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Obamacare Users Would Move to Low-Cost Plans Under U.S. Proposal

By Crayton Harrison

The changes, which also include requirements for insurers on the transparency of their rate increases, are open to public comment.

Obamacare Data Inflation Prompts Health Chief to Demand Review

By Alex Wayne

The health department acknowledged Nov. 20 that it had double-counted about 393,000 people in dental plans when it announced that 7.3 million Americans were enrolled in August.

House Republicans Sue Obama Over Delay in Health-Care Mandate

By Sophia Pearson and Kathleen Miller

Republican leaders in Congress said the executive action was beyond the president’s power, and some state officials have threatened to sue.

U.S. Says Obamacare Numbers Erroneously Inflated by Dental Plans

By Alex Wayne

The accurate number with full health-care plans is 6.7 million as of Oct. 15, says a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Humana and CVS/pharmacy to Offer In-Store Health Insurance Payment

By Bob Violino

Individual plan members now can pay monthly premiums at retail locations.

Hamilton Health Care System Adopts Cloud-Based Benefits Administration

By Lenny Liebmann

Benefitfocus software helps 1500-plus employees to choose from available plans.

Hiscox Rolls Out New Digital Insurance Platform for UK Customers

By Beth Bacheldor

The new platform is based on Backbase’s customer experience platform designed to help insurers deliver customer-centric, digital services.

Revamped Obamacare Website Received 100,000 Applications in a Day

By Steven Yaccino

Enrollments and the lack of widespread technological glitches on the website were cause for celebration within the Obama administration.

P&C Analytics for the Past, Present and Future

By INN Staff

Big data and analytics are taking the P&C sector by storm. Strategy Meets Action’s report shows which tools and techniques are getting the most traction.

GAO Details Factors That Led To Extremely Low SHOP Enrollment

By Brian Kalish

With no access to online enrollment, GAO states that employers had to enroll through the help of agents and brokers or directly through issuers.

Willis Group Hires AIG’s Nicolas Aubert to Head U.K. Insurance

By Laura Davison

AIG’s chief operating officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, will report to Willis Deputy CEO Steve Hearn.

States Ready Obamacare Fixes as Court Case Threatens Subsidies

By Alex Wayne

To keep subsidies intact, Delaware officials are contemplating a technical work-around, while Illinois’ outgoing governor is seeking to push through a legislative fix in the final months of his term.

Commercial Insurers Must Become Data Driven to Succeed

By Beth Bacheldor

A new report advises insurers to implement data-driven predictive analytics to remain competitive and profitable in the rapidly-changing commercial lines insurance industry.

Aetna’s bswift Acquisition: A Sign of More to Come

By Brian M. Kalish

As the private exchange market continues to expand, further mergers and acquisitions are expected.

Aetna to Acquire Private HIX Provider bswift

By Brian M. Kalish

Aetna will use available resources to purchase bswift, which will operate as a separate business within Aetna under its existing leadership structure.

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