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1. Why Are Tennessee’s ACA Rate Hikes Among Nation’s Largest?
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Can you imagine your car payment going up by 44 percent next year? Or that the cost of your cable was going up another 36 percent per month?
That’s what it will feel like for hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans in 2016 as the nation gets ready for its third year of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, which provides health care insurance to more than 231,440 people in the state who couldn’t otherwise obtain insurance.
2. Urge to Merge
- Wednesday, August 05, 2015
First it was big insurer Aetna, announcing it’s reached a deal to buy rival Humana for $34.1 billion. Only a few weeks later, another pair of insurers decided to get hitched, with Anthem announcing it would buy Cigna for $48.4 billion.
3. Co-Op Health Enrollment Still Unknown in Tennessee
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – It's still too early to tell whether an insurance co-op created solely to sell health plans to Tennesseans through the federal government's exchange was able to compete with the state's big insurers.
4. Health Law Concerns for Cancer Centers
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation's best cancer hospitals are off-limits.
5. Affordable Care Act
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
On Oct. 1, a new shopping website will launch in Tennessee.
Much like Amazon.com, it will offer a place where consumers can compare products from different sellers and buy the one that best suits their needs.
6. Open Enrollment Approaching for Insurance Exchange
- Saturday, September 14, 2013
With open enrollment for purchasing health insurance from the federally run Tennessee health insurance exchange set to begin on Oct. 1, local health care organizations are preparing with operational changes and plans for educating patients.
7. Humana to Sell Policies in Unserved Mississippi Counties
- Monday, July 22, 2013
Humana says it will cover the 36 Mississippi counties that had been left uncovered on the new federal online marketplace when it starts enrolling customers in October.
The move means consumers in all counties will be able to buy health insurance through the online exchange. Coverage under those policies begins Jan. 1.
8. Daniels Takes on New Role at Greater Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Amy Daniels to the newly created position of senior vice president, membership and communications. Daniels, who has worked at the chamber for 17 years, will now oversee the membership department while continuing in her prior role, leading the communications and programming department.
9. Baptist, Community Health Alliance Strike Deal
- Friday, May 24, 2013
West Tennessee residents who purchase health care insurance through Community Health Alliance beginning this fall will be directed to providers at Baptist Memorial Health Care facilities.
The exclusive agreement should be a boon for the Memphis-based Baptist system, which operates 14 hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. The Baptist network also includes more than 4,000 affiliated physicians, a multi-specialty physician group of more than 450 providers, home, hospice and psychiatric care, and a network of surgery, rehabilitation and outpatient centers.
10. Report: Premium Hikes for Top Medicare Drug Plans
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.
11. Humana Announces Deal to Buy Chronic-Care Provider
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Health insurer Humana Inc. says it is acquiring SeniorBridge, a New York-based chronic-care provider best known for offering in-home care for the elderly.
12. Higher Copays Seen for Medicare Brand-Name Drugs
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – With three weeks left for seniors to change their Medicare prescription plan for 2012, a study released Wednesday finds that copays for brand-name drugs are going up – sharply in some cases.
13. Humana CEO to Retire, New President Tapped
- Monday, November 07, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Humana Chief Executive Officer Mike McCallister announced that he plans to retire within 18 months and the company has tapped Bruce D. Broussard as president of the Louisville-based firm.
14. Health Care Stocks Endure Turmoil Better Than Most
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Health care stocks historically provide a relatively safe haven in roiling markets. They're less tethered to the economy's every movement than other stocks and tend to be less volatile.
Anxious investors might be considering putting money in the sector, but the current outlook is complicated by uncertainty over the government's changing involvement in health care. The wild card is potential cuts to Medicare or Medicaid, soon to be considered by Congress' new debt-reduction supercommittee.
15. Humana Posts Big Drop in 4Q Earnings
- Tuesday, February 08, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Humana Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings fell 57 percent as operations were weighed down by expenses partly associated with its Medicare offerings and an expansion into health care delivery.
16. Humana to Purchase Health Care Company Concentra
- Tuesday, November 23, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Health insurer Humana Inc. plans its first broad foray into health care delivery in nearly two decades with its intended purchase of Concentra Inc. in an approximately $790 million cash deal announced Monday.
17. Health Insurer Humana Forecasts 2011 Earnings Drop
- Friday, November 19, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Health insurer Humana Inc. said Thursday it expects its 2011 earnings per share to fall by about a dollar from this year due to its Medicare Advantage program and medical cost trends, among other factors.
18. Walmart Drug Plan for Seniors May Not be Best Deal
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer alert: A new Medicare drug plan with the lowest upfront cost in the country may not be for everyone, experts say.
Medicare's open enrollment season just started, and the plan from insurer Humana and retail giant Walmart is getting attention. At $14.80, the monthly premium is the lowest of any national plan, about half the average. And Humana and Walmart are advertising savings of more than $450 a year for the typical Medicare recipient.
