Cigna

Former health insurance executive praises Sanders, Warren ‘Medicare for All’ plans | 12/4/2019

To: yesthatjallen After he made his money already. 4 posted on 12/03/2019 3:09:17 PM PST by Fledermaus (I don’t trust Barr, Durham, Horowitz or McConnell.) [ Post Reply Private Reply To 1 View Replies ] To: yesthatjallen This guy is just a former public relations guy for Cigna. He’s not a physician, and has no particular expertise at all in health care. Sounds like he toured a free clinic in West Virginia …

Stifel Financial Corp Lowers Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 12/4/2019

Stifel Financial Corp reduced its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 24.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 57,265 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 18,546 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Cigna were worth $8,723,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange …

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Stifel Financial Corp Sells 18,546 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | Daily Political | 12/4/2019

Stifel Financial Corp lowered its position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 24.5% during the 3rd the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 57,265 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 18,546 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Cigna were worth $8,723,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors have …

Congress Should Act Now to Repeal Obamacare Taxes | 12/3/2019

Congress Should Act Now to Repeal Obamacare Taxes Share on Facebook Posted by Tom Hebert on Monday, December 2nd, 2019, 5:30 PM PERMALINK Follow @tomhebertdc In the last month of 2019, lawmakers have a chance to repeal several Obamacare taxes. If Congress fails to act before the end of the year, these taxes will begin to go into effect, devastating millions of American families and small businesses. Congress has already …

Booker calls on CMS, UnitedHealth, BCBS & more to address bias in healthcare algorithms | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/3/2019

Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., published a series of letters Dec. 3 asking CMS, the Federal Trade Commission and the nation’s five leading health insurers to outline the actions they are taking to reduce algorithmic bias in healthcare. The letters are addressed to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and executives at UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and Aetna. In …

Laboratory For Advanced Medicine Adds High-Profile Cigna Health Senior Executive To Its Board of Directors | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

Laboratory For Advanced Medicine Adds High-Profile Cigna Health Senior Executive To Its Board of Directors Appointment builds upon the company’s strategic focus on early cancer detection News provided by Laboratory for Advanced Medicine Dec 03, 2019, 08:00 ET IRVINE, Calif. , Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Laboratory for Advanced Medicine, an AI-driven healthcare company focused on commercializing early cancer detection test from a simple blood draw, today announced the appointment …

Businessolver Partners With Select Carriers To Provide A Superior Benefits Experience For Clients And Their Employees | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… excited to further strengthen their partnership with Businessolver. This collaboration will enable employers and employees to more easily access the Allstate Benefits portfolio, including Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer, Hospital Indemnity, Disability and Life insurance. Cigna is proud to be part of the Pinnacle Program to provide access to employee benefits through an engaging, retail-like experience. Cigna is delivering access to affordable, simpler, and predictable care through a suite of …

Caring Brands International and Interim HealthCare Inc. Announce New Chief People & Brand Officer | PRWeb | 12/3/2019

Caring Brands International and Interim HealthCare Inc. Announce New Chief People & Brand Officer Share Article Caring Brands International (CBI) announces the appointment of Carolina Lobo as executive vice president and chief people and brand officer. Carolina Lobo, Executive Vice President and Chief People and Brand Officer, Caring Brands International Carolina is known for her unique blend of innovative, people-focused marketing insights. She has the skills and expertise to lead …

Father with rare cancer caught in the middle of insurance showdown between Cigna and Southwestern Health Resources | 12/3/2019

… of cancer is now caught in the middle of a fight over healthcare dollars that may force him to drive four hours to receive adequate treatment in Houston. That all can be avoided if Cigna and Southwestern Health Resources come to an agreement over insurance rates before Jan. 1. Both are at an impasse over negotiations that have been deteriorating since mid-November. If nothing is done, Cigna told WFAA …

Booker, Wyden Demand Answers on Biased Health Care Algorithms | 12/3/2019

… health care needs of black patients because of its racially-biased algorithm. In the letters to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and top executives of UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna Corporation, Humana, and Aetna, the lawmakers highlighted the profound threat biased algorithms can pose to marginalized communities by systematically denying them care. “In using algorithms, organizations often attempt to remove human flaws and biases from …

Why loneliness lowers your performance at work | CNBC | 12/3/2019

… with friends, family and even colleagues. In fact, nearly half (46%) of people feel lonely some or all of the time, according to a survey of 20,000 U.S. adults conducted last year by insurer Cigna and market researcher Ipsos. Another study published last year by Wharton Professor Sigal Barsade and California State University Professor Hakan Ozcelik found that loneliness also has a detrimental effect on performance at work. The field …

Gout Therapeutic Market Value, Volume And Future Investment Analysis to 2027 – Boehringer, GlaxoSmithKline, ALDER, Eli Lilly, Antares, Humanigen, Astellas, Mayo Foundation, AstraZeneca, Cigna | 12/3/2019

Press Releases Gout Therapeutic Market Value, Volume And Future Investment Analysis to 2027 – Boehringer, GlaxoSmithKline, ALDER, Eli Lilly, Antares, Humanigen, Astellas, Mayo Foundation, AstraZeneca, Cigna Gout is a complicated form of inflammatory arthritis identified by frequent attacks of a severe pain and swollen joints. It is basically characterized by a defective metabolism of uric acid that causes arthritis especially in the smaller bones of the feet, deposition of chalk stones …

Phenylketonuria Treatment Market Current Size, Analysis, Industry Report by 2027 – Cigna, Mayo, BioMarin, Codexis, Erytech, SOM, Synthetic, American, Danone, Retrophin | 12/3/2019

Press Releases Phenylketonuria Treatment Market Current Size, Analysis, Industry Report by 2027 – Cigna, Mayo, BioMarin, Codexis, Erytech, SOM, Synthetic, American, Danone, Retrophin Phenylketonuria is a genetic disorder that results in production of certain artificial sweeteners such as phenylalanine in the body. This can cause intellectual disability and other serious health problems in the body. The Phenylketonuria Treatment market is anticipated to grow in the forecast, owing to the factors such …

Acqueon expands its conversational engagement suite for Amazon Connect | PRWeb | 12/3/2019

Acqueon expands its conversational engagement suite for Amazon Connect Share Article Acqueon is showcasing its software suite at AWS re:Invent including its latest additions, Acqueon Desktop and Acqueon Analytics. SAN JOSE, Calif. Acqueon, a leading AI-based conversational engagement software company, today introduced two new modules of its Conversational Engagement suite for Amazon Connect, Acqueon Desktop and Acqueon Analytics. These additions build on the relationship with Amazon Web Services …

Worst Claim Story December 2019 | 12/3/2019

Worst Claim Story December 2019 03 Dec Posted at 19:37h in Newsletter by Jaycee Brown 0 Comments A Claim was sent to Cigna on Jun 26, 2019. -Jul 26 Insurance showed the claim was set to pay up to $558, but pending info from Subscriber. Mess to office (only they contact patient in this office). -July 29, Reply that the office manager left a message with the subscriber and would …

