Continual Coverage of Health Plan Earnings Results, Strategies for 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, AIS editors would like to highlight several major stories we are following that will continue to have an impact through the New Year. Head over to the subscriber-only dashboard for continued coverage of third quarter financial results, how public sector healthcare will fare in the Trump era and updates on the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana trials.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our newest in-app download; Profiles of the Eight Largest Health Insurers: 2016. This free report features data reports on the nation’s eight largest health insurers – UnitedHealthcare, Anthem, Inc., Aetna, Health Care Service Corp., Cigna Corp., Centene Corp., Kaiser Permanente and Humana, Inc. AIS researchers compiled and analyzed data from DHP and all of its sister websites to compile this report, which features detailed enrollment, market share, plan design and premium rate data you can’t find anywhere else.

Check the Newsfeed often for more updates on 2017 market developments. Recent topics include:

Latest Market Moves and Developments

• Anthem Threatens Pullout; Carriers Push for Risk-Adjustment Change
• WellCare Unveils Plans to Acquire Universal American
• Trend for Provider-Led Plans Is Being Fed by Economics of Reimbursement Models
• President-Elect Trump Picks Devoted ACA Adversary to Lead HHS
• UnitedHealth Sees Strong Growth in 2017; Increased MA Business Expected
• As Deadline Nears to Ensure Jan. 1 Start, SBEs Expect Surge
• CO-OP Evergreen to Leave Individual Market for 2017

Medicare and Medicaid Updates

• Trump Victory Raises Big Questions For Medicaid Expansion, MA Insurers
• 3Q Earnings for Select MCOs Reflect Medicaid Cost Pressures
• WellCare Set to Buy Universal American in $800 Million Deal to Bolster MA Business
• GAO Rejects Protests Challenging DoD's 2017 TRICARE Awards
• Centene Wins Georgia Families Contract
• Competitors Become Co-sponsors With New Provider-Payer MA Joint Venture
• In Friendly MA Climate, Time Is Right for WellCare-Universal Deal
• Trump’s HHS Could Prompt Brief Medicaid Enrollment Boom, Tighter Eligibility Rules

Legal and Policy Issues

• It’s Go Time for Anthem v. DOJ With Cigna Purchase in Balance
• Anthem-Cigna Trial Starts as Wall Street Remains Dubious Amid Tough Questioning
• Horizon, Blue Shield of Calif. to Issue MLR Rebate Checks
• Aetna, Humana Back Divestiture Plan As They Prepare to Defend Combo in Court

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