Health Insurance — Press Releases

11/20/2012
Weiss Ratings Upgrades 33 Health Insurer Ratings; Downgrades 22

07/30/2012
Weiss Ratings Upgrades 45 Health Insurer Ratings; Downgrades 35

10/24/2011
Connecticut Seniors Pay Highest Premiums for Medigap Plans

10/10/2011
Medigap Rates Vary as Much as 1,316%

07/19/2011
Weiss Ratings: Health Insurers Profit from Rise in Unemployment

06/14/2011
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser, American Family Strongest U.S. Health Insurers

02/14/2011
No Rise in Health Insurer Medical Costs for First Time in 10 Years

08/11/2010
Health Care Reform Could Cost Health Insurers Far More Than Expected

07/22/2010
Health Care Reform to Squeeze Smaller Health Insurers

12/19/2005
Advice for Seniors Navigating the Medicare Prescription Drug Decision

01/30/2006
HMOs Earn $7 Billion in First Half of 2005

10/24/2005
HMO Profits Jump 21% in First Quarter 2005

08/08/2005
Nation's HMO Profits Increase 10.7% in 2004

05/24/2005
Profitability Continues to Surge for the Nation's HMOs

02/07/2005
Higher Co-Pays for Drugs and Doctors Cited as Most Significant Change to Health Insurance Coverage

02/07/2005
50% of HMOs Financially Strong as Profitability Continues

12/08/2004
HMO Profits Increase 33% in First Quarter 2004

08/30/2004
HMOs Earn $10.2 Billion in 2003, Nearly Doubling Profits

05/03/2004
HMO Profits Skyrocket to $6.7 Billion in First Nine Months of 2003

03/02/2004
HMO Profits Surge 73% in Second Quarter 2003

01/20/2004
HMO Profits Jump 60% in First Quarter 2003

12/10/2003
HMOs' Profits Climb 81% to $5.5 Billion in 2002

04/21/2003
Aetna Health Inc. (N.Y.), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc., and Group Hospitalization & Medical Services, Inc. Upgraded by Weiss Ratings

12/18/2002
HMO Profits Skyrocket 162% in First Quarter 2002

12/09/2002
Consumers Continue to Choose Medicare HMOs Despite High Risk of Being Dropped

09/03/2002
HMOs' and Health Insurers' Profits Increase 25% to $4.1 Billion in 2001

05/21/2002
HMO Profits Decline 3.8% to $879 Million in First Nine Months of 2001

02/04/2002
HMO Profits Up 16 Percent in Second Quarter 2001

01/14/2002
Financial Failure Strikes 40 Insurance Companies, 8 HMOs, and 4 Banks in 2001

11/26/2001
HMO Earnings Climb 8 Percent to $323 Million in First Quarter 2001

10/29/2001
Advice For 536,000 Medicare Beneficiaries Being Dropped From Their HMOs On January 1

10/10/2001
More Than 18% of Financial Institutions Vulnerable in a Recession

08/06/2001
HMOs Return to Profitability Earning $990 Million

06/18/2001
Large and Small HMOs with Strong Capital Successfully Navigate Six Years of Industry Trouble

01/22/2001
Profitability Eludes Most Small HMOs As Medical Costs Rise Faster Than Premiums

01/08/2001
Insurance Company Failures Up 30% In 2000, HMO Failures Down 22%

11/08/2000
Medicare HMO Fiasco: Few Options Available for the Nearly One Million Seniors to be Dropped From HMOs by Year-End

10/30/2000
Ten HMOs Fall Below Regulatory Guidelines For Financial Stability

09/20/2000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Reverse Losses With Return To Profits in Core Business

09/18/2000 Half of Nation's HMOs Continue To Lose Money; Industry's Losses Total $186 Million Despite Profits Among 34 Largest

04/26/2000
HMO Profits Plunge In Third Quarter '99 as 47% of Companies Lose Money Largest HMOs Only Profitable Sector

01/11/2000
Financial Scorecard for 1999: HMO Failures Surge 78%; Insurance Company Failures Rise 5%; Bank Failures Increase 167%

11/08/1999
Advice for 300,000 Medicare Beneficiaries Being Dropped from their HMOs on January 1

10/25/1999
10 HMOs at High Risk of Failure

08/19/1999
Four Out of Five Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Losing Money In Their Underwriting

08/09/1999
Over Half Of HMOs Lose Money For Second Consecutive Year

01/11/1999
Four HMOs and 11 Insurance Companies Fail in 1998

12/14/1998
Operating Losses Mount for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans

11/09/1998
Urgent Advice For Medicare Beneficiaries Dropped By HMO

08/31/1998
Nearly 60% of HMOs Lost Money in 1997

08/11/1997
Blue Cross / Blue Shield Companies Invest Heavily In Stocks

08/04/1997
HMO Profits Fall 60% in 1996 Weiss Downgrades 97 Companies; Upgrades 34

10/07/1996
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Companies Suffer Large Losses, Premium Hikes or Service Cutbacks Possible