Archive for the ‘United HealthCare’ Category

Shopping For Health Insurance Now is Impt. For Young & Healthy

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

As we approach October 1 2013 — the date when Federal & State health insurance exchanges are slated to open for business — it makes sense for those who buy their own health insurance to compare rates and shop for health insurance this summer.  In many states, individual health insurance rates are expected to rise […]

Online Health Insurance Marketplace Participation

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by JPAL No Comments

As October rapidly approaches, participation by health insurance companies within the various state online marketplaces is starting to come into focus. The Maryland Online Marketplace, better know as “Maryland Health Connection” Announced yesterday that 12 health insurers plan to offer plans via their exchange.  The list of participating plans include: Aetna, BEST Life & Health, […]

UnitedHealth Group Reports 23% Increase in Quarterly Profits

Posted on: October 16th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

In a time where many health insurance companies are worried about the impact of the Affordable Care Act, it’s encouraging to see health insurance giants like UnitedHealth Group up 23% in quarterly profits.  According to Chad Terhune’s article on LATimes.com, the country’s largest health insurer is up in the third quarter partly due to the […]

Employers Focus on Wellness to Decrease Health Insurance Costs

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more large employers across the nation are implementing wellness programs into their health insurance benefit packages in an effort to reduce costs.  The idea remains that if employees are encouraged to take care of their health through exercise and screenings, then their health care needs will decrease and health insurance costs will go down […]

Health Insurer Grades: Higher Scores From AMA

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently released their fifth annual National Health Insurer Report Card which is based on a random sampling of about 1.1 million electronic claims for 1.9 million medical services submitted in the month of February 2012.  The companies included were Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Care Service Corporation, […]

Ohio Health Insurance: 2012 Plan Rankings

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

J.D. Power’s 2012 Health Insurance Plan Study is out and for Ohio health insurance, Medical Mutual of Ohio came out on top.  They received five out of five in all the categories which include coverage and benefits, provider choice, information and communication, claims processing, statements, customer service, and approval processes. Humana of Ohio received a […]

Health4Me Mobile App From UnitedHealthcare

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

UPDATE 6/24/2012 – UnitedHealthcare has recently launched another app called Latino Health Solutions, which provides health and wellness information with Hispanics’ specific cultural and language needs in mind.  Culturally relevant health and wellness tools and resources are easily available in either Spanish or English through various smartphone application browsers. UnitedHealthcare has come out with a […]

UnitedHealthcare Acquiring Preferred Care, Medica Healthcare

Posted on: March 19th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

UnitedHealthcare recently announced that they will be purchasing Preferred Care Partners and Medica HealthCare Plans which are both senior focused plans with operations mostly in southern and central Florida.  The companies combined serve a combined 85,000 Medicare Advantage members in South Florida, Central Florida and the Tampa area. This major acquisition is big news for […]

BCBS of Florida Retail Store Brings Value

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

More and more insurers are turning to retail stores to help meet the needs of their customers.  These local retail stores aim to make purchasing a health insurance policy simple and straightforward.  BCBS of Florida specifically offers customer service representatives to answer questions and help customers choose the best policy for their unique circumstances. The […]

Health Insurers Competing to Gain Medicaid Contract in Kansas

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

There are currently five health insurers vying to coordinate the care of Kansas residents receiving Medicaid services.  The competition is spurred by two companies with strong ties to Witchita which are Coventry Health Care of Kansas Inc, and UnitedHealthcare. State lawmakers are taking into consideration all five companies and are carefully weighing a Medicaid-reform proposal […]