Meet the Medigap players

June 25th, 2016 | By: Bob Herman  Many of the largest carriers sell Medicare supplemental insurance. UnitedHealthcare, the health insurance unit of UnitedHealth Group, dominates the Medigap market because of its relationship with AARP. More than 4 million seniors had a UnitedHealthcare Medigap plan in 2015, or about one-third of the entire Medigap population. Blue Cross…

Will mergers stifle Healthcare reform?

July 10th, 2015 | By: Paloma Nazar The 2010 healthcare law was supposed to promote competition among insurers, and for many policyholders it’s done just that. These days, though, the insurance industry is going through a wave of mergers that threatens to leave the consumer with fewer choices. Aetna’s $37 billion purchase of Humana, the…