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5 Things Washington: NPN & DaVita, Lani Todd, US Senate

| Nov 28, 2017 | Washington

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was fabulous, your family was kept all safe and warm, and that all of your clothes still fit perfectly! This time of year is always a good reminder to say thank you to those of you cheering us on, who partner with us to bring...[ Read More ]

OptumCare selects Allscripts as Health IT provider

| Aug 5, 2016 | California, Texas

Health services company OptumCare, part of UnitedHealthcare subsidiary Optum, announced on Friday that it has tapped Allscripts TouchWorks suite as its electronic health records (EHRs) platform for its physician practices. Implementation will begin later this year, the company said. OptumCare serves more than 8 million people in 49 geographic markets....[ Read More ]

CalPERS awards $4.9B contract to OptumRX

| May 19, 2016 | California

OptumRX, a subsidiary of United Healthcare Group Inc., has landed a $4.9 billion, five-year contract with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide prescription drug benefits. The company, which specializes in prescription drugs and health care products, is now set to serve 486,000 of the state agency’s members...[ Read More ]

WA: 11 Carriers Declare Intent to Sell Individual Plans on Exchange in 2015

, | Feb 27, 2014 | Washington

Eleven insurance carriers have informed the Washington Health Benefit Exchange they intend to offer individual insurance policies through the state's exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder, in 2015. The carriers submitted letters of intent to the Exchange indicating they plan to file individual policies with the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) by the May 1...[ Read More ]

New Milestone for HealthPath Washington

Erin Thurston | Jun 10, 2013 | Washington

The Health Care Authority and the Department of Social and Health Services have announced Regence BlueShield and United Healthcare as the “apparently successful” bidders for HealthPath Washington’s new Medicare and Medicaid coordination project launching in King and Snohomish Counties in April 2014. The two other bidders, Molina Healthcare and Community...[ Read More ]

Carriers Submit Intent to Participate in WA Healthplanfinder

Erin Thurston | Feb 27, 2013 | Washington

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange reports that it has received 24 notifications from carriers expressing intent to participate in Washington Healthplanfinder beginning next fall. The non-binding letters-of-intent expressed interest from 13 carriers in the individual market, seven in the small business health options program, and four in the dental market. Carrier...[ Read More ]