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Grieving families hope their lawsuit spurs better mental health coverage.
The health system is the latest in Minnesota to size up the on-site clinic market.
Political uncertainty didn't stop insurers selling individual coverage from more money last year.
The Rhode Island-based company announced last week a total of 46 store closings in 16 states.
More are getting addiction treatment now because of insurance coverage.
They are the first full-year numbers since Fairview took over HealthEast.
Health insurers that weathered the storm are starting to make money.
The insurer also will cut more than three dozen positions on the Iron Range.
The Commerce Department alleges eHealthInsurance Services Inc. sent "more than 600,000 misleading letters."
Its expanding Rally Health division has rolled out enhanced platform.
The nation's largest health insurer touted its network of walk-in clinics while announcing financial results.
The company's shares took a hit last week after Sen. Bernie Sanders renewed a push to eliminate private insurers.
Kenneth Paulus will lead the Eagan based company at a time of heightened scrutiny of PMBs.
In 1970, the West Bank in Minneapolis was the Twin Cities version of Haight-Ashbury, the San Francisco neighborhood synonymous with the counterculture of the era.…
Execs from Minn.-based Optum Rx, Prime Therapeutics fielded questions.
The health insurer saw a turnaround in its business managing care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
Minnesota's nonprofit insurers could be issuing $37 million in consumer rebates as a result.
New treatments that target cancer with radioactive drugs are raising questions about whether they create a health risk for workers who cremate the bodies when the patients die.
Seniors who lost their Cost plans have the weekend to make any changes.
The nation's largest health insurer says it's providing more than $400 million to finance affordable housing projects.
Rebates to employer groups from Minnetonka-based UnitedHealthcare increased by about 40 percent in 2017, according to a new report, and fit with a broader trend…
The hospital appointed an antitrust compliance officer as part of agreement struck in November with Lori Swanson.
House Democrats seek info from 12 large brokers and insurers.
The move comes as the Trump administration has proposed eliminating rebates to pharmaceutical benefit managers.
Free guide aims to help employers manage costs, increase transparency.
One year after the city granted a zoning request, Mayo has "no plans" right now to build in Hudson, an official said.
Ruling highlights financial incentives in coverage criteria.
The margins at Mayo Clinic Health System remain lower than at the clinic's Rochester headquarters.
The company told regulators that it is improving service and mediating customer concerns.
The 300,000 Minnesotans who lost Cost plans have a few days left to bypass health scrutiny.
State report says potential cost surge brings sustainability concerns.
Optum sought to prevent a former executive from joining a new health care startup.
The Minnetonka-based insurer is now the first for-profit HMO in state history.
The state's largest employer slowed down scheduled services during a computer upgrade.
The Health Care Cost Institute has helped researchers use data from United and other national health insurers to study spiking insulin costs, hysterectomy trends and the market power of hospitals.
Former Mayo Clinic CEO recently retired after nine years of leadership there.
The parent of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is continuing its push for revenue through diversification.
A diabetes group say the nation's largest health insurer is limiting insulin pump choices for children.
The seven-year deal comes as the debate continues over the role of private care providers for veterans.
The study says Medicaid expansion didn't prompt exodus of employers from health coverage.
Dr. Jeffrey Yue wasn’t a smoker. Trim and fit in his 50s, Yue was a triathlete whose interests stretched from cycling to hunting and fishing.…
The company alleges former employee took trade secrets to health startup launched by Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon.
Seniors still have options over next several weeks if they find new plans too limited.
Premiums declined while the enrollment grew for a fifth consecutive year.
Health care giant expects more than 400,000 enrollees in its Medicare Advantage plans.
Insurers let consumers trade broad access to doctors for lower premiums.
Enrollment is down on federal health insurance exchange.
After years of selling to health clubs and the military, the St. Louis Park-based firm turns to employers as a target audience.
A lower court in 2018 backed a state regulator's fine against the Minnetonka-based health insurer over claims violations.
Health insurer says the mistake is being corrected, no customers overpaid.
Dr. John Noseworthy is retiring at year's end after nine years running one of the state's flagship businesses.
Donations of stock and family heirlooms contributed to a $33.8 million haul last year.
The hospital's push for a statewide licensed was opposed by other hospitals.
She cautioned that billions of dollars in health care assets could be in play.
The $4.34B deal would boost the clinic business for the Minnetonka firm.
ACA troubles didn't seem to dampen activity on state's health exchange.
Two for-profit insurers are making a play for business in a state known for nonprofit health plans
The state's enrollment numbers are bucking the national trend.
State EMS regulators will take up an issue this month that's divided hospitals.
Those losing Cost plans will have more time to make choices.
Minnesota lawmakers are alarmed by the move, which means $100 million less in 2020 and beyond.
Hackers accessed health records of more than 8,000 people in state in 2015 incident, suit says.
Nation's largest insurer makes moves in a market crowded by startups and large tech firms.
The Minneapolis-based startup is selling Medicare health plans and individual health insurance coverage.
The acquisition adds to company's growing reach in direct patient care.
The deal is the latest expanding the size and scope of St. Cloud-based health system.
Replacement coverage presents trade-offs, insurance shoppers are finding out.
In 36 years of work at the Mayo Clinic, he treated patients, mentored students and led research that made him an authority in his field.
Brokers who help enrollees have been busy with big Medicare Cost plan changes.
Lures put out as changes loom for hundreds of thousands of recipients.
In their second year, more enrollees forecast despite likely increase in premiums.
After years of stressful starts, enrollment had a solid early run Thursday.
More than 300,000 Minnesotans are looking for new health plans.
Employer-sponsored health plans in Minnesota are reporting a 5 percent increase in benefit costs for active employees, according to survey results released Tuesday, as small employers nationally say they are feeling more cost pressures.
Shifting premiums, out-of-pocket costs, tighter provider list are contributing to a tough open-enrollment season.
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