Christopher Snowbeck | Star Tribune
Reporter | Business

Christopher Snowbeck covers health insurers, including Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, and the business of running hospitals and clinics. 

Since 1994, Snowbeck has covered health care stories at four newspapers including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, two daughters and two cats. He graduated from Carleton College as a history major with a concentration in medieval studies. He serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. He's also a runner.


'Change is very alarming' for some as insurers take a new approach to Medicare incentives

Lures put out as changes loom for hundreds of thousands of recipients.


Farmer health plans expect growth

In their second year, more enrollees forecast despite