UnitedHealth Looks To Increase Exchange Participation

By Caroline Chen

As a result of the crowded market driving down prices in New York - one of just five states where UnitedHealth is involved in an exchange - the insurer may boost participation in public insurance exchanges.

Celent Names Carnahan as Research Director

By Jennifer Morrell

Karlyn Carnahan brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to her new role.

Progressive Selects Bolt Platform

By Carrie Burns

The portal is designed to enable customers to choose coverage via a side-by-side quote, but also purchase and service the insurance on one platform.

Principal Financial Group Partners With Liazon

By Jennifer Morrell

The private benefits exchange agreement is designed to help employers looking for flexible benefit options.

A Tough Road Ahead for Sylvia Mathews Burwell

By Carrie Burns

In addition to preparing for 2015 enrollment, the expected successor to Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. health secretary will face health insurers' warning of double-digit premium increases.

Viewpoint: Sebelius In A Tough Spot But Could Have Done More

By Michael Lujan

Former head of sales and marketing at Covered California and former director of sales at Blue Shield of California, Michael Lujan, says Kathleen Sebelius was in an "unwinnable position."

Off-Exchange Options Flew Under Enrollment Radar

By Bruce Shutan

Health insurers say that a fair number of new signups do not involve HIX options.

Quindell and UK Auto Insurer RAC Launch Connected Car Products

By Chris McMahon

The new company will distribute connected car products to consumers in the UK and Canada, fleets in Europe and to vehicle makers globally, company says.

WellPoint Leads $13 Million Battle on California Insurance Rates

By Alison Vekshin

Leading companies have poured $13.4 million into defeating a ballot initiative that would give California regulators the power to reject increases in health policy premiums.

Health Insurers Are Extending Enrollment Period, EHealth Says

By Caroline Chen

Health Net Inc. and insurers in at least 14 states will let consumers who missed open enrollment sign up for health plans in April.

Obamacare Late Sign-Ups May Signal Young, Healthy Buying Plans

By Alex Wayne and Shannon Pettypiece

More than 1 million people waited until the last five days to sign up, and early indications are that many were young minorities.

ACA Open Enrollment Extension May Injure Insurers

By Melissa A. Winn

Higher losses and premium rates likely to result from ACA open enrollment extensions, Moody's says.

More Than 7 Million Enrolled by Obamacare Deadline, Carney Says

By Angela Greiling Keane and Roger Runningen

The figure doesn’t include enrollments through separate state exchanges or people who started the process and weren’t able to finish because of technical difficulties.

Obamacare Sign-Up Ends as It Began With Crashes, Challenges

By Caroline Chen, Margaret Talev and Alex Wayne

Attention should now turn to the quality of coverage Obamacare enrollees receive, their access to medical services and insurer preparations for 2015.

Capital Insurance Group Selects Guidewire Billing

By Jennifer Morrell

P&C insurer looks to BillingCenter for oversight of billing operations, including agency and direct bill, across all of its lines of business.


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