223 in the...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/01/05/106378.htm

Health Insurers, White House Spar as Healthcare Debate Heats Up

December 4, 2009 - The health insurance industry Thursday struck back at provisions in Congress' healthcare proposals that it said would do little to curb the nation's spiraling costs or provide people more...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2009/12/04/105734.htm

Republicans Seek to Add Malpractice, Kill Individual Mandate in Health Bill

October 20, 2009 - Republicans will seek amendments to parts of the Democrat's healthcare reform they oppose, rather than push for an alternative plan to overhaul the $2.5 trillion system, a key senator said Monday....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2009/10/20/104637.htm

White House Blasts Health Insurers’ Report on Costs of Reform Bill

October 13, 2009 - The White House Monday blasted a report from the health insurance industry that said Senate healthcare legislation would lead to increases in annual insurance premiums of as much as $4,000 by 2019....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2009/10/13/104462.htm

Senate Finance Panel to Vote Today on Healthcare Reform Bill

October 13, 2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama's push for healthcare reform gathered steam Thursday as a Senate panel scheduled a key vote and Democrats in the House of Representatives moved closer to hatching a...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2009/10/13/104463.htm

Insurers in Crosshairs of U.S. Health Care Reformers

August 11, 2009 - The debate over reforming the U.S. health care system has zeroed in on one main target: insurance companies. Democrats and the Obama administration plan to spend August battling to win popular...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2009/08/11/102909.htm

Ratings Recap: Phila. Consolid., AmCOMP, Medical Savings, Hospitals

December 8, 2008 - A.M. Best Co. has withdrawn and assigned an "nr" to the issuer credit rating (ICR) of "a-" of Pennsylvania-based Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. as a result of the recently completed...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/12/08/96134.htm

Nevada Insurance Regulator to Retire

May 19, 2008 - Longtime Nevada Insurance Commissioner Alice Molasky-Arman has decided to retire effective Sept. 7, 2008, after a long regulatory career. Molasky-Arman was named commissioner in 1995 and has served...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2008/05/19/156354.htm

Nevada Insurance Regulator to Retire

April 28, 2008 - Nevada Insurance Commissioner Alice Molasky-Arman is stepping down after a long regulatory career that included approval in 2007 of a $2.6 billion deal involving Nevada's largest health insurer —...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2008/04/28/89489.htm

Former Minn. Executive to Lead GOP Convention Fundraising Effort

August 22, 2007 - A retired insurance company executive will take the lead role in promoting and raising money for the 2008 Republican National Convention. The local host committee planning for the GOP gathering...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2007/08/22/82919.htm

N.Y. Hospital, Upset Over Claims Denials, Accuses HMO of Racketeering

April 20, 2007 - A hospital network tired of having its bills challenged by HMOs has decided to play rough. Its members are suing two of the region's largest health insurers, claiming each tried to weasel out of...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2007/04/20/78845.htm

Business Moves

March 26, 2007 - Markel, Black/White Associates Markel Insurance Co. has agreed to acquire the social services program business of Black/White & Associates Insurance Brokers. The transaction is scheduled to close...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/business-moves/2007/03/26/153662.htm