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  • UnitedHealth to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran

    UnitedHealth to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran
    The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up in its fight against rising specialty drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Pharmacy benefits managers, or PBMs, help negotiate the...
  • Randallstown title insurance agent pleads guilty to stealing from customers

    Randallstown title insurance agent pleads guilty to stealing from customers
    A Randallstown title insurance agent who allegedly stole tens of thousands from her clients to pay her personal bills pleaded guilty to felony theft and felony theft scheme charges, the Maryland Attorney General's Office announced Friday. Carole...
  • Prayer vigil honors North Chicago man, helps pay funeral costs

    Prayer vigil honors North Chicago man, helps pay funeral costs
    Community leaders from the Waukegan and North Chicago areas gathered at the Christian Valley Baptist Church this week for a prayer vigil in honor or a 34-year-old man who was gunned down earlier this month. In paying respects to the life of North...
  • Legislation would fix Medicare copay problem for colonoscopies

    Colorectal cancer affects one in every 20 Americans and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. That's why, during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we're teaming up to shed light on this disease and advance legislation...
  • Blue Shield of California is under new pressure to lower rates

    Blue Shield of California is under new pressure to lower rates
    With billions of dollars in reserve, nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California is facing new pressure to offer better prices for its policies. Despite its nonprofit status, the health insurance giant is usually on par or priced slightly above its for-...
  • Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

     Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
    Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates. Advocates have said Coventry...
  • Progressive using Snapshot to add surcharge for aggressive drivers

     Progressive using Snapshot to add surcharge for aggressive drivers
    You knew it was coming. For years, insurance companies have said their voluntary driver-monitoring programs rewarded good driving but didn't penalize bad motoring skills. Now, Progressive says it will impose a surcharge on aggressive drivers using its...
  • Travelers Spending $25 Million To Open Up Plaza, Fix Garage Leaks

    Travelers Spending $25 Million To Open Up Plaza, Fix Garage Leaks
    HARTFORD — At its highest point, the granite wall surrounding the plaza next to Travelers' iconic tower downtown is 10 feet, making it impossible for even the tallest person to see inside from the street. Built in the early 1960s, the plaza's...
  • Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt

    Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt
    At her small beach house that sits in a flood zone, Nancy Loft-Powers worries. The prospect of rising water, she said, isn't what bothers her. It's the expected rise in the cost of her $7,500 yearly flood insurance. "My insurance is more than my...
  • NY starts out-of-network health coverage protections

    New protections against big surprise medical bills are starting in New York. Enacted last year, they require insurance payments for out-of-network medical treatment in emergencies, when similar services or specialists are unavailable within the insurer's...
  • Ted Cruz's ride on the Obamacare train wreck

    Ted Cruz's ride on the Obamacare train wreck
    When Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative firebrand from Texas, launched his presidential campaign last week at the Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, he earned grudgingly glowing reviews from otherwise skeptical pundits. The very next day he drove...
  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for students. Some call it an inevitable result of health care reform...