Items Tagged with 'health insurance'


Health plan signs deal with Cigna

May 22, 2018
A local health plan has entered into a new agreement with a division of a global insurer to expand its reach. Read More

Michigan among least competitive for commercial health insurance

Consumers suffer when the choices are too few.

November 7, 2014
From the Medical Mile in Grand Rapids to the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan offers a number of health care options, yet it is considered one of the top concentrated markets in terms of commercial health insurance. Read More

Health insurance is the new recruitment tool

November 8, 2013
It used to be the annual discussion employee benefits consultants had with their clients was mainly about how to “slice and dice” the health insurance cost wherever possible, and that usually included shifting more of the expense to the employee. Read More

The Blues and Priority Health step into the health exchange fray

Lots of time and money is spent on promotion, but who really needs coverage?

October 4, 2013
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants everyone to know it is the only health insurance company offering coverage in all 83 Michigan counties on the federal Health Insurance Marketplace that opened Oct. 1 — and it also brags about its low prices. Read More

More cost and lots of confusion

May 10, 2013
Cost and confusion are the two main factors confounding employers these days as they prepare to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act starting Jan. 1. Read More

New Blue Cross likely to have higher premiums

Upcoming insurance exchange could put policy providers under a white light.

March 29, 2013
After 75 years of operating as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, Michigan’s largest health insurer, with 4.4 million members, will become what state lawmakers have called a “customer-owned nonprofit.” Read More

Autism insurance helps children, but more therapists needed

Recent change in law covers up to $50K per year.

November 10, 2012
LANSING — The state now requires health insurers to provide diagnosis and treatment coverage for people with autism spectrum disorder, and advocacy groups say children with autism have more opportunities to receive treatment. Read More