(USA-PA-Pittsburgh) (RN) Nurse Case Manager- Evening Shift (Pittsburgh, PA- Robinson Office Location) | 12/2/2019

Job Information Cigna (RN) Nurse Case Manager- Evening Shift (Pittsburgh, PA- Robinson Office Location) in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania It’s fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing! We’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business. (RN) Nurse Case Manager- Evening Shift (Pittsburgh, PA- Robinson Office Location) Role Summary: This position, the Nurse Case Manager, through the case management process, will promote …

(NZL-Auckland) Insurance Adviser | 12/2/2019

Job Information Cigna Insurance Adviser in Auckland , New Zealand It’s fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing! We’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business. We are looking for a full-time, permanent Insurance Adviser based in Warkworth that will start in late-January 2020. Job Purpose/Objective: Reporting to the Senior Insurance Adviser, the purpose of the Insurance …

(NZL-Wellington) Senior Human Resources Business Partner | 12/2/2019

Job Information Cigna Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Wellington , New Zealand It’s fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing! We’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business. 12 month fixed term - parental leave cover Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), childbirth or related medical conditions including but not limited …

The UConn administration is not our friend | 12/2/2019

… oppressed? Rather than standing with the oppressed, this university prioritizes the interests of corporate executives. The main governing body for this school — the Board of Trustees — allows for Insurance company businessman from corporations like Cigna and Travelers to have far more power than students, who hold next to no power. Our current board of Trustees even includes David Lehman who has a history at Goldman Sachs and played a role …

After Yesterday’s Decline of 1.08%, Cigna Corp Offers Investors Better Value | 12/2/2019

After Yesterday’s Decline of 1.08%, Cigna Corp Offers Investors Better Value 12:50pm By Nick Russo Cigna Corp ( NYSE:CI ) traded in a range yesterday that spanned from a low of $197.55 to a high of $200.39. Yesterday, the shares fell 1.1%, which took the trading range below the 3-day low of $198.50 on volume of 489,000 shares. Often times after large one-day declines, short-term traders may play …

Medicare

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

We can afford Medicare for All… … and it could even deliver a huge pay raise to the middle class. By EMMANUEL SAEZ and GABRIEL ZUCMAN - Politico - November 25, 2019 The current debate over “Medicare for … under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address this triple threat, Republicans have tried to …

Stifel Financial Corp Lowers Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 12/4/2019

Stifel Financial Corp reduced its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 24.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor … other products and services to insured and self-insured clients; Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part D plans to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, as well as Medicaid plans; and health insurance coverage to individual customers …

Medicaid

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… worth reviewing how health care is currently funded in the United States. American workers who don’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid almost always get their insurance through an employer. The average cost of employer-sponsored … under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address this triple threat, Republicans have tried to …

UnitedHealth Group: 2020 Revenues To Eclipse $260B | Forbes | 12/3/2019

… the nation’s largest health insurance company, UnitedHealth is poised to grow its top line by about 9%. UnitedHealth operates commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans via its UnitedHealthcare health insurance unit and is also expanding … the nation’s third-largest health insurer. And the health insurer Cigna a year ago completed its merger with Express Scripts, a larger pharmacy benefit manager. UnitedHealth rivals, including Anthem and Humana, have also been gobbling …

Medicare Advantage

Stifel Financial Corp Lowers Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 12/4/2019

Stifel Financial Corp reduced its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 24.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor … other products and services to insured and self-insured clients; Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part D plans to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, as well as Medicaid plans; and health insurance coverage to individual customers …

Stifel Financial Corp Sells 18,546 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | Daily Political | 12/4/2019

Stifel Financial Corp lowered its position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 24.5% during the 3rd the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 57,265 shares of … other products and services to insured and self-insured clients; Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part D plans to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, as well as Medicaid plans; and health insurance coverage to individual customers …

Behavioral Health

Stifel Financial Corp Lowers Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 12/4/2019

Stifel Financial Corp reduced its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 24.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor … Other segments. The Integrated Medical segment offers medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health and vision, health advocacy programs, and other products and services to insured and self-insured clients; Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part …

Stifel Financial Corp Sells 18,546 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | Daily Political | 12/4/2019

Stifel Financial Corp lowered its position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 24.5% during the 3rd the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 57,265 shares of … Other segments. The Integrated Medical segment offers medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health and vision, health advocacy programs, and other products and services to insured and self-insured clients; Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part …

ACA

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … is a Washington willing to tinker and to shore up Obamacare’s weak points, not take a sledgehammer to the entire structure. “The reason for the invention of the Partnership was that the Democratic Party was …

Florida leading on Obamacare enrollments but largely without federal help | 12/2/2019

… the Affordable Care Act remains stable in Florida. This year, two additional insurers, Bright Health Insurance Co. of Florida and Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., agreed to sell exchange plans in certain counties. Average … that families are confused, many are confused, about whether the ACA still exists, whether marketplace plans still exist,” Swerlick said. “There have been a lot of efforts to repeal the ACA, to get the courts …

Case Management

Houston’s Premier Business Coalition endorses….Sylvester Turner? | 12/4/2019

… year) and the cost of copying the contracts would be at least $2.8 million. 2. Turner gave health insurance provider Cigna information about medical claims during the open bidding process for Houston’s healthcare plan but … handle legal matters. Instead it was for “outreach, intake and case management services” related to “potential not actual” applicants for the Federal Housing Disaster money. 9. Turner spent a half a million to hire a …

Succeeding In a Career as a Telehealth Nurse | 12/3/2019

… ADN). This is rare. In most cases, RN case managers hold a master’s of science in nursing (MSN). Having a case management Average: $64,000 Lowest 10%: $ 47,830 Highest 10%: $ 83,870 RN case managers are registered … benefits company, Anthem offers a variety of teleworking nursing positions. Cigna – An insurance company, Cigna hires registered nurses as consultants, writers, educators, and clinical care managers. CareNet – Providing 24/7 health care, CareNet frequently offers RN …

Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … people — are in favor of trying out a public option. Kaiser Family Foundation polling this month found that Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are most likely to trust Sanders on health care over the other …

Congress Should Act Now to Repeal Obamacare Taxes | 12/3/2019

… Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly half of all companies which offer health insurance to their employees could face the tax by 2030. According to Cigna, the Cadillac Tax could cost families with high quality insurance plans as much as $3,400 per year . In order to avoid the Cadillac tax threshold, employers would be forced to raise deductibles and copays in the plans they offer their employees. The left-leaning Tax Policy …

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … are currently expected, according to the Urban Institute and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to pay around $11 trillion out-of-pocket over the next 10 years toward the cost of health care …

Cory Booker is demanding insurance companies provide information on medical algorithms that steer black patients away from getting higher-quality care | Business Insider | 12/3/2019

