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The nation's largest health insurer boosted full-year earnings guidance after topping analyst estimates.
A judge had dismissed a suit alleging false filings; other litigation continues.
The program will lower individual market premiums for 2018.
The state health insurance program receives much of the "cost-sharing reduction" money marked for elimination by the Trump administration.
The Minnetonka health insurer is ramping up competition in Minnesota.
The HMO sued after dropping its public health contract, then losing business to insurers who stepped in.
UCare has named Mark Traynor as the Minneapolis-based health insurer's permanent chief executive, a job Traynor has held on an interim basis since April.
The nation's largest health insurer said it plans to start selling coverage next year to commercial groups in Minnesota.
Ruling in California whistleblower lawsuit doesn't halt parallel case in the Twin Cities.
Individual health insurance premiums are flat or going down across most of Minnesota next year, but that won't be true in the southeast corner of the state — a region that already has the highest rates in the market.
The health plan will sell Medicare coverage in conjunction with Sanford Health.
Roughly 263,000 Minnesotans could be affected by the hikes, expected to range from 8 to 14 percent.
After three years of big jumps, officials say 2018 will be more steady.
When regulators release 2018 health plan details Monday, buyers on the individual market are likely to see moderate increases and a steady lineup of insurers. But a wide range of insurer choices is unlikely to return.
Premiums there will rise at least 30 percent.
Health plans say the state should first iron out the future of funding for the MinnesotaCare program.
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The announcement left questions about the impact on federal funding for the state's MinnesotaCare program.
Increases are not as bad as some years, but rising medical costs and provider moves don't help.
Federal official referred to a "pass through" to compensate for any cuts.
The millions of dollars that Minnesota wants to spend to limit rate hikes in the individual health insurance market could cost the state millions more in federal funding for low-income health care.
The joint venture now has an insurance license and plans to start providing coverage in April.
A Kaiser survey found that despite relatively modest premium growth, smaller companies continue to find costs are too high.
Lawmakers say speedy action is needed with premiums due to be released Oct. 2.
The clinic's $1.5 billion technology upgrade honors the physician who shaped the history of medical charts.
The deal extends a pilot program between Target, Kaiser Permanente and CVS Pharmacy.
The merger continues the consolidation trend in Minnesota health care.
The Minnetonka-based health insurer's acquisition would increase its international services.
The former owner of a doggy day care brings a "sitting is the new smoking" vibe to a collaborative office space in St. Paul
Following financial losses last year, the health insurer said it needed to focus resources on its core business.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers dispute the report from AARP and a University of Minnesota researcher.
Minnesota hospitals part of national decline, although medical centers in the state are still more likely to offer the service.
Adjustable units that let workers stand are a must to recruit, retain millennials.
The health services division of UnitedHealth Group is acquiring the health care business of Advisory Board.
Smaller increases in premiums point to a more stable year for MNsure's volatile individual plans
Insurance companies want to manage use of painkillers amid growing concern about addiction and overdose.
The company says it expects to open next month in Eden Prairie, the company's third Twin Cities location.
The Minneapolis-based health system announced three new executives and eight new board members.
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.
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