health insurance


U.S. head of Cigna on the health care decision

Jun 29, 2012
U.S. health insurance companies put in a tremendous amount of work for a health reform law that could have been vaporized. We speak to Matt Manders, U.S. head of Cigna, one of the country's biggest insurers, on the Supreme Court ruling.
Posted In: Cigna, health insurance

For Americans insured by employers, not much will change

Jun 29, 2012
If you are among the vast majority of Americans insured through your employer, the high court decision on health care probably won't change much.
Posted In: health care reform law, health insurance

Will health care law spur entrepreneurs?

Jun 29, 2012
Some say cheaper insurance could help startup owners focus on business.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, startup, health insurance

UnitedHealth to adopt reform provisions, set insurance standard

Jun 11, 2012
UnitedHealth will adopt some parts of the Affordable Care Act regardless of what happens in the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks. The insurer will continue to cover children up to age 26 and offer free preventive health care services.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, health insurance

Gambling on cancer treatments

Apr 9, 2012
A new study shows that cancer patients prefer riskier approaches with very low odds of success , over more successful ones that wouldn't extend their lives as long.
Posted In: cancer, medical costs, treatment, health insurance

The Supremes and the health overhaul

Mar 26, 2012
However the Supreme Court decides its ruling will push health-care reform to the top of the campaign debate. Health reform won't go away. The costs of the system are too high. The fiscal, economic and household pressures remain too great. Back to the future won't work.
Posted In: health care, medical care, Supreme Court, health insurance

Health insurance industry keeping close eye on proceedings

Mar 26, 2012
The health insurance industry had supported the health care reform bill, but if the Supreme Court decides to get rid of the individual mandate, that could cause a lot of trouble for the industry.
Posted In: health insurance, health care reform law

Slim savings with consumer-driven health plan

Feb 13, 2012
There is a lot of theory motivating consumer-driven health plans like the HSA, much of it reminiscent of ideas promoted with the rise of the 401(k) retirement savings plan. Well, three decades later the 401(k) has turned out to be a deeply flawed pension. The same is likely to be true with consumer-driven healthcare plans.
Posted In: health insurance, health savings accounts, 401(k)s

Investing in a health savings account

Dec 20, 2011
For 2012, I'm switching to a high-deductible health plan and will enroll in the associated health savings account. What investment strategy do you recommend? Cash, bonds or total market? Ken, Portland, OR
Posted In: insurance, health insurance, Investing

Tax Question: Can Uncle Sam help me with heathcare?

Apr 14, 2011
All this week I've been answering last-minute tax questions as part of Marketplace Money's special report on tax season, and here's the latest....
Posted In: deductions, health insurance, Taxes