… Cigna, Humana, and Aetna. The senators also asked the Federal Trade Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services questions regarding how the units have prevented algorithmic bias in health systems so far. They’ve also requested that the FTC commit to investigate how algorithms discriminate against marginalized communities, per a press release. Booker and Wyden’s letter shines a national policy spotlight on the issue of racial bias embedded within …

PhRMA

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … lobby the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, drug industry giant PhRMA and the country’s premier association of physicians, the American Medical Association. It’s since expanded at breakneck speed, signing up the influential American Hospital Association …

Calculating the Costs of Clinical Trials | 12/1/2019

… applicable plan limitations for coverage of out-of-network care will apply to routine care costs in clinical trials.” 6 Cigna’s clinical trial fact sheet notes that routine patient services, such as transplant-related services … drugs, Andrew Powaleny, a Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) representative, told ASH Clinical News that “with nearly 7,000 medicines around the globe in development, the biopharmaceutical industry is committed to making participation in …

Medical Education

Paws Humane Society of Columbus Recruites New CEO for Columbus Operation | 12/4/2019

… programs were the first to be recognized by human insurance companies, accepting wellness credits for pets as prescription, through Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare and Medicare. Prior to creating K9 Fit Club, Ms. Montgomery served as … 20+ years of award-winning executive leadership in Health & Wellness, Medical Education, Veterinary Associations, and Pet Health and Nutrition. She has expertise in TV, Media, Public Appearances, Speaking Engagements, Live Shows and Community Events. Montgomery …

Hospitals and health systems: 6 trends and issues | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/22/2019

… on providers at a fast clip. For example, medical school, residency and fellowship take many years. In efforts to modernize medical education, there is a question as to whether that much education is needed. The … the Advisory Board and Equian, among other arms. In 2018, Cigna acquired Express Scripts, CVS Health combined with Aetna, and Humana and private equity firms acquired Kindred Healthcare. Highmark, one of the largest insurers in …

UnitedHealth

Senators push CMS, commercial payers on bias in algorithms | 12/4/2019

UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and Aetna, in addition to CMS Administrator Seema Verma and FTC Chairman Joseph Simons. The Science research, which the senators called “deeply troubling,” found that racial bias in an algorithm reduced the number of black patients identified for extra care by more than half, because they were assigned the same level of risk despite being sicker than white patients. The algorithm was …

UnitedHealth Group: 2020 Revenues To Eclipse $260B | Forbes | 12/3/2019

UnitedHealth Group said its 2020 revenues will surpass $260 billion next year as the company prepares to unveil its business strategy Tuesday. Already the nation’s largest health insurance company, UnitedHealth is poised to grow its … the nation’s third-largest health insurer. And the health insurer Cigna a year ago completed its merger with Express Scripts, a larger pharmacy benefit manager. UnitedHealth rivals, including Anthem and Humana, have also been gobbling …

Express Scripts

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address this triple threat, Republicans have tried to make the health-care system more “competitive.” But the competition they seek has failed to constrain costs. Rather, it has created an incredibly opaque price system with powerful players grabbing excess profits at every opportunity—the main reason medical care in America costs so much …

UnitedHealth Group: 2020 Revenues To Eclipse $260B | Forbes | 12/3/2019

Cigna a year ago completed its merger with Express Scripts, a larger pharmacy benefit manager. UnitedHealth rivals, including Anthem and Humana, have also been gobbling up doctor practices, clinics and other medical care providers …

CVS

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address this triple threat, Republicans have tried to make the health-care system more “competitive.” But the competition they seek has failed to constrain costs. Rather, it has created an incredibly opaque price system with powerful players grabbing excess profits at every opportunity—the main reason medical care in America costs so much …

Top 8 Predictions That Will Disrupt Healthcare in 2020 | Forbes | 12/4/2019

Cigna and CVS, leading gene therapy manufacturers like Novartis, Bluebird Bio, and Spark Therapeutics will continue to explore annuity-based specialized reimbursement programs to ease the burden of high out-of-pocket spending by patients. Prediction 4: Continued VC funding mega-rounds make 2020 a banner year for Digital Health Unicorns’ IPO exits There are two reasons we expect increased IPO activity in the next 12 to 18 months. First …

Optum

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address this triple threat, Republicans have tried to make the health-care system more “competitive.” But the competition they seek has failed to constrain costs. Rather, it has created an incredibly opaque price system with powerful players grabbing excess profits at every opportunity—the main reason medical care in America costs so much …

UnitedHealth Group: 2020 Revenues To Eclipse $260B | Forbes | 12/3/2019

… UnitedHealthcare health insurance unit and is also expanding its medical care provider business across the country under its fast-growing Optum unit. Offering a sneak preview to its investor day Tuesday in New York, UnitedHealth … the nation’s third-largest health insurer. And the health insurer Cigna a year ago completed its merger with Express Scripts, a larger pharmacy benefit manager. UnitedHealth rivals, including Anthem and Humana, have also been gobbling …

DaVita

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address this triple threat, Republicans have tried to make the health-care system more “competitive.” But the competition they seek has failed to constrain costs. Rather, it has created an incredibly opaque price system with powerful players grabbing excess profits at every opportunity—the main reason medical care in America costs so much …

Succeeding In a Career as a Telehealth Nurse | 12/3/2019

DaVita – Focused on kidney care, DaVita hires remote case managers. Humana – One of the most well-known health care companies, Humana hires for care managers, telephonic CCR, case managers, and clinical advisors. Anthem – A health benefits company, Anthem offers a variety of teleworking nursing positions. Cigna – An insurance company, Cigna hires registered nurses as consultants, writers, educators, and clinical care managers. CareNet – Providing 24/7 health care, CareNet frequently offers RN …

Envision Healthcare

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … week about private equity. She cited TeamHealth and its competitor Envision Healthcare as prime examples of how this practice harms consumers. “They use surprise medical bills, or the threat of such bills, to get much …

Karen Hornsby Joins Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery as Chief Managed Care Officer | Business Wire | 11/18/2019

… Cigna, Humana, Berkeley Research Group, Huron Healthcare, Centura Health, and KPMG Peat Marwick. Most recently she was Vice President of Managed Care for Envision Healthcare, where she directed all regional managed care operations for the firm’s hospital-based physicians and ambulatory surgery centers. “We welcome Karen’s leadership of our Managed Care efforts as we continue to build the premier dermatology practice in the country,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Executive Chairman …

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group: 2020 Revenues To Eclipse $260B | Forbes | 12/3/2019

UnitedHealth Group said its 2020 revenues will surpass $260 billion next year as the company prepares to unveil its business strategy Tuesday. Already the nation’s largest health insurance company, UnitedHealth is poised to grow its … the nation’s third-largest health insurer. And the health insurer Cigna a year ago completed its merger with Express Scripts, a larger pharmacy benefit manager. UnitedHealth rivals, including Anthem and Humana, have also been gobbling …

Booker calls on CMS, UnitedHealth, BCBS & more to address bias in healthcare algorithms | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/3/2019

Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., published a series of letters Dec. 3 asking CMS, the Federal Trade Commission and the nation’s five leading health insurers to outline the actions they are taking to reduce algorithmic bias in healthcare. The letters are addressed to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and executives at UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and Aetna. In …

CVS Health

UnitedHealth Group: 2020 Revenues To Eclipse $260B | Forbes | 12/3/2019

… CVS Health, which operates drugstores, retail health clinics and a larger pharmacy benefit manager, acquired Aetna, the nation’s third-largest health insurer. And the health insurer Cigna a year ago completed its merger with Express Scripts, a larger pharmacy benefit manager. UnitedHealth rivals, including Anthem and Humana, have also been gobbling up doctor practices, clinics and other medical care providers …

GlaxoSmithKline

Gout Therapeutic Market Value, Volume And Future Investment Analysis to 2027 – Boehringer, GlaxoSmithKline, ALDER, Eli Lilly, Antares, Humanigen, Astellas, Mayo Foundation, AstraZeneca, Cigna | 12/3/2019

Press Releases Gout Therapeutic Market Value, Volume And Future Investment Analysis to 2027 – Boehringer, GlaxoSmithKline, ALDER, Eli Lilly, Antares, Humanigen, Astellas, Mayo Foundation, AstraZeneca, Cigna Gout is a complicated form of inflammatory arthritis identified by frequent attacks of a severe pain and swollen joints. It is basically characterized by a defective metabolism of uric acid that causes arthritis especially in the smaller bones of the feet, deposition of chalk stones …

Health-sector stocks shine, leading major indices to new records. | 11/14/2019

Cigna 188.20 +8.69 +4.84 10.1 Humana 317.58 +21.38 +7.22 17.0 UnitedHealth 256.97 +4.76 +1.89 15.3 Pharma/PBMs AstraZeneca 47.26 -1.13 -2.34 23.4 BristolMyers 58.02 +0.86 -1.51 9.4 GlaxoSmithKline 44.42 -0.85 -1.88 14.6 Johnson&Johnson 133.00 +1.80 +1.37 14.7 Eli Lilly 113.53 +1.02 +0.91 17.3 Merck 83.59 -1.35 -1.59 14.8 Mylan 17.61 -2.07 -10.52 3.9 Novartis 88.37 +0.74 +0.84 15.3 Pfizer 37.05 -1.34 -3.49 12.8 Sanofi 45.86 +0.22 +0.48 12.9 CVS …

BDSI

BioDelivery’s Belbuca Sales & Symproic Addition Encouraging | Zacks | 11/29/2019

… Zacks Equity Research Cancel Read More Hide Full Article We issued an updated research report on BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. ( BDSI - Free Report ) on Nov 28. Shares of the company have surged 78.6% so far … commercial agreements with Medicare insurers in the United States, including Cigna Corporation ( CI - Free Report ) to increase accessibility to Belbuca for covered patients in the country. The company’s efforts have brought more than 165 million …

BioDelivery’s Belbuca Sales & Symproic Addition Encouraging - November 29, 2019 - Zacks.com | 11/29/2019

We issued an updated research report on BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. ( BDSI - Free Report ) on Nov 28. Shares of the company have surged 78.6% so far this year compared with the industry ’s growth of … commercial agreements with Medicare insurers in the United States, including Cigna Corporation ( CI - Free Report ) to increase accessibility to Belbuca for covered patients in the country. The company’s efforts have brought more than 165 million …

Morgan Stanley

Stifel Financial Corp Lowers Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 12/4/2019

Stifel Financial Corp reduced its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 24.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor … of equities research analysts have weighed in on CI shares. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Cigna from $207.00 to $208.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, September …

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages | 12/1/2019

Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the nineteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a … the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 6th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Cigna from $207.00 to $208.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday …

Citigroup

Owl Creek Asset Management L.P. Makes New Investment in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 11/30/2019

Owl Creek Asset Management L.P. acquired a new position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired … buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 6th. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $221.00 price target (up from $203.00) on shares of Cigna in a research note on Tuesday, November …

Partner Investment Management L.P. Buys Shares of 7,132 Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 11/30/2019

Partner Investment Management L.P. bought a new stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund bought 7,132 shares of the health services … buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 6th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a $221.00 target price (up previously from $203.00) on shares of Cigna in a research note on Tuesday …

SunTrust Bank

John Partridge Sells 3,300 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Stock - WKRB News | 11/27/2019

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Director John Partridge sold 3,300 shares of the that occurred on Monday, November 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $203.70, for a total transaction of $672,210.00. Following … been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on shares of Cigna from $230.00 to $250.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note …

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages | 11/26/2019

Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nineteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold … a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 10th. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target on Cigna from $230.00 to $250.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November …

Macquarie

Psagot Investment House Ltd. Raises Stock Holdings in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 11/27/2019

Psagot Investment House Ltd. raised its position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 378.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission … purchasing an additional 500,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Cigna by 7.1% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 4,712,181 shares of the …

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Shares Acquired by Neo Ivy Capital Management | 11/27/2019

Neo Ivy Capital Management increased its position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 113.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC … after purchasing an additional 500,100 shares during the period. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Cigna by 7.1% during the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 4,712,181 shares of the …

Comerica Bank

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Insider Sells $2,476,629.40 in Stock | Daily Political | 11/23/2019

Comerica Bank Boosts Stake in iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF (NASDAQ:ACWX) Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Insider Sells $2,476,629.40 in Stock November 23rd, 2019 - Comments Off on Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Insider Sells $2,476,629.40 in Stock - Filed Under - by Latisha Jones Tweet Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) insider Timothy C. Wentworth sold 12,436 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 20th. The shares were …

Comerica Bank Sells 684 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) - Ticker Report | 11/4/2019

Comerica Bank lowered its position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 0.9% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 73,435 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 684 shares during the period. Comerica Bank’s holdings in Cigna were worth $12,492,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Nuveen Asset …

JP Morgan

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase Unveil Healthcare Solution | 11/18/2019

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase Unveil Healthcare Solution Haven Healthcare is tackling benefit plan design By Katie Oberkircher The joint employer venture, Haven, made its first public move almost two years since its … of its total U.S. workforce—two health plans through either Cigna or Aetna. JP Morgan’s plans feature free preventive care, no deductible or coinsurance as well as fixed copays for medical services, procedures and prescription …

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway offer cost-transparent health insurance leveraging digital technology | 11/18/2019

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway offer cost-transparent health insurance leveraging digital technology November 18, 2019 News Commentary Haven Healthcare, a joint venture of Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway, began offering health insurance plans in partnership with Cigna and Aetna to their employees to simplify insurance. The plan provides… Related companies Berkshire Hathaway , JP Morgan , Amazon …

JP Morgan Chase

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase Unveil Healthcare Solution | 11/18/2019

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase Unveil Healthcare Solution Haven Healthcare is tackling benefit plan design By Katie Oberkircher The joint employer venture, Haven, made its first public move almost two years since its … of its total U.S. workforce—two health plans through either Cigna or Aetna. JP Morgan’s plans feature free preventive care, no deductible or coinsurance as well as fixed copays for medical services, procedures and prescription …

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway offer cost-transparent health insurance leveraging digital technology | 11/18/2019

Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway offer cost-transparent health insurance leveraging digital technology November 18, 2019 News Commentary Haven Healthcare, a joint venture of Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway, began offering health insurance plans in partnership with Cigna and Aetna to their employees to simplify insurance. The plan provides… Related companies Berkshire Hathaway , JP Morgan , Amazon …

BlackRock Inc.

