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Health Insurers Ride High for Now, But Watch What’s Coming Next

By KEN TERRY In the strangest healthcare business story of 2020, the major health insurance companies are thriving despite—or because of—the pandemic. As the second quarter reports of United, Anthem, Cigna and other insurers reveal, their COVID-19-related costs were outweighed by the sharp drop in claims for other healthcare services. As a result, the second… Read More »

Coronavirus Spurs Insurers To Ease Restrictions On Routine Medicine Refills : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image In light of the spread of COVID-19, some U.S. health insurers have begun to allow patients to order a larger emergency supply of their routine medicines for diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions. Jeffrey Hamilton/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jeffrey Hamilton/Getty Images As COVID-19 begins to spread and sicken more… Read More »

Life insurers leery of covering Canadians with new coronavirus until more is known

It’s not just doctors, public health experts and scientists who are struggling to figure out how much of a threat the novel coronavirus poses. Like SARS and the pandemic flu before it, the newly emerged infection is presenting some unique challenges to Canada’s life insurance industry — and patients who might want to buy a… Read More »

Health insurers stable, M&A seen diminishing in 2020: Fitch

Dive Brief: The outlook for the health insurance sector remains stable heading into 2020, Fitch Ratings reports. The ratings agency maintains a stable outlook on the “vast majority” of the companies it rates within the U.S. health insurance industry, which includes UnitedHealth Group and Aetna. The insurance sector continues to benefit from “low unemployment, manageable medical cost trend… Read More »