HELENA — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, the state’s largest private health insurer, agreed Thursday to pay a $1 million penalty for a raft of customer-service complaints and problems handled by state regulators.
HELENA — The fate of a proposal for the state to provide health coverage for 70,000 low-income people rests with legislators after Gov. Steve Bullock vowed to ask the Montana Legislature to accept federal money to expand Medicaid.
Billings Clinic is holding a free informational program called “Nine things you need to know about health insurance.” A panel including Dr. Heidi Duncan, physician director of health policy; Becky Kelly, director of payer relations; and Jan Hoy, payer relations associate, will present and an…
Billings Clinic will host a free program called “Nine things you need to know about health insurance" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at the Clinic.
If you’re among the nearly one in five Montanans who are uninsured, the Affordable Care Act changes how you buy health insurance, when you buy it and what you buy.
Health issues were big news in The Billings Gazette recently, even before the Ebola and enterovirus D68 outbreaks. In October a front page headline announced: “Poverty hinders Montana’s access to health care.” The lead article on Sept. 30 stated: “Feds give $14.9M to Montana for health care …
With an eye toward offering city employees choice in who provides their medical care, the Billings City Council will be taking a look at how health care provider contracts are devised and agreed upon.
A proposed surcharge on Yellowstone County employees who failed to participate in a health fair blood draw backfired this week after two unions objected.
HELENA — The federal government is again funding “navigators” in Montana to help the uninsured buy private, subsidized health coverage this fall — with a new emphasis on Native American consumers.
With 5,000 packages daily and rising coming through Billings Logan International Airport, officials at Matheson Flight Extenders say they need more help.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming citizens searching for health insurance in the federal marketplace will continue to receive assistance from the state’s two navigator organizations, after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced renewed grant funding for the Cowboy State.
More than 30,000 Montanans who didn’t have insurance at the start of this year, are now covered by health insurance. RiverStone Health is offering free, hourlong sessions to help newly insured individuals who may be confused by insurance jargon or by their healthcare choices.
HELENA — The Bullock administration has approved rate increases of 15 percent to 27 percent and lower benefits for the 2015 state employee health plan, which covers 16,000 state employees and retirees.
HELENA — Prices for 2015 health insurance policies sold on Montana’s federal online “marketplace” will increase only 1.35 percent, on average, state Auditor Monica Lindeen said Wednesday.
HELENA — A new report says insurance pays for 94 percent of Montana state employees' health care costs.
New federal health insurance laws won’t be the job killers that critics fear, a U.S. Small Business Administration official said Thursday in Billings.
More than 7 million Americans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Recent reports indicate that more than 5 million people did not have health insurance coverage before enrolling in a health insurance marketplace plan. If you have been insured for years or are n…
HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen, whose office regulates insurance, said Thursday the latest enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act don’t tell the whole story, and that she’ll be taking a closer look.
HELENA — Nearly 36,600 Montanans are covered by individual health insurance policies they selected through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace, federal health officials reported Thursday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Health insurance signups through the federal exchange have increased in Wyoming ahead of Monday's deadline to join or face penalties, according to representatives of the two insurers providing coverage in the state.