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports | 11/7/2019

BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK) was upgraded to Buy from Hold and the target price was raised to 545 from 465 at Deutsche Bank. Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) was reiterated with a Buy rating and its target price was raised to 205 from 180 at Mizuho. Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) was started with an Outperform rating and a 70 target price at Raymond James. GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:GWPH) Cantor …

BlackRock Inc. Trims Stock Position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 11/4/2019

BlackRock Inc. Trims Stock Position in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Posted by Danessa Lincoln on Nov 4th, 2019 // Comments off BlackRock Inc. cut its stake in Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 5.0% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The fund owned 24,619,258 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 1,306,170 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.07% of Cigna worth $3,878,763,000 as of its most …

Social Capital

Social capital, social media and loneliness | Editorial Columns | The Brunswick News | 11/6/2019

… written. Just the other day, while waiting for a rib sandwich, a fellow patron said, “Why are you writing about social capital so much?” “Because it matters,” I replied. “Well, OK. By the way, I … Social Network. However, a recent survey of 20,000 people by Cigna, a global health services company, using UCLA’s ‘Loneliness Scale’ found that the age group with the greatest feeling of social isolation and loneliness are …

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 10/31/2019

… billion in fiscal year 2018. (Brady, 10/30) Modern Healthcare: Texas Awards Nearly $10 Billion In Medicaid Contracts Health insurers Anthem, Cigna Corp. and Molina Healthcare stand to lose millions in premium revenue after losing ground … treat a much broader group of patients. (Roland, 10/30) Stat: Social Capital First, Science Second: Biotech’s Recipe For Success Has Limits When Laura Indolfi set out to launch a biotech in Boston, she had an …

Goldman Sachs

WRL for Nov 2 | 11/2/2019

… 75.43 0.49 ▲ 4 -3.18% FedEx Corp FDX 156.52 162.03 -2.41 ▲ 6 -6.09% FirstEnergy Corp FE 48.36 44.35 6.82 ▼ 92 50.42% Goldman Sachs Group GS 217.39 201.93 0.70 ▲ 1 0.50% Home Depot HD 237.34 219.33 5.47 … CH Robinson Worldwide CHRW 74.70 87.25 0.52 ▼ 0 0.00% Sell Cigna Corp CI 179.51 158.30 0.52 ▲ 1 4.56% Cincinnati Financial CINF 112.10 103.74 4.93 ▼ 66 50.35% Colgate-Palmolive Co CL 66.81 72.25 -3.03 ▼ 2 1.75 …

Nov 01, 2019 - Klingenstein Fields & Co Llc Buys Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc, Iron Mountain Inc, Sells 3M Co, Celgene Corp, Kansas City Southern - GuruFocus.com | 11/1/2019

New York, NY, based Investment company Klingenstein Fields & Co Llc ( Current Portfolio ) buys Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc, Iron Mountain Inc, SPDR Barclays Convertible Securities ETF, SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF, sells … 41.02, with an estimated average price of $38.86. Sold Out: Cigna Corp ( CI ) Klingenstein Fields & Co Llc sold out a holding in Cigna Corp. The sale prices were between $146.27 and $179.96, with an estimated …

Kaiser Permanente

You Don’t Want to Miss Our Banquets at #MACoCon | 12/3/2019

Cigna , Comcast , MD-DE-DC Beverage Association and United Healthcare . Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente for sponsoring the floral centerpieces. We’d also like to thank our Bronze Corporate Partners for sponsoring the Inaugural Banquet Reception …

In the Battle of the Fitness Trackers, the Walkers Win | 11/30/2019

… on the clock. C-SPAN network, for instance, ran a month-long walking challenge sponsored by its health insurance plan, Cigna. The step competition among C-SPAN departments, which ended July 3, totaled 22,862,341 steps … Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Share this article …

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Father with rare cancer caught in the middle of insurance showdown between Cigna and Southwestern Health Resources | 12/3/2019

… that may force him to drive four hours to receive adequate treatment in Houston. That all can be avoided if Cigna and Southwestern Health Resources come to an agreement over insurance rates before Jan. 1 … eyes. Worst case scenario, Orpen would have to travel to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for his scans. The drive is around 4 hours on a good day. Orpen would still have access to …

Calculating the Costs of Clinical Trials | 12/1/2019

… applicable plan limitations for coverage of out-of-network care will apply to routine care costs in clinical trials.” 6 Cigna’s clinical trial fact sheet notes that routine patient services, such as transplant-related services … a recent survey by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Of 105 patients who had been participating in phase I clinical trials for at least one month, half lived more than …

DaVita Medical Group

ICER Will Take Different Approach to Assess Short-Term, High-Impact Products | 12/2/2019

… CVS Health, which owns CVS Caremark PBM, purchased insurer Aetna late last year in a $69 billion deal, while insurer Cigna finalized its $54 million purchase of Express Scripts Holding Co. in late December 2018 … unit runs OptumCare, which in June completed its acquisition of DaVita Medical Group for $4.9 billion. Humana Inc. last year bought Family Physicians Group, a large Orlando, Fla.-based physician group that provides care through …

Health insurers’ debt has reached highest point in a decade | Modern Healthcare | 11/25/2019

Cigna Corp. and UnitedHealth Group — account for two-thirds of the debt issued by publicly traded insurers. Cigna raised capital by issuing bonds to b uy pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts f or $67 billion in 2018 while UnitedHealth closed its $4.3 billion deal with DaVita Medical Group this year and picked up PBM Catamaran in 2015. The analysis did not include the large CVS-Aetna deal. Insurers have opted …

Cleveland Clinic

Calculating the Costs of Clinical Trials | 12/1/2019

… applicable plan limitations for coverage of out-of-network care will apply to routine care costs in clinical trials.” 6 Cigna’s clinical trial fact sheet notes that routine patient services, such as transplant-related services … Clinical News and director of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic, recalled the devastating moment experienced by many patients when, “after devoting themselves to the trial requirements and jeopardizing their own health for the …

HCA Healthcare

7 Sickly Healthcare Stocks to Avoid | 11/22/2019

… sector and Medicare and insurers will have some leverage here, all challenging BKD’s margins in coming quarters, if not years. HCA Healthcare (HCA) Source: Trismegist san / Shutterstock.com HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA ) is a for-profit … are simply better places to put your money to work. Cigna (CI) Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com Cigna (NYSE: CI ) is one of the leading health insurers in the U.S. and beyond. It has a $75 …

