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.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana has agreed to pay $1 million to avoid legal action from insurance regulators who received hundreds of complaints over the company's services.
Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen has issued a warning to Montana Medicare beneficiaries to be on the lookout for scams that can pop up during Medicare open enrollment.
Alex Ward doesn’t like to call them con artists.
What’s in a name matters.
Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen as they announce a change in prescription coverage in Montana for specialty drugs during a press conference Friday.
Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen as they announce a change in prescription coverage in Montana for specialty drugs during a press conference Friday.Multiple sclerosis patient Deanna McCann, right, stands with Montana I…
Montanans who need expensive prescription drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, cancer, hepatitis and other critical illnesses could get some relief next year with a change in the way insurance companies cover prescription drugs. State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen announced Friday that…
HAMILTON — A Hamilton stockbroker will be awarded for blowing the whistle on a broker who cheated Montana clients of more than a quarter-million dollars.
Monica Lindeen, Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, is seeking applications for the Montana Patient-Centered Medical Home Stakeholder Council.
HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.
HELENA — For nearly 31,500 Montanans who bought subsidized health insurance on the new, online “marketplace” this year, Tuesday’s federal appeals court rulings on the issue won’t change anything for now, the state’s top insurance official said.
Anticipating home insurance problems after last May’s hail storm in Billings, Montana’s state insurance commissioner is dispatching claims experts to the city this week to meet with homeowners.
HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen confirmed Wednesday that’s she exploring whether to run for Montana secretary of state in 2016 — but said she’s a long way from deciding.
First came the hailstorm, then the rush to assess the damage — and now for many businesses, the chance to cash in on repairs.
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 — The foundation funded by the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana to a Chicago insurance giant eventually will have more than $150 million in assets to fund millions of dollars each year in health care programs, officials say.
HELENA — Meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, state Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen said she discussed Montana’s collaborative effort to enroll people into health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before last month’s deadline.
One of my favorite Montana entrepreneurs is Wheat Montana’s Dean Folkvord. I’m not sure whether Dean voted for Barack Obama, but I doubt it. The thing about Dean though is he has a sharp pencil and he does what’s best for his business and his customers. That’s how Wheat Montana blazed the tr…