• 7 payers receive first NCQA accreditation for health equity

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance has recognized nine healthcare organizations, including seven payers, for their work to address care inequities.
  • 'COVID has shattered actuarial science': Incoming Clover Health CEO lays out his priorities, challenges

    Clover Health President and Chief Technology Officer Andrew Toy will assume the role of CEO in January when founder Vivek Garipalli moves on from the position. 
  • Meet the BCBS CEOs in the South

    Most of the nation's largest health payers have a single CEO at the helm and operate under one name across many states. In contrast, Blue Cross and Blue Shield payers function as smaller, independent companies, though they are often the largest insurer within their respective state.
  • Meet the BCBS CEOs of the Northeast

    Most of the nation's largest health payers have a single CEO at the helm and operate under one name across many states. In contrast, Blue Cross and Blue Shield payers function as smaller, independent companies, though they are often the largest insurer within their respective state.
  • Former Humana execs launch small business benefits startup

    Two former Humana executives have launched a new company, Arrow Health, aimed at allowing more small businesses to offer health benefits, KYInno reported Sept. 20.
  • Big payers ranked by CEO tenure

    From 13 years to a few months, here is how long the CEOs of 10 of the nation's largest payers have held their roles: 
  • Q&A with UCare's CEO on building an anti-racist healthcare organization

    Hilary Marden-Resnik has been president and CEO of Minneapolis-based UCare since March. Following a decades-long career working with Minnesota providers, she sat down with Becker's to discuss how her work advances the company's journey as an anti-racist organization through the prioritization of health equity initiatives and whole-person care.
  • Creating access for hard-to-reach Medicare beneficiaries during the pandemic

    The American health system must creatively use limited resources to meet the aging population’s needs. Every day, more than 10,000 seniors age into Medicare, and by 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 years or older. Brick-and-mortar hospitals lack the resources to meet those growing numbers.
  • The moment is now: How payers can help lay the groundwork for effective demographic data collection

    As payers look to address health disparities post-pandemic and CMS shifts toward measuring health equity compliance, the insurance industry is laying the groundwork to improve demographic data collection from its members.
  • California Medicaid is going value-based. Meet the woman leading the charge in Orange County

    It's been just under a month since Kelly Bruno-Nelson was named executive director of Medi-Cal and CalAIM at CalOptima, a public health insurance agency in Orange County, Calif. that serves low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities. 
  • This autoimmune disease affects 700,000 people, but many have never heard of it — Dr. Lotus Mallbris explains why

    Lotus Mallbris, MD, PhD, leads the global clinical development and medical affairs teams supporting Eli Lilly and Company’s immunology portfolio. She is a dermatologist with experience treating patients who have alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that attacks hair follicles and causes well-defined, coin-shaped patches of nonscarring hair loss. Alopecia areata is commonly dismissed as a cosmetic inconvenience, but is a serious disease that recently found its way into national headlines.
  • Are employer-built health plans one of the best kept secrets in insurance? 

    An employer-built health plan. It may not be a concept you've ever heard of, but those that build and use them will tell you they're the best kept secret in the world of health insurance. Becker's decided to explore more about these custom plans that promise to cut out commercial payers altogether and greatly reduce employers' annual expenses on employee health benefits.
  • Payers are all in on the health equity executive

    As payers look to improve care outcomes across racial and ethnic lines within the communities they serve, many have recently added a new role to their C-suite lineup: the health equity executive.
  • Longtime Centene CEO Michael Neidorff dies

    Michael Neidorff, the longtime CEO of Centene, has died at the age of 79. 
  • UC Health Cincinnati payer lead: Vertical integration pushes, pulls on coordinated care

    Payer are setting a double standard for patient care that both pushes for centralized, coordinated care and pulls patients away from receiving care in one place, according to Tim Maloney, vice president of payer relations at UC Health in Cincinnati (Ohio). 
  • Centene CEO to take medical leave of absence

    Centene Chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff will be taking a medical leave of absence, effective Feb. 24. 
  • Horizon BCBS exec: Focused efforts, bucking 'shared failure' builds value-based partnerships that last

    For providers and payers to maintain the momentum in forming value-based agreements, insurers need to have their "feet planted squarely in two areas, according to Lisa White, Director of value-based partner transformation at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. 
  • Centene CEO Michael Neidorff: A biographical timeline

    Michael Neidorff, Centene's CEO and chairman, doesn't just have his fingerprints all over Centene's history — his influence expands well across the payer landscape. 
  • Humana to add two directors as part of board 'refresh'

    Humana is adding two independent directors to its board as it braces for a leadership refresh through 2022. 
  • Meet the C-suite of UnitedHealth Group: 10 execs to know

    UnitedHealth Group's C-suite draws experience from across the payer's portfolio and around the world. 

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