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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.
The comments came as the insurer beat profit expectations for Q3.
New plans in mix as more than 300,000 Minnesota seniors seek new coverage.
Rates for state's small employers are rising by less than in 2018.
An annual survey on employer-sponsored health insurance found continued growth in deductibles, premiums.
But many still find health insurance costs too high.
Consumers must read fine print to check shared costs.
Dr. Craig Samitt says Minnesota insurer will bank on its brand in competing with for-profits.
Company joining in effort to raise $33 million.
With new facility, Center City addiction treatment provider will operate in 10 states.
State regulator says ruling paves way for $91M fine; insurer says it will appeal.
It targets startups serving vulnerable populations.
With 11 new floors for patient care and hotel, Gonda Building would be the city's tallest.
An estimated 320,000 Minnesotans with Medicare Cost health plans must switch to a new policy because a federal law is eliminating the coverage next year across much of the state.
Minnetonka-based insurer to offer access to clinic as it courts business.
In a separate action, one agency lowered the rating for Duluth-based Essentia Health.
Federal judge vacated rule on reimbursements for overpayments to insurers.
The federal government says it sent the letters after getting bad information from the health insurer.
Eiynck started working in the family business in the 1970s, eventually collaborating with physicians to develop tools used in surgeries of the heart and chest.
Workers at the retail food co-op voted to unionize in 2017.
Pediatric hospital wants a statewide license, but other providers see a threat.
COO M. Osman Akhtar's departure gives Laura Reed more responsibilities.
Suit says name appears on links that have no ties to the Minn. nonprofit.
Pfizer will co-promote colon-cancer screening.
Analyst says the move fits with broader interest in "value-based care" contracts.
Stella Development has backed two health care companies this year.
Dr. Gianrico Farrugia will replace John Noseworthy, who has led Mayo for nine years.
The agreement is one of two government contracts that collectively are worth about $58.7 million.
The Federal Trade Commission cleared the acquisition this month.
Rating agency cited the health insurer's commercial declines as for-profits arrive in the market.
HSA users are changing the system by being far more likely to shop for care and use telehealth, the chief executive at Further says.
N.J. regulators say the firm wrongly denied coverage and delayed payments.
A Minneapolis-based startup company said it has raised $12 million to complete work on a technology platform that's meant to help patients and their clinicians…
MedExpress arm is opening 12 urgent-care clinics in the state.
It must sell coverage in 2019 in Massachusetts.
It's because many insurance counselors will be extra busy this fall helping more than 300,000 Medicare beneficiaries pick a new health plan.
The comments came as the nation's largest health insurer saw its stock price decline despite a big jump in quarterly profit.
Stability in individual, small-group markets proves elusive.
The health plan says it will compete in parts of New York, Ohio and Tennessee.
American Renal Associates will pay $32 million in the deal.
Feds are freezing ACA risk adjustment payouts; state health plans could lose big.
Highlighting the best deals comes out of frustration with prescription costs.
The Minneapolis startup's growth plan includes customers in California and Minnesota.
Sioux Falls-based health system's latest deal includes dozens of locations in Minnesota.
Report finds big drop among those who don't get tax credits.
The Minnetonka-based insurer will offer coverage in Missouri, Oklahoma.
Dr. Craig Samitt was an executive vice president at the insurance giant.
Mpls.-based firm pushing "on demand" insurance.
New federal, local laws are creating opportunities for business in the state.
Health plans say many will need to switch from Medicare Cost coverage.
Deal is longer than most and includes an atypical collaboration clause.
UnitedHealth Group maintained its status as Minnesota's largest public company in 2017 as the Minnetonka-based health care giant for the first time surpassed the $200 billion mark in annual revenue.
State filings also show UnitedHealthcare plans to enter market next year.
The numbers released Friday apply only to the individual market.
Information will give a hint of premium costs.
Recent shopping spree extends into new category for the nation's largest health insurer.
"My experience is it doesn't happen by accident, it needs to be a deliberate focus," Hayes says.
It's one of the few states where UnitedHealthcare isn't already a large operator of Medicare Advantage plans.
The deal for a staffing firm highlights the insurance giant's focus on its growing patient-care business.
The company says it's benefiting from recent deals in South America.
Shift aims to improve care, cut "unhealthy competition" between hospitals
Mayo and Allina are also seeking patients on other side of St. Croix River.
The retailer did not admit any wrongdoing in lawsuit over billing for prescription refills.
The addiction treatment provider says it has new network agreements with Humana, UnitedHealthcare.
Minneapolis-based Bind is pitching "on-demand" insurance options that is designed to save subscribers money along the way.
The companies tout "value-based programs" with better outcomes and lower costs.
Essentia's record expansion will include a massive new medical center.
Legislators approved the expansion compromise after talks among three major health systems.