EBIA Weekly A federal district court has ruled that ERISA does not preempt the Texas Prompt Payment Act as it applies to TPAs of self-insured benefit plans. The state law generally requires “insurers” to pay benefit claims within 30 or 45 days (depending on the claim’s format), or fac
By David McCann The percentage of U.S. workers covered by health plans that are at least partially self-funded by their employers has been rising gradually for many years, reaching 61% in 2014, compared with 44% back in 1999, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Wall Street Journal UnitedHealth Group Inc. has approached Aetna Inc. about a takeover deal that would likely be valued at more than $40 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest move in a frenzy of merger talks in the health-insurance industry. The approac
By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and KATIE THOMAS The prices that hospitals ask customers to pay for a series of common procedures have increased by more than 10 percent between 2011 and 2013 — more than double the rate of inflation. Read more…
QBE Accident & Health, 5/26/2015 New York, NY – QBE North America’s Accident and Health division now offers one of the most comprehensive Critical Illness products on the market in a new employer-paid Group Critical Illness enhancement for its medical stop loss product. By p