Giving back through academia is a recurring theme in this week’s roundup.
Private health insurers are “waking up to” benefits of price transparency, but work remains to reach the potential for cost savings from providing consumers with more information, according to a new study from the Pioneer Institute.
Winchester-based RE/MAX Leading Edge will partner with Scotti Insurance Agency to provide insurance services via a new agency, Leading Edge Insurance.
Arbella Insurance, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Peabody Properties are among the organizations announcing changes to personnel in this week’s roundup.
Walgreens Co. has agreed to pay $5.5 million after allegedly overcharging for prescription drugs covered by the state workers’ compensation insurance system.
House and Senate leaders said Tuesday they will try to quickly pass a bill filed by Gov. Charlie Baker, perhaps as soon as this week, in an effort to avoid steep health insurance premium spikes for nearly 1,000 retired teachers and elderly government retirees.
New reporting requirements for MassHealth and protections against out-of-network billing are among provisions of forthcoming House health care legislation, details Speaker Robert DeLeo sketched out for the first time Friday morning.
Cornerstone Bank and Dedham Institution for Savings help out with homelessness in this week’s roundup.
The insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation’s biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care’s bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs.
Thursday marked the launch of a major restructuring at MassHealth that will affect the care delivery of 1.2 million people insured by the state Medicaid program, a move intended to improve overall health while containing costs.
Arbella Insurance, Erland Construction and Greylock Federal Credit Union are among the organizations making personnel announcements in this week’s roundup.
Attorney General Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Division recovered more than $45 million for the state’s Medicaid program in 2017.
Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care “at a reasonable cost.”
General Electric is taking a $6.2 billion after-tax charge in the fourth quarter tied to its review and reserve testing of GE Capital’s runoff insurance portfolio. GE Capital will also suspend its dividend to GE for the foreseeable future.
A national dental chain has paid $1.7 million to Massachusetts to resolve allegations that it fraudulently billed the state’s Medicaid program for medically unnecessary and expensive dental work on pediatric patients.
The new year will bring with it mixed financial news for Massachusetts employers, with $200 million in new health care assessments and unemployment insurance rate relief both scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1.
Massachusetts drivers and homeowners risk losing out on millions of dollars’ worth of insurance coverage discounts if lawmakers end their two-decade tradition of regularly suspending a unique statutory requirement, according to an insurance trade group.
The Massachusetts uninsurance rate remained well below the rest of the nation for health coverage this year at 3.7 percent, but nearly one in 10 Bay State residents were underinsured, according to a new state report.
If there is one thing that 2017 has taught us, it’s that uncertainty is certain. From international dealings to domestic policy, no time has been as uncertain as now. There’s no exception when
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- Former Bowling Alley Sold in Malden
- Weston Property Owner to Pay $40K for Illegal Destruction of Protected Wetlands
- Rhode Island Man Charged in Million-Dollar Embezzlement Scheme
- Longtime CEO and President of StonehamBank to Retire; Successors Announced
- Marlborough Business Owner Sentenced for Bank Fraud