It’s only a small, partial victory for those of us trying to keep our health insurance affordable, but it’s a victory nonetheless. Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to delay and reduce its latest proposed health insurance hikes, a move which will save the 600,000 health insurance policyholders affected an estimated $40 million.
Anthem Blue Cross’ . . . → Read More: Anthem Blue Cross Agrees to Reduce, Delay Health Insurance Hikes
I’m under 40. I don’t smoke. I rarely drink. I run 6 miles a day, teach dance several times a week and my diet is excellent. My health is generally very good, and much better than the average American’s.
I am also medically uninsurable because of a pre-existing condition, and based on a report from . . . → Read More: 1 in 7 Denied Health Insurance based on Pre-Existing Conditions
Well, Wellpoint didn’t skip a beat after the Leslie Margolin’s resignation as President of Anthem Blue Cross last week. Indianapolis-based Wellpoint has named Aetna’s former president of accounts, Pam Kelahy, as Anthem Blue Cross’ new President beginning on August 30. Wellpoint is the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross which is California’s largest for-profit health . . . → Read More: Wellpoint Names Pam Kelahy the New Chief of Anthem Blue Cross
The new healthcare reform rule that health insurers must spend 80 cents out of each health insurance premium dollar on patient care may seem like common sense to most people (otherwisel why are we spending money on skyrocketing health insurance premiums if not to be taken care of?), but a fierce debate is now raising . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: When Are Health Insurance Premiums Not Health Insurance Premiums? The Medical-Loss Ratio Debate
David Axene may not be be a household name to many, but Axene is someone who has directly touched the lives of millions of Californians in a way for which they are likely very grateful. Axene is the independent actuary which the state of California engaged to review Anthem Blue Cross’ proposal earlier this year . . . → Read More: The Man Who Took on Anthem Blue Cross and Won
Health Insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross has re-entered the health insurance fray by re-filing its proposal to increase health insurance premiums for individual health insurance policyholders in California. Health insurance premiums for Anthem Blue Cross‘ 600,000 individual health insurance policyholders in California would rise an average of 14%, and some health insurance policyholders would see . . . → Read More: Anthem Blue Cross Proposes New Health Insurance Increases in California; New Health Insurance Hikes Would Average 14%
When Anthem Blue Cross tried to hike individual health insurance policy premiums by as much as 39% this year, policyholders, consumer advocates and politicians howled in outrage, but it looks like it’s not just Anthem Blue Cross. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey released yesterday has found that individuals who bought their health insurance on their . . . → Read More: It’s Not Just Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Survey Finds Individual Health Insurance Premiums Jump 20%
Looks like the California Insurance Commission’s smackdown of Anthem Blue Cross’ health insurance rate hikes is just the tip of the iceberg. California health insurance regulators have now ordered independent review of the proposed health insurance premium increases of the state’s four largest health insurance carriers: Aetna, Anthem, Blue Shield and Health Net.
Blue Shield . . . → Read More: California Insurance Commission to Review New Health Insurance Hikes, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Shield and Health Net
If you think that your health insurance company makes mistakes on your health insurance claims claims all the time, well, you might be right. The American Medical Association‘s third annual check-up of health insurers and the systems they use to manage and pay claims finds that 1 in 5 health insurance claims is processed incorrectly . . . → Read More: AMA Report: 1 in 5 Health Insurance Claims are Processed Wrong, What Can You Do About It?
Was President Obama overly critical of Wellpoint in his weekly youtube address yesterday? Wellpoint CEO Angela F. Braly certainly thinks that President Obama made some unjustified attacks on the health insurance giant, and wrote Mr. Obama a public letter that she was “disappointed to hear you repeat false information … in your weekly presidential radio . . . → Read More: Is Obama Picking on Wellpoint/Anthem Blue Cross and the Health Insurance Industry?