California health insurance regulators launches investigation into Aetna

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The insurer’s coverage practices will be examined by the two different state departments. Two California health insurance regulators have stated their intentions to investigate Aetna’s coverage decision processes. This examination of the insurer is a result of a lawsuit filed by a Californian man. The man filed the lawsuit against the country’s third largest insurance company, alleging improper care denial. The two California health insurance regulators will conduct the investigation in order to help determine whether or not Aetna’s decision processes are acceptable. The opening arguments in the case were…

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CVS Health to acquire Aetna in a $69 billion bid

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The retail pharmacy and health care company could create a significant shift in the insurance industry. CVS Health has made a serious bid to buy insurance giant Aetna for a price tag of about $69 billion. Should this acquisition close, it could push the retail chain further into the health care industry while offering a key client significant protection. The announcement of the health insurance company’s acquisition was made at the start of this week. This acquisition will have CVS Health Corp. paying approximately $207 in cash and stock for…

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CVS Health called “insane” for attempting to step into insurance industry

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Wall Street Analysts are baffled by the pharmacy and drug store chain’s potential Aetna purchase. CVS Health revealed its intentions to purchase nationwide insurance provider, Aetna. This would represent the company’s first steps into the health insurance industry. At the same time, it has Wall Street analysts puzzled over the decision. This entry into health insurance within the current atmosphere has analysts completely confused. Jeffries health care desk analyst, Jared Holz, called the CVS Health decision “insane.” Moreover, he also said that this move to acquire Aetna has arrived much…

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HIV status of thousands of Aetna insurance customers exposed through mail

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The use of clear windows on envelopes allowed private medical information to be revealed. Thousands of Aetna insurance customers suffered an accidental disclosure of their HIV status. What was essentially a stationary error caused the private medical data of 12,000 policyholders to be openly visible in the mail. The insurance company issued letters to certain clients, in envelopes with clear plastic windows. The envelopes with plastic windows are commonly used by many companies to allow the recipient’s name and address to show through. That way, the mailing information printed on…

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Aetna insurance moving headquarters out of Hartford after 164 years there

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The coverage giant has been in Connecticut for over a century and a half and is now moving to New York City. After 164 years in Connecticut, Aetna Insurance is now moving its headquarters out of Connecticut and into New York City. The company had announced its intentions to relocate to NYC earlier this year and has faced intense lobbying from Connecticut officials against its decision. This comes as a hard hit to Hartford, which has already been struggling with considerable financial issues. On the side of Aetna Insurance, it…

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Aetna insurance jobs open up for over 300 people

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The insurer has announced that a number of spots are opening up for new hires to work from home. Aetna insurance jobs have opened up in a wave for people who are seeking to start or continue a career in the industry without having to face a commute. This is becoming an increasingly common type of position in the insurance industry as Cigna, one of Aetna’s rivals, also hires people who work from home. The health insurance company is showing that it understands why its teams might like staying at…

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Aetna health insurance withdrawing from ACA exchanges next year

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The company has announced its departure from all marketplaces across the country in 2018. A number of large insurers have stepped out of certain specific marketplaces, but Aetna health insurance is backing out of the entire country. The health insurance company had already withdrawn from certain states, but this move is nationwide. Aetna health insurance will be taking on a complete removal from the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces next year. It recently announced its decision as a result of ongoing financial losses. The insurer also cited uncertainty as to the…

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Aetna health insurance backs out of Iowan individual exchange

Iowa stopgap health insurance plan

A second large insurer has announced its intention to step out of the state, leaving residents in a lurch. Aetna health insurance has revealed its intentions to withdraw from the Iowa individual marketplace. This raises concerns that residents will not have any coverage options available for 2018. Tens of thousands of Iowans who purchased health plans through the insurance exchange may be out of luck. The Aetna health insurance exchange withdrawal will be effective as of January 2018. The insurance company informed state regulators that it has chosen to cease…

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Insurance company merger between Aetna and Humana will not go forward

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A federal judge has now ruled in favor of prohibiting the two health insurers from merging. The Justice Department’s decision to stop the insurance company merger between Aetna and Humana has been upheld by a federal judge. These two health insurance giants were appealing the decision with U.S. District Judge John. D. Bates. The original decision to block the merger between the health insurance companies occurred in July 2015. That said, Judge Bates concluded in a 158-page opinion that “The Court is unpersuaded that the efficiencies generated by the merger…

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Apple Watch subsidy to launch at Aetna insurance

Apple Watch Subsidy Aetna Insurance

The insurer has said that they will be willing to cover a “significant portion” of the price of the device. Consumers who have had their eye on a health and fitness tracker may be interested in the Apple Watch subsidy at Aetna. The insurance company has announced that it will be offering to pay for a portion of the price of the device when it will be used for keeping track of health data. That said, it is important to note that not all customers qualify for the subsidized smartwatch.…

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