Buffett, Bezos and Dimond appoint CEO for new health care venture

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the yet unnamed new company addressing employee healthcare challenges, which will be based in Boston and operate independently and free from profit-making incentives and constraints.

Beneficiary advocates urge CMS to correct inaccuracies in Medicare & You Handbook for 2019

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Justice in Aging and the Medicare Rights Center sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week, objecting to serious inaccuracies in the draft Medicare & You Handbook for 2019.

4 trends to expect in the health insurance market

High-level trends we may expect to observe in the wake of ACA repeal efforts and how stakeholders would potentially be affected by the changes.

Scant details on Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase foray into health insurance leaves many...

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase sent shockwaves through the health insurance industry on Tuesday by announcing that the three giant companies will partner on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees.

AMA study shows Alabama still has least-competitive health insurance market

A single health insurer has at least 50% market share in 43% of the nation's metropolitan areas, according to a new study by the American Medical Association.

Elimination of federal penalty for not having health insurance may mean addition of state...

While the just-passed tax bill eliminates the mandate penalty as of 2019, most who go without coverage in 2018 will still face a penalty. Meanwhile, individual states are considering imposing their own coverage mandates.

What’s different about the impending 2018 Open Enrollment Period

New rules, a largely condensed enrollment timeframe, slimmer options and what states are doing to promote their exchanges are just a few of the things to consider as the 2018 health insurance Open Enrollment Period begins Wednesday.

Average premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage rise 3% to $18,764 in 2017

Workers covered by smaller firms pay more toward family premiums and in cost sharing than those in larger ones, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Education Trust 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey.

CBO: $321 billion reduction in deficit, 22 million more uninsured over next decade with...

Monday was an eventful day for the Senate health care bill, with the CBO analysis coming out and Republicans tweaking it to encourage Americans to maintain continuous health care coverage.

CMS issues final rule to ‘increase choices and encourage stability’ in health market for...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 13 issued the final Market Stabilization rule, which it says is intended to help...