Category Archives: Health Insurance

Centene’s Restructuring Initiative Focuses on Behavioral Health and Pharmacy Growth

Centene’s recent acquisition of PANTHERx will play a major role in the company’s specialty pharmacy growth

Humana Joins Cigna’s Drug Buying Group Ascent Health Services

Ascent Health manages commercial rebates, the payments that drug makers make to health plans

Centene’s Agreement to Acquire Magellan Health Bolsters Medicaid Business

The transaction also adds 2 million PBM members and 16 million medical pharmacy members, enhancing the scale of Centene’s pharmacy platform with leading capabilities in specialty drug management

ACA Supreme Court Deliberations and Any Impact on Biosimilars?

If the court strikes down the ACA entirely, biosimilars on the U.S. market or in the FDA approval pipeline would have to either be grandfathered in or face a regulatory wind-down

Walmart Accelerating Health Insurance Strategy to Provide Medicare Coverage

After more than a decade of transforming health care for its associates and customer base, Walmart is intent on playing an even larger role

Kaiser Permanente Washington Introduces Virtual-First Health Plan

In response to increasing patient demand for telehealth this year in which 90 percent of Kaiser Permanente Washington patient visits are now by telephone or video,

Highmark’s Strategy to Contain Drug Costs Includes an Increasing Number of Outcome-Based Contracts

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and payers have developed a number of agreements under which reimbursement is contingent on specific outcomes over the last few years

Humana Increases Home Care Capabilities Through Heal Partnership

Humana plans to serve as a partner in health and aging, delivering a personalized and simple experience through an integrated, value-based health ecosystem