Democrat debate affirms single-payer risk is easing, analyst says - Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) | Seeking Alpha | 11/21/2019

Cigna (NYSE: CI ), Anthem (NYSE: ANTM ), Centene (NYSE: CNC ) and Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH ) among payers, and HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA ) and Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC ) among facilities. But given the focus on Medicare, Borsch sees Humana (NYSE: HUM ) and UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH ) as having the most at stake in the 2020 election …

Intermountain Healthcare

Hospitals and health systems: 6 trends and issues | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/22/2019

… suburbs of Chicago. It may be Advocate Aurora Health in the Chicagoland area and Eastern Wisconsin, Hartford HealthCare in Connecticut, Intermountain Healthcare in Utah and Idaho, and a number of institutions regionally strong in their … the Advisory Board and Equian, among other arms. In 2018, Cigna acquired Express Scripts, CVS Health combined with Aetna, and Humana and private equity firms acquired Kindred Healthcare. Highmark, one of the largest insurers in …

Monday, November 18, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 11/18/2019

… Journal: Hospital System Uses AI To Boost Surgery Outcomes, Cut Costs A homegrown artificial-intelligence system has helped Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare significantly improve the results of its surgeries, while also eliminating more than $90 … health plan alliance who members include top health insurers like Cigna, Aetna and Humana, conducted the survey on 1,240 physician practices in September. It found directory maintenance costs practices nationwide $2.76 billion annually, or $999 …

Atrium Health

Hospitals and health systems: 6 trends and issues | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/22/2019

… are as follows. First, one prescription for success has been to be regionally dominant. Whether a Novant Health or an Atrium Health, both based in North Carolina, or a system like Advocate Aurora in Wisconsin … the Advisory Board and Equian, among other arms. In 2018, Cigna acquired Express Scripts, CVS Health combined with Aetna, and Humana and private equity firms acquired Kindred Healthcare. Highmark, one of the largest insurers in …

Google Alert - care plan | 11/15/2019

… her primary coverage under our family plan . Under the Affordable Care Act, plans and issuers that offer … Flag as irrelevant Cigna may remain city healthcare provider The Edwardsville Intelligencer The original renewal came back with … new acute care beds and operating rooms. Novant Health and Atrium Health have each … Flag as irrelevant Astria Health requests more time to submit reorganization plan , says it may sell assets Yakima Herald-Republic Astria …

Sutter Health

The startlingly high cost of the ‘free’ flu shot | 11/22/2019

… of benefit” forms that insurers send to members after paying a claim. KHN reviewed forms that one of its insurers, Cigna, paid for some colleagues to get flu shots this fall in Washington, D.C., and … a shot given at a Sacramento doctors’ office affiliated with Sutter Health, one of the biggest hospital chains in the state. Health experts were not surprised insurers paid Sutter more, though they were stunned just …

Novant Health

Hospitals and health systems: 6 trends and issues | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/22/2019

… the past 10 years are as follows. First, one prescription for success has been to be regionally dominant. Whether a Novant Health or an Atrium Health, both based in North Carolina, or a system like … the Advisory Board and Equian, among other arms. In 2018, Cigna acquired Express Scripts, CVS Health combined with Aetna, and Humana and private equity firms acquired Kindred Healthcare. Highmark, one of the largest insurers in …

Google Alert - care plan | 11/15/2019

… her primary coverage under our family plan . Under the Affordable Care Act, plans and issuers that offer … Flag as irrelevant Cigna may remain city healthcare provider The Edwardsville Intelligencer The original renewal came back with … are competing over new acute care beds and operating rooms. Novant Health and Atrium Health have each … Flag as irrelevant Astria Health requests more time to submit reorganization plan , says it may sell assets Yakima …

Mayo Clinic

Hospitals and health systems: 6 trends and issues | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/22/2019

… some of the most critical, life-threatening areas. This category may include hospitals like NewYork-Presbyterian, UChicago Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern Medicine and a number of other institutions that typically comprise the top … the Advisory Board and Equian, among other arms. In 2018, Cigna acquired Express Scripts, CVS Health combined with Aetna, and Humana and private equity firms acquired Kindred Healthcare. Highmark, one of the largest insurers in …

How to Become Goal Oriented and Achieve More in Life | 11/18/2019

… made it without their help and the support of friends I’ve known for years scattered around the globe. A new Cigna study shows that nearly half of Americans feel alone or left out.((CISION: New … often as you can because it will boost your happiness.((Mayo Clinic: How compassion can boost your happiness )) Dr. Amit Sood defines “compassion” as: “Your ability to experience others’ feelings — from joy to sorrow — with …

Aetna

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing power. To address this triple threat, Republicans have tried to make the health-care system more “competitive.” But the competition they seek has failed to constrain costs. Rather, it has created an incredibly opaque price system with powerful players grabbing excess profits at every opportunity—the main reason medical care in America costs so much …

Senators push CMS, commercial payers on bias in algorithms | 12/4/2019

… Cigna, Humana and Aetna, in addition to CMS Administrator Seema Verma and FTC Chairman Joseph Simons. The Science research, which the senators called “deeply troubling,” found that racial bias in an algorithm reduced the number of black patients identified for extra care by more than half, because they were assigned the same level of risk despite being sicker than white patients. The algorithm was formulated to use health costs as …

Humana

Healthequity Inc is Among the Companies in the Managed Health Care Industry With the Highest Price to Forward Sales (HQY, UNH, CI, HUM, ANTM) | 12/4/2019

Healthequity Inc is Among the Companies in the Managed Health Care Industry With the Highest Price to Forward Sales (HQY, UNH, CI, HUM, ANTM) Written on Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:38am By James Quinn Below are the three companies in the Managed Health Care Healthequity Inc 10.93. Following is Unitedhealth Grp 1.08. Cigna Corp 1.00. Humana Inc 0.78, and Anthem Inc 0.76. SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Healthequity Inc …

Senators push CMS, commercial payers on bias in algorithms | 12/4/2019

… Cigna, Humana and Aetna, in addition to CMS Administrator Seema Verma and FTC Chairman Joseph Simons. The Science research, which the senators called “deeply troubling,” found that racial bias in an algorithm reduced the number of black patients identified for extra care by more than half, because they were assigned the same level of risk despite being sicker than white patients. The algorithm was formulated to use health costs as …

UnitedHealthcare

BLUECHIP: Nova Health unifies services to better serve community | 12/4/2019

… UnitedHealthCare and Cigna, among several others. And for those who don’t have health insurance, there are self-pay options available. Under the oversight of Dr. Lyle Torguson, Nova Health’s primary medical care director, and Dr. Mark Schnapper, Nova Health’s urgent care medical director, the rest of Nova Health’s staff includes nurse family practitioners, physician assistants and physical therapists. Not all of the clinics are accepting new patients, “but we’ve added …

