In the late 1990s you could have taken what hospitals charged for inpatient chemotherapy and bought a Ford Escort econobox. Today average chemo charges are enough to pay for a Lexus GX SUV, not even counting the price of anti-cancer drugs.
As long as employer-sponsored benefits are here to stay, one technology company wants to be a modern kind of broker and HR service. It may or may not spell an early retirement wave for a generation of insurance producers.
Taking stock of its diversification strategy, the nation's largest health insurer is creating a new enterprise oversight unit, moving around some key leaders and saying goodbye to others, all before a big enrollment push.