UnitedHealth Offers Rebate To Calif. Small Business; Humana On The Lookout For Medicare Deals
This summer, United Healthcare will share $3.5 million in rebates with California small businesses as a part of a requirement of the health law - if it indeed is in effect.
Los Angeles Times: UnitedHealth To Rebate $3.5 Million To California Small Businesses
Nearly 4,400 small businesses in California will share in $3.5 million in rebates from insurance giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. this summer as insurers nationwide prepare to return millions of dollars to customers as a key benefit of the federal healthcare law kicks in (Terhune, 5/31).
Meanwhile, Humana remains a potential buyer for Medicare-plan providers -
The Wall Street Journal: Humana Remains On The Lookout For Medicare Deals
Health insurer Humana, which has boosted its already-large roster of Medicare Advantage-covered patients with a couple of recent purchases of Medicare-plan providers, remains a potential buyer (Kamp, 5/31).
In addition, NPR offers the following report about consumers' cost consciousness -
NPR: More Americans Are Checking Prices Before Getting Health Care
Do you shop around for the best price on a visit to the doctor, a CT scan or surgery at a hospital? If so, it looks like you've got a little more company (Hensley, 5/31).