UnitedHealth Group: 2020 Revenues To Eclipse $260B | Forbes | 12/3/2019

… is poised to grow its top line by about 9%. UnitedHealth operates commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans via its UnitedHealthcare health insurance unit and is also expanding its medical care provider business across the … the nation’s third-largest health insurer. And the health insurer Cigna a year ago completed its merger with Express Scripts, a larger pharmacy benefit manager. UnitedHealth rivals, including Anthem and Humana, have also been gobbling …

Molina Healthcare

Utah enrollment in ACA surpassing last year, but experts say some might be confused - Deseret News | 12/1/2019

… the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, as 20 more issuers are now participating — bringing with them more competition. In Utah, Molina Healthcare reentered the health exchange market last year for 2019 in 10 of Utah’s … include SelectHealth, Molina Healthcare, University of Utah Health Plans and Cigna Healthcare. Heidi Castenada, director of individual and small employer sales at SelectHealth, which offers 29 of the 54 plans available in Salt Lake County …

Survey: Consumer satisfaction with hospitals takes a dip, while payer score climbs | FierceHealthcare | 11/25/2019

RELATED: Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, Humana take top spots for digital experience By contrast, patient satisfaction with outpatient care settings continues to climb—ambulatory care earned a 77 score for the second year in a … help health insurers UnitedHealthcare earned a score of 75, while Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans fell short of the sector average with scores of 72 and 71, respectively. Consumers rank BCBS plans …

Centene Corp

Highest Projected Earnings Growth in the Managed Health Care Industry Detected in Shares of Healthequity Inc (HQY, CNC, ANTM, CI, UNH) | 12/1/2019

Highest Projected Earnings Growth in the Managed Health Care Industry Detected in Shares of Healthequity Inc (HQY, CNC, ANTM, CI, UNH) Written on Sun, 12/01/2019 - 5:29am By Nick Russo Below are the three companies in the Managed Health Care Healthequity Inc 48.5%. Centene Corp is next with a projected earnings growth of 39.9%. Anthem Inc 27.9%. Cigna Corp 26.1%, and Unitedhealth Grp 25.4%. SmarTrend is tracking the current trend status …

Shares of Centene Corp Rank the Lowest in Terms of Forward P/E Ratio in the Managed Health Care Industry (CNC, GTS, MGLN, CI, ANTM) | 11/26/2019

Shares of Centene Corp Rank the Lowest in Terms of Forward P/E Ratio in the Managed Health Care Industry (CNC, GTS, MGLN, CI, ANTM) 2:45am By Nick Russo Below are the three companies in … lowest with a a forward P/E ratio of 11.09. Cigna Corp follows with a a forward P/E ratio of 13.95, and Anthem Inc rounds out the bottom five with a a forward P …

Magellan Health

Top 5 Companies in the Managed Health Care Industry With the Lowest P/E Ratio (GTS, CNC, CI, MGLN, ANTM) | 11/21/2019

Cigna Corp ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 16.82. Magellan Health follows with a a P/E ratio of 18.03, and Anthem Inc rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 23.08. SmarTrend is tracking the current trend status for Triple-S Mgmt-B and will alert subscribers who have GTS in their portfolio or watchlist when shares have changed trend direction …

Out-Of-Network Barriers Five Times More Likely For Mental Health Than Medical Care | Forbes | 11/20/2019

… many times higher than a person with any medical condition,” said Dr. Henry Harbin, a psychiatrist and former CEO of Magellan Health Services who is an advisor to the Bowman Family Foundation. There was a … comes as big commercial health insurance companies like Aetna, Anthem, Cigna and UnitedHealth Group talk more about treating the “whole person” and say they are making strides to integrate mental health care services with traditional …

Health Net

Cigna, Geisinger and Health Net Recognized by National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions with 2019 eValue8 Innovation Award | 11/21/2019

Posted November 20th, 2019 for National Business Coalition on Health WASHINGTON – Nov. 20, 2019 – The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions , a nonprofit organization of purchaser-led business and health coalitions, honored Cigna, Geisinger Health System and Health Net, LLC with its 2019 eValue8™ Innovation Award. The award recognizes the innovative work and measurable results of health plans that participate in eValue8, the National Alliance’s resource used by purchasers to …

HEALTHCARE SIGN UP IS HERE… | 11/20/2019

… Health Net, Kaiser, and Cigna. Depending on the size of your household and income we can also assist with verifying if you qualify for subsidies through Covered California. Covered California can provide tax credit relief/subsidies towards health care plans for individuals and families who qualify. If you are presently a client of ours, please contact our office to schedule an appointment to review your renewal. If you are not …

Anthem Blue Cross

HEALTHCARE SIGN UP IS HERE… | 11/20/2019

… Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Molina, Sutter Health, OSCAR Health, Health Net, Kaiser, and Cigna. Depending on the size of your household and income we can also assist with verifying if you qualify for subsidies through Covered California. Covered California can provide tax credit relief/subsidies towards health care plans for individuals and families who qualify. If you are presently a client of ours, please contact our office …

Jon Lender: Retirees win ruling that Hartford violated judge’s order by changing medical plan, but without a contempt finding, did they win? - Hartford Courant | 11/2/2019

Anthem Blue Cross plan to a Cigna health insurance plan, without their consent. Advertisement The retirees sued in 2017, and, this past January, a Superior Court judge ruled that the city had committed “a clear violation” of the 2003 judgment. So they won, right? Not really. That’s because although Judge Henry S. Cohn ruled Jan. 24 that the city had clearly violated the 2003 judgment, he stopped short of finding …

Oscar Health

To Succeed, MIPS Value Pathways Need More Episodic Cost Measures | Health Affairs | 11/14/2019

… Cigna, Healthcare Research and Education Trust, and Oscar Health; personal fees from Navvis Healthcare, National University Health System of Singapore, and Agathos, Inc.; personal fees and equity from NavaHealth; speaking fees from the Cleveland Clinic; serving as a board member of Integrated Services Inc. without compensation; equity from Embedded Healthcare; and an honorarium from Elsevier Press, none of which are related to this blog post. Series supporters. See our Considering …

Consumers have until Dec. 15 to make changes or add coverage for 2020 | 11/6/2019

Cigna – Coverage expansion into Chattanooga and Jackson with continuing coverage in Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, and Tri-Cities. • Oscar Health – Coverage continues in Nashville and Memphis. Though rate decreases bring down premium prices in rating areas with more competition, an individual’s out-of-pocket premium costs depend on several factors, including the amount of federal funding for premium assistance (subsidies) available in the state. Consumers should contact licensed insurance agents or …

Health New England

SI-BONE, Inc.’s (SIBN) CEO Jeff Dunn on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/12/2019

… members in South Dakota and Iowa establish positive coverage for minimally invasive SI joint fusion. Additionally, effective September 1, 2019, Health New England, which ensures approximately 200,000 members in Massachusetts, upgraded its medical policy to … part of next year that’s what we are hearing. At Cigna they are on review right now and as we have shared with you, they took that to their monthly meeting. And we have had …