19. Health Insurers Help GOP After Dalliance With Dems
- Monday, October 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurers flirted with Democrats, supported them with money and got what they wanted: a federal mandate that most Americans carry health care coverage. Now they're backing Republicans, hoping a GOP Congress will mean friendlier regulations.
20. Humana and Wal-Mart Forming Prescription Drug Plan
- Monday, October 04, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and health insurer Humana Inc. said Friday they are teaming up to offer a low-cost Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.
21. Gov't Investigates Health Insurance Company Mailer
- Tuesday, September 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is investigating a major insurance company for allegedly trying to scare seniors with a mailer warning they could lose important benefits under health care legislation in Congress.
22. Obama Speech Leaves Health Care Industry Uncertain
- Friday, September 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of health insurers wavered in premarket activity Thursday after President Barack Obama made clear he is sticking to his goal of health care reform in a televised speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.
23. Humana Q2 Profit Jumps 34 Percent as Premiums Rise
- Tuesday, August 04, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Health insurer Humana Inc. said Monday its second-quarter profit rose 34 percent on the strength its robust government business, led by Medicare Advantage offerings, easily offsetting a sluggish commercial segment hamstrung by the recession.
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber Humana Health Series will be today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Crescent Club, Poplar Ave., Suite 909. The speaker panel will include Craig Becker of the Tennessee Hospital Association, Bob Gordon of Baptist Memorial Health Care and Dave Archer of Saint Francis Hospital. For reservations, contact Angela Michaels at 543-3546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, June 15, 2009
The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold a metro mixer Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. Deadline for registration is today. To register, contact Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or email@example.com.
26. Humana Q1 Profit More than Doubles
- Tuesday, April 28, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Health insurer Humana Inc. said Monday its first-quarter profit more than doubled as its government business surged from higher membership in its Medicare Advantage plans and lower expenses in Medicare drug plans that sapped earnings a year ago.
27. Humana Reports Sharply Lower 3Q Earnings
- Tuesday, October 28, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Humana Inc. said Monday its third-quarter profit tumbled nearly 40 percent, dragged down by a bitter dose of investment losses and an expected decline in premiums from its Medicare prescription drug plans.
28. National, Local Small Businesses Hit Hard on Health Coverage Front
- Wednesday, May 24, 2006
As managing partner of Mid-South Marking Systems, Rick Summers makes critical business decisions every day. But one such decision had nothing to do with the bar code/RFID systems integrations his company has performed since 1981.
29. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, May 04, 2005
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Tennessee Exhibit Hall at the Peabody, 149 Union Ave
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Tennessee Exhibit Hall at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Jerry Rice, a volunteer with ...
30. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, May 02, 2005
MAAR Commercial Council Hosts Educational Session
The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786. May 4
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council pre...
31. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Joseph Lee Makes Appointments to Management Team
AutoZone Announces Organizational Changes
AutoZone Inc. hired Jim Shea to the position of executive vice president, merchandising and marketing. Shea most recently worked for Party City. In addi...
32. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Mpact Memphis presents a leadership luncheon from noon to 2 p
The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Hernando DeSoto Room at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Sgt. Jerry W. Bierbrodt of the Memphis Police Department and Detective Steve ...
33. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, September 13, 2004
Department of Revenue Hosts New Business Workshop
Reality Based Management presents The Charge Nurse at 8 a.m. at Holiday Inn-Sycamore View, 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive. Cost is $149 per person. Call (800) 815-9379 or visit www.rbm...
34. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 20, 2003
I purposely left this a little short because we have so many photos
Leigh Ann Johnson was promoted to audit manager at Bean & Ison CPAs and Consultants. She has been with the firm since 2000. She earned a degree from the University of Tenness...
35. Archived Article: Humana (lead)
- Thursday, October 18, 2001
Humana plan launches in Memphis first
Humana uses Memphis as launching pad
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Humana announced Wednesday its new health care initiative, which it hopes will change the way people think about health insurance plan...
36. Archived Article: Aetna P.2
- Thursday, April 13, 2000
Aetna settles 'landmark' Aetna settles 'landmark' case In a settlement with the state of Texas, health insurance giant Aetna Inc. agreed Tuesday to stop offering financial bonuses to doctors who limit health care, a practice criticized because patie...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 14, 1997
April 14 April 14 Professional Secretaries International will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The cost is $13. For more information, call Jo Meadows at 224-9662. April 15 Memphis Human Resources Association will meet a...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 07, 1997
April 7 April 7 The Mid-South Quality-Productivity Center will sponsor a workshop on documenting ISO 9000 through April 8 at State Technical Institute. The workshop is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The presenter is Charles A. Yacuzzo, president o...