Cigna said on Friday its net income fell to $1.17bn from $1.19bn in the same period last year, but it still raised its forecasts for the year. Together, the companies represent the country’s five biggest health insurers by membership. Insurers’ financial success is not reflected across the healthcare system. Small healthcare providers such as independent doctor’s office and rural hospitals have been in a financial crunch, or closed, during the pandemic. Emergency medical service systems and some larger hospitals have also been under severe financial pressure. Health insurers have been insulated from resource this stress because there were sharp declines in expensive, elective procedures, such as hip replacement surgery. People also delayed or skipped doctor’s appointments because of fears of Covid-19’s spread or concerns about the cost of medical care during a recession. Allison Hoffman, a health law expert at the University of Pennsylvania, explained: “Insurers’ Covid-related costs have been far smaller than their pandemic-related savings.” Last year, insurers warned medical use could soar when Covid-19 cases decrease and people are more comfortable visiting a doctor’s office. In earnings calls this quarter, health insurance executives said they expect medical use to be normal or slightly above normal, but not extreme, in the second half of the year. Anthem’s executive vice-president and chief financial officer, John Gallina, said it was too early to see pent-up demand. “Folks were able to get access to care in 2020 when a lot of the stay-at-home rules were relaxed,” Gallina told analysts. “So at this point in time, we are taking a very cautious approach, certainly monitoring all of the variables, but we still believe that our original outlook for utilization is appropriate and prudent.” CVS Health’s chief financial officer and executive vice-president, Eva Boratto, said in an earnings call this week: “Covid-19 is expected to have a minimal impact on consolidated financial results for the year.” Insurers are required to return part of the profits to the individuals and employers who use their services because of the Affordable Care Act’s cap on insurance company profits. Some insurers potentially offset some share of the rebates by reducing premiums or providing a premium credit to people in 2020. Many also waived treatment fees for insured patients with Covid-19 . Those waivers are now being phased out . Anthem, UnitedHealth and Aetna rolled back the waivers this year, while Humana has dropped them for some customers. Covid-19 vaccinations and most coronavirus tests are still free for people under federal law. The California representative Katie Porter was one of 10 Democratic representatives to write to Anthem, UnitedHealth and CVS Health last week to ask them to continue covering costs for Covid-19 treatment. “To do anything less can and will harm the members who pay your salaries and who you are committed to serve,” wrote the members, including Pramila Jayapal, of Washington, and Cori Bush, of Missouri. The insurers’ lobby America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) said that an August statement from its president and CEO, Matt Eyles, still reflected the lobby’s position on profits during the pandemic.https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/may/08/us-health-insurance-companies-2021-first-quarter
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Audit: Cherokee County financial balances grew during pandemic By Donald Campbelldcampbell@cherokeetribune.com According to an audit presented to the county board of commissioners Tuesday, Cherokee County saw revenues in its general fund of just over $109 million for fiscal year 2020. CANTON — Cherokee County’s balances, other than its account for the local penny sales tax, ended the 2020 fiscal year higher than they were a year before, a recent audit shows. According to an audit presented to the county board of commissioners Tuesday, Cherokee County saw revenues in its general fund of just over $109 million for fiscal year 2020, up from $97 million in fiscal year 2019. Meanwhile, expenditures were just over $93 million, up from $87 million the year before. The county’s fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Despite transfers of roughly $7 million out of the general fund to other funds, such as senior services, the parks fund and EMS to help cover their operating expenses, the county’s general fund balance grew during fiscal year 2020 from $36.2 million to nearly $45.4 million. Similarly, the fire district fund saw an increase from $6.6 million to $10 million. The only fund to see a decrease in its ending balance was the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax fund, which dropped from just under $57 million to $38.6 million. Auditor Tammy Galvis of Nichols, Cauley and Associates said the decrease could be attributed primarily to the jail expansion project. Of the $225 million in total revenue across all funds the county received, a combined 68% of this revenue came from property taxes (47%) and sales taxes (21%). At the same time, the single biggest expense item was public safety, making up 40% of the county’s total expenditures, Galvis said. Auditors told the commissioners Tuesday that the county’s fiscal year 2020 numbers were clean and without issues. “We did issue a clean or unmodified opinion, so we’re pleased to report that to you today,” Galvis said. “We’re required to disclose to you if we had any significant adjustments during the audit, and there were none, so we’re pleased to report that as well.” As a result of the clean audit, Galvis said she believed the county would once again receive a certificate of achievement from the Government Financial Officers Association. Now, more than ever, residents need trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free.https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/local_news/audit-cherokee-county-financial-balances-grew-during-pandemic/article_e055c39a-ad1c-11eb-96d1-a701766cf012.html