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 — Top executives at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana did not take a pay cut last year, as reported erroneously by the Gazette State Bureau in May — but, rather, received quite a bit more in total compensation.
HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen announced Thursday that her office levied a $250,000 fine on the “old” pre-merger Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana for market-conduct violations from 2006-2010.
HELENA — The Obama administration’s attempt Thursday to allow people to keep old health-insurance plans slated for cancellation is creating more confusion in an already tumultuous market, Montana’s insurance commissioner said.
HELENA -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana on Tuesday backtracked on a proposed, across-the-board 3.5 percent premium increase for group policies, saying the rate hike won’t occur until group-coverage clients renew their policies next year.
HARDIN — Last spring, Floyd Link replaced the ramp to the back door of his house with a flight of stairs.
MISSOULA — With the largest components of the recent health care law kicking in at the start of 2014, businesses have a lot of decisions to make this year about how they will react to new rules and regulations.
HELENA — A Helena district judge has declared unconstitutional the state’s ban on prescription birth control coverage for teenage girls covered under the state’s health insurance program for low-income people.
HELENA — An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the Montana Department of Justice seeking the public release of a report the group says may show that people involuntarily committed to the Montana Developmental Center are at risk of abuse or neglect.
POLSON — Investigators with the Montana Department of Justice were in Polson on Monday looking into charges of perjury and obstruction of justice involving the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
After 44 years as a big game outfitter, Ken Greslin of Broadus is selling his Powder River Outfitters business.
No battles were fought in Montana during the Civil War. And attention is bound to focus east of the Mississippi as Americans mark the war’s 150th anniversary.