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Archive of: Insurance Biz Report

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Am Fam buys software firm

Noting the acquisition will accelerate its digital transformation, American Family Insurance Group has announced the acquisition of Networked Insights, a Chicago-based data and analytics software company.

December 2017

SSM Health cuts jobs

SSM Health, the St. Louis-based owner of St. Mary’s Hospital and Dean Medical Group in Madison, announced it would be cutting one-percent of its jobs.

November 2017

Epic accused in whistleblower case

Epic has been overbilling the U.S. government for Medicaid and Medicare, so says a whistleblower who filed a lawsuit in 2015 under the False Claims Act.

November 2017

In Kiio WEA Trusts

WEA Trust, the Madison-based nonprofit that provides health insurance plans for state employees, has invested $1 million in Fitchburg-based startup Kiio to help people with lower back pain.

October 2017

Local health care leaders departing

Effective Nov. 1, Frank Lucia, president/CEO of Dean Health Plan, will take a new position as president/CEO of Corvesta Inc., a specialty benefits company based in Virginia.

October 2017

Soglin proposes $313.9M budget

Mayor Paul Soglin released his proposed 2018 city budget totaling $313.9 million. If approved, the average taxpayer will pay $64.50 more.

October 2017

Expanded dental care for Medicaid patients

An Illinois-based for-profit company has opened its second dental clinic in Madison offering services primarily to people on Medicaid/BadgerCare.

September 2017

Arson attempt leads to 90-day sentence

A former Mount Horeb restaurant owner who tried to burn down her business to collect insurance money received a 90-day jail sentence plus four years of probation.

September 2017

AmFam agents are employees, court rules

Judge Donald Nugent, a federal judge in Cleveland, Ohio, ruled in favor of thousands of American Family insurance agents when he upheld an earlier jury verdict determining that the agents are employees, not independent contractors based on rules and restrictions placed upon them.

August 2017

Sub-Zero to open in-house health clinic

Sub-Zero Group Inc. will open a 3,800-square-foot on-site clinic on July 11 for employees and dependents covered under the company’s Unity Health insurance plans.

July 2017
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