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Anthem to buy Cigna in $48 billion deal

...by consumers, because insurers have already finalized most of their plans for coverage that starts in January.Insurance industry consultant Robert Laszewski said insurers are bulking up to negotiate with bigger hospital systems, which are going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-24/anthem-buy-cigna-48-billio
Supreme Court upholds health care law

...risk of losing that aid because they live in states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges.The health insurance industry breathed a sigh of relief, and a national organization representing state regulators from both political parties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-25/supreme-court-upholds-health
Georgians face health insurance spike

...for under the Affordable Care Act.The report does not list proposed increases of less than 10 percent, and an insurance industry official says many plans in Georgia remain under that threshold.The rates pertain to health plans offering coverage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-03/georgians-face-health-in
Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs scored well in insurance crash test

...Only three of seven midsize SUVs from the 2015 model year performed well in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group.The Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler four-door got the highest, or "good," rating in the latest round...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/only-3-7-midsize-suvs-scored-well-i
On The Money: Finding your way with a patient navigator

...policy, economics and law. Other health advocates have backgrounds in nursing, social work, medicine and the insurance industry.Before hiring a health advocate be sure to ask for references and information on training and experience. Customers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/money-finding-your-way-pat
Ga. eyes insurance overhaul

...The state insurance commissioner would develop guidelines on networks, Burke said.Opposing the bill is the insurance industry, which testified that cost increases in health care are continuing at an "unsustainable rate.''Allan Hayes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/ga-eyes-insurance-overhaul
On The Move

...Smith Lanier & Co.Work expe r ience: He was previously Vice President/Managing Director. He has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. MARK WALLSJob title: Senior Project DesignerEmployer: Delta Engineering GroupWork expe r ience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/move
New once-a-day pill for hepatitis C wins FDA approval

...hand over documents detailing its decision to price Sovaldi at $84,000 for one 12-week regimen.The health insurance industry has been blasting Gilead for months over Sovaldi's price, and most insurers require prior authorization before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-10/new-once-day-pill-hepatiti
On The Move

...experience: She has more than 10 years of experience in office administration and customer support in the banking and insurance industries. DR. STILIANOS KOUNTAKISNew job title: Chairman of otolaryngologyEmployer: Medical College of GeorgiaWork experience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-05/move
MetLife to challenge 'too-big-to-fail' tag

...customers and has operations in almost 50 countries."MetLife has always supported robust regulation of the life insurance industry and has operated under a stringent state regulatory system for decades," said Chairman and CEO Steven Kandarian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-13/metlife-challenge-too-big-