Humana and UnitedHealth launch insurance company blockchain pilot

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The massive American insurers have announced their test to improve healthcare data quality. Two of the largest insurers in the United States have come together to launch an insurance company blockchain pilot. The purpose is to be able to improve the quality of healthcare data. This technology could provide a considerable opportunity for data analytics for health insurers. Humana and UnitedHealth Group are traditionally competitors in the health insurance industry. However, they are working together in this insurance company blockchain pilot program. They are partnered with Quest Diagnostics and MultiPlan…

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Massive health insurance mergers may undergo greater scrutiny in California

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Consumer advocates are trying to convince regulators in that state and several others to scrutinize these deals. California is rapidly turning into the center of the controversy over the massive mergers that are going on in the health insurance industry as one company swallows up the next, shrinking the competition. Consumer advocates have been asking for greater scrutiny of this trend on over a dozen states across the U.S. In California and about twelve other key states, consumer advocates have been asking regulators to take a closer look at the…

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Health insurance market in Texas may not be competitive

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Study highlights lack of competition within the Texas insurance market The American Medical Association has released a new study that suggests the insurance market in Texas is becoming less competitive. According to the study, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is the dominant insurance provider in all but one of the state’s metropolitan areas. UnitedHealth Group is also a major player in the health insurance market. Together, these two companies account for 63% of the state’s commercial health insurance market, up from 57% in 2010. Blue Cross dominates many of…

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Health insurance rates set to rise in Rhode Island

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Higher rates approved by state’s insurance regulators Rhode Island Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Hittner has announced that rate proposals from the state’s health insurance companies have been approved for 2015. Insurers are seeking rate increases in order to balance out the losses that they incur from the cost of medical care. Many people have purchased insurance coverage over the past several months and are beginning to visit doctors and receive treatment for their conditions. In order to recover from the costs of these treatments, as well as other financial issues that…

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Health insurance provider has big plans for exchanges in 2015

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UnitedHealth Group plans to participate in more exchanges next year UnitedHealth Group, the largest provider of health insurance in the U.S., will be playing a much larger role in the country’s insurance exchanges. The insurer had initially been wary of the exchanges, unsure whether or not these digital marketplaces would find any traction with consumers. While exchanges had a turbulent launch, they managed to capture a massive portion of the insurance market, proving that they can be valuable platforms for companies like UnitedHealth. Insurers to offer policies in 24 insurance…

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Health insurance giant sees massive spike in quarterly profits

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UnitedHealth has announced its Q3 results with a tremendous jump of 23 percent. The largest health insurance company in the United States, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has released a statement of its third quarter earnings, and has shown that the strength of its Medicaid and Medicare business growth has led to a boost of 23 percent in its profits. The report also indicated that the overall medical claims costs appeared to be primarily as predicted. The health insurance company, which is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, has now increased its forecasts for…

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UnitedHealth Group acquire large Brazilian insurance company

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UnitedHealth Group acquires Amil Participacoes SA Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group has announced its acquisition of one of the largest health care companies in Brazil, Amil Participacoes SA. The move is part of UnitedHealth Group’s endeavor to boost its presence in Latin America, a region brimming with demand for health insurance coverage. UnitedHealth Group acquired the Brazilian company for approximately $4.9 billion. The company operates 22 hospitals and 50 clinics located throughout Brazil and boasted of an annual revenue of more than $5 billion. Move comes as company attempts to…

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