We are excited to introduce the 2016 Healthcare Monitor Awards, recognizing health plans in our Healthcare Monitor coverage group for excellence in the digital user experience they offer members. For more than 15 years, we have presented gold, silver and bronze medals to identify the most innovative and valuable digital offerings in the financial services space and are happy […]
With recent National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports finding drug misuse and addiction to painkillers at epidemic levels, health insurers can make a difference in the lives of their members by providing information and resources on treatment and preventative care.
The healthcare insurance industry experienced numerous disruptors in 2015 including cyber-attacks, the Affordable Care Act ruling and numerous mergers and acquisitions. Partially in response to these happenings, Corporate Insight’s Healthcare Monitor coverage group reported a variety of changes to firms’ public and member sites, improving the way members manage and understand their health benefits. In […]
Though once common, doctor house calls have since fallen out of practice. In the age of Uber, however, using an app to request a modern-day house call could become as common as digitally hailing a cab. The Doctor on Demand series looks at the emergence of on-demand services in the healthcare sphere, starting with Pager, […]
Cue, the health app released by Humana in late April of 2015, is one of a few health tracker apps offered by the firms within our Healthcare Monitor coverage group. The app, which we briefly covered in a May 2015 blog, allows users to prompt themselves to complete simple and customizable tasks. The app can […]
In 2014, Medicare accounted for 14% of the federal budget with payments totaling $597 billion. All told, about 55 million Americans benefit from Medicare, making it one of the most pivotal aids to retirees. In 2015, there were a total of 16.8 million total Medicare Advantage new enrollees, so health plans are calling the baby […]
Consolidation is sweeping through the healthcare industry as healthcare providers of all types strive to build scale amid the rollout of the new rules imposed on the industry. On Friday, July 3rd, 2015 a deal was struck between Aetna and Humana, under which Aetna will acquire all outstanding shares of Humana. While health experts and […]
A year ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) plan purchasing process was so hobbled by technical problems that only six people were able to complete the process on opening day. This year, there were far fewer problems, yet some did persist such as slow loading times, resetting passwords and unlocking accounts when […]