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August 3, 2015

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From Health Plan Week - Four of the six players in the health carrier merger merry-go-round reported second-quarter earnings between July 28 and July 30. All of them beat Wall Street net profit estimates, with Anthem Inc., Centene Corp. and Cigna Corp. impressing investors the most. Humana Inc. had more modest results, worrying some market analysts because of less-than-stellar medical loss ratios (MLRs) as the carrier said its consolidated benefit ratio in the second quarter was 85.2% versus 83.1% for the same period of 2014. Read more

Three months before the third open-enrollment season commences for Affordable Care Act… Read more

Anthem Inc. got what it wanted, nailing down a deal for Cigna… Read more

Health insurers are staring at the second half of 2015 with an… Read more

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July 30, 2015
HCSC CEO Announces Retirement

Pat Hemingway Hall, the president and CEO of Health Care Service Corp., will retire at the end of the year.

July 29, 2015
Study Shows High Health Exchange Re-Enrollment

A study of six states by the Urban Institute shows they all re-enrolled health exchange customers at a highly successful rate.

July 28, 2015
La. Co-Op Goes Under

An ‪ACA‬-funded Louisiana co-op is powering down after failing to hit enrollment targets.

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