Candidate For Congress Alex Morse Holds Health-Care Town Hall | 10/28/2019

… Health New England, then we had Blue Cross Blue Shield, then we had Cigna, then back to Health New England. Just that disruption alone [could be avoided],” he said.”We pay $12-13 million a year in health insurance out of a $125 million budget. Every year we look at a 10-15 percent premium increase. It’s not because our employees have suddenly gotten sicker … it’s frankly because the insurance companies just …

Bernie Sanders

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … something about it. It was mid-September 2017 and Sen. Bernie Sanders had just ascended a stage to the cheers of more than a hundred health care activists, grassroots organizers and political supporters. The packed …

“Monday, November 18, 2019 - Kaiser Health News” plus 1 more | 11/24/2019

… Warren has long endorsed a Medicare for all bill sponsored by one of her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. But until now, she has not specified how quickly she would … health plan alliance who members include top health insurers like Cigna, Aetna and Humana, conducted the survey on 1,240 physician practices in September. It found directory maintenance costs practices nationwide $2.76 billion annually, or $999 …

Elizabeth Warren

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … costs relative to the current law’s baseline. By contrast, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan would cut costs by reducing inefficiency, eliminating predatory pricing (for example, for prescription drugs) and using the purchasing power …

“Monday, November 18, 2019 - Kaiser Health News” plus 1 more | 11/24/2019

… Presents Detailed ‘Medicare For All’ Road Map With Three-Year Transition Period The plan may blunt moderates’ criticism that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would strip people of their private insurance immediately. The plan still … health plan alliance who members include top health insurers like Cigna, Aetna and Humana, conducted the survey on 1,240 physician practices in September. It found directory maintenance costs practices nationwide $2.76 billion annually, or $999 …

Joe Biden

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … for partial reforms—such as those proposed by presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg—would be likely to lower costs relative to the current law’s baseline. By contrast, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All …

The Cure Is Worse Than the Disease | 12/2/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … for partial reforms—such as those proposed by presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg—would be likely to lower costs relative to the current law’s baseline. By contrast, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All …

Seema Verma

Senators push CMS, commercial payers on bias in algorithms | 12/4/2019

… Cigna, Humana and Aetna, in addition to CMS Administrator Seema Verma and FTC Chairman Joseph Simons. The Science research, which the senators called “deeply troubling,” found that racial bias in an algorithm reduced the number of black patients identified for extra care by more than half, because they were assigned the same level of risk despite being sicker than white patients. The algorithm was formulated to use health costs as …

Booker calls on CMS, UnitedHealth, BCBS & more to address bias in healthcare algorithms | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/3/2019

Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., published a series of letters Dec. 3 asking CMS, the Federal Trade Commission and the nation’s five leading health insurers to outline the actions they are taking to reduce algorithmic bias in healthcare. The letters are addressed to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and executives at UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and Aetna. In …

Cory Booker

Senators push CMS, commercial payers on bias in algorithms | 12/4/2019

… CMS, commercial payers on bias in algorithms Getty Images First published on Dive Brief: Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., are pressing CMS , major commercial payers and the Federal Trade Commission … sent to executives at UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and Aetna, in addition to CMS Administrator Seema Verma and FTC Chairman Joseph Simons. The Science research, which the senators called “deeply troubling …

Booker calls on CMS, UnitedHealth, BCBS & more to address bias in healthcare algorithms | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/3/2019

Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., published a series of letters Dec. 3 asking CMS, the Federal Trade Commission and the nation’s five leading health insurers to outline the actions they are taking to reduce algorithmic bias in healthcare. The letters are addressed to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and executives at UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and Aetna. In …

Pramila Jayapal

Health Care Reform Articles - December 3, 2019 | 12/4/2019

… slowed the growth of medical costs—for a while. But under the Trump administration, health-care sector mergers (such as Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna and Optum-DaVita) have effectively reduced competition and increased pricing … few years and several dozen votes short of reality, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) mused to reporters one October day, it must mean proponents are doing something right. A leader of the Democrats’ liberal wing …

Congress Should Act Now to Repeal Obamacare Taxes | 12/3/2019

… employer-provided healthcare plans. The bill repealing the tax had 367 cosponsors, including members of the far left like Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and conservatives like Reps. Mark Meadows … their employees could face the tax by 2030. According to Cigna, the Cadillac Tax could cost families with high quality insurance plans as much as $3,400 per year . In order to avoid the Cadillac tax …

Ron Wyden

Booker calls on CMS, UnitedHealth, BCBS & more to address bias in healthcare algorithms | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/3/2019

Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., published a series of letters Dec. 3 asking CMS, the Federal Trade Commission and the nation’s five leading health insurers to outline the actions they are taking to reduce algorithmic bias in healthcare. The letters are addressed to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and executives at UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana and Aetna. In …

Cory Booker is demanding insurance companies provide information on medical algorithms that steer black patients away from getting higher-quality care | Business Insider | 12/3/2019

Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), sent a letter to the five largest healthcare companies in the US ordering them to provide information on how they prevent bias in algorithms. The healthcare providers mentioned were UnitedHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and Aetna. The senators also asked the Federal Trade Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services questions regarding how the units have prevented algorithmic bias in health systems …

David Cordani

Worldquant Millennium Advisors LLC Sells 2,530 Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) | 12/1/2019

Worldquant Millennium Advisors LLC decreased its stake in shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) by 5.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 41,925 shares … a consensus price target of $210.49. In related news, CEO David Cordani acquired 32,509 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost …

Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages | 12/1/2019

Shares of Cigna Corp (NYSE:CI) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the nineteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a … the SEC, which is available at this link . Also, CEO David Cordani purchased 32,509 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 9th. The stock was bought at an average …

Bob Casey

Thinking About Your Health Beware of health insurance scams, especially when shopping online | 12/1/2019

… you could buy something that won’t provide much coverage but will shortchange you mightily when you get sick. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat, who is the ranking minority member of the Senate Special Committee … lines of advertising copy that listed brands such as Aetna, Cigna, and Kaiser and touted its “mobile friendly process.” Only at the very bottom of the site did a shopper get the real government website …

Warren Buffett

7 Sickly Healthcare Stocks to Avoid | 11/22/2019

… not fall significantly, but it won’t rise much either. There are simply better places to put your money to work. Cigna (CI) Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com Cigna (NYSE: CI ) is one of the leading health … built a market-beating stock system — with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the “Master Key” to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier …

Blue Cross Insurer Anthem Looks Promising for Investors | Fortune | 11/19/2019

… will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage.” — Warren Buffett, Fortune , 1999 In a column about Alphabet this past summer, I discussed the … and the other “Big 5” health insurers—UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Cigna and Humana—are middlemen that connect the complicated ecosystem of healthcare providers, consumers and payors. When one big customer—the government—sets rates and …