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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 …

Most Popular Insurance Journal West Stories of 2014

The year’s most popular InsuranceJournal.com news stories in the West ranged from the tragic to the silly and from matters of great importance to the industry to the ongoing saga of innovative-yet-controversial ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. With an …

China’s Fosun Hikes Offer for Portugal’s Espirito Santo

China’s Fosun raised its offer for Portugal’s Espirito Santo Saude (ESS) to 5.01 euros a share from 4.82 on Thursday, above U.S. firm UnitedHealth’s offer of 5 euros made directly to the bankrupt Espirito Santo family. The hospital business of …

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 …

Big Brazil Health Insurance Deal May be Tough to Replicate

With a $4.9 billion takeover of Brazil’s biggest healthcare provider, UnitedHealth Group appears to have snatched the crown jewel in a market with plenty of promise but formidable barriers to entry for any foreign rivals looking to follow suit. UnitedHealth’s …

UnitedHealth Pays $250K Penalty in Vermont Over Alleged Improper Ads

UnitedHealth Insurance Company has paid a $250,000 penalty in Vermont this month to resolve charges brought by financial regulators. The Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) imposed the penalty on UnitedHealth as part of a …