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Deal creates flexibility for both companies.
The nation's largest health insurer, based in Minnetonka, will get new leadership as Stephen Hemsley moves into the role of executive chairman and is replaced by Dave Wichmann.
Small business health plans in Minnesota could be facing double-digit premium increases next year, with some insurers saying that enrollees are consuming more care just as medical costs are rising. The number of those potentially affected by proposed increases is about 160,000.
People who buy individual health insurance policies could be facing some of the lowest premium increases in the country next year, a new study finds.
The Owatonna-based insurer sells health coverage to employer groups in Minnesota and 22 other states.
Timeline is tighter than past enrollments, looser than HealthCare.gov.
MNsure customers would benefit from "reinsurance" just as rebates go away.
The Robbinsdale-based health system purchased this week a practice with three north metro locations.
The state's largest pediatric hospital did not say why Todd Ostendorf stepped down on July 28.
Blue Cross says it won't sell small business coverage in 2018 through the state's health insurance exchange, another blow to MNsure's small business program, which never really got off the ground.
Although some proposed health insurance hikes could exceed 30 percent, a state "reinsurance" program could significantly pare back those increases, and even lead to premium reductions next year.
The state is scheduled to release proposed premiums for 2018 on Monday.
The state's health insurance exchange is getting ready for open enrollment despite U.S. Senate debate on the federal Affordable Care Act.
U report said that states using expanded Medicaid eligibility helped low-income Americans.
Minnesota health insurers are pushing forward with plans to sell coverage in the individual market next year despite the swirl of unanswered questions about the future of the federal health law.
The insurer says a dispute about Medicare payments should be heard in Washington D.C.
The nation's largest health insurer beat investors' expectations even as new signs emerged of Washington's inability to forge consensus on health care policy.
The health plan wants to grow as other insurers withdraw from markets.
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The nation's largest health insurer challenges the government's theory of the case and says it fails to state a claim.
More health plans choose to infuse private firms with cash in response to the ACA.
The start-up health insurer plans to sell coverage next year in Alabama, Arizona and Colorado.
Three-year deal restores in-network status for Children's Minnesota.
Blue Cross clients could face out-of-network care prices as Children's contract ends.
Patients' families worried as Blue Cross, Children's fail to reach settlement.
Analysts see the potential for more contract disputes like the lingering impasse between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Children's Minnesota.
Minnesota is on pace to have excess funds by the end of the year.
Essentia Health to expand one year after Fairview moves in.
The deal comes as the contract dispute with Children's Minnesota continues.
In a growing trend, the health system cited better efficiency for the move.
Two leading carriers have announced plans to exit Iowa's individual market for 2018, which means Minnetonka-based Medica could be the only insurer offering coverage to individuals statewide next year.
Nation's largest health insurer filed paperwork to stay in New York, Nevada.
Red ink ruled for health plans despite investment income of $149 million.
Health plans saw less red ink in 2016, but enrollment declines likely means healthy subscribers are dropping coverage.
Study says millions spent on services, exams that provide little or no benefit.
The Minnetonka-based insurer is the only one now selling statewide coverage to individuals in Iowa and Nebraska that might possibly return in 2018 to government-run exchanges.
The Minneapolis-based start-up insurer is selling coverage in Colorado.
The two-year moratorium comes after Republicans and DFLers couldn't agree on rules for any transactions.
A rating agency revised the health insurer's outlook while affirming its financial strength.
Short of a merger, the deal continues trend of greater Minnesota hospitals partnering with regional medical centers.
Federal money considered important in supporting MinnesotaCare program.
Hospitals argue that mergers help control costs. Consolidation critics counter that bulked-up hospital systems have power to demand high prices. The debate unfolds further in this deal.
Attorney General Lori Swanson wants to intervene in a federal lawsuit that could block certain subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
The government's complaint comes in a whistleblower case brought by a former employee in Minnesota.
The innovative subsidiary lost money in the market selling coverage to individuals.
The boards of directors at the Fairview and HealthEast hospital systems have approved a merger effective June 1 to create one of the state's largest health systems.
The continuing standoff between the two medical giants threatens to block an estimated 70,000 patients from visiting Children's at in-network rates starting July 5.
A Board of Regents vote means the two sides can talk through September.
The change, in a large spending bill for health and human services before the Legislature, addresses how nonprofit HMOs can become for-profit insurers.
The deal will add three hospitals and 14 clinics to a network that is one of the state's largest.
Insurance companies get on board to cover online health care for Medicare patients.
The HMO says Medica got much bigger in the programs through an "economically imprudent bid."
The insurer wants the government to stabilize the individual market, or state could lose its last provider.
Agency says insurer inflated Medicare payments through "one-sided" chart reviews.
The new report cites the federal health care law for the increase in the use of public insurance.
The cost of running health plans in Minnesota increased at a faster pace during 2015, raising questions about whether the state is on the cusp of an expensive new trend.
The Commerce Department estimates a new state program will save the federal government up to $167 million next year.
Minnetonka-based Medica is eliminating 250 more jobs following its decision last year to drop a major state contract in public health insurance programs.
The medical device maker saw first-quarter revenue growth of 10 percent.
Commerce alleged the health insurer's system did not update properly.
The exchange can follow the feds' lead or side with consumer advocates.
Company expects clearance for a new defibrillator later this year despite FDA warning letter.
Ohio-based Cardinal Health picks up a variety of patient monitoring and recovery products, plus 17 manufacturing facilities
Since Republicans have not repealed and replaced the ACA, the mandate remains in place.
Too soon to say whether premiums are covering individual plan claims.
Retiring HealthPartners CEO Mary Brainerd said industry is in an unusually anxious period.
Analysis of 2015 data adds a wrinkle to findings from a hospital trade group.
U health care economist would serve as an assistant secretary.
State insurers' $687 M in red ink fits national pattern, analysts say.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Medica and Sanford Health are among insurers suing over the lack of payouts in safety net program.
Agency says Minnetonka HMO ditched contract, now wants to return.
The Minnetonka-based insurance company is accused of making false claims regarding Medicare patients that resulted in overpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Fairview Health Services has shortened the time patients must wait to receive approval for drugs subject to 'prior authorization' requirements from health insurers
Hospital trade group says rural medical centers struggle due to low payment rates from government insurance programs.
The Kaiser study projects significant increases for older people in rural Minnesota and modest savings for some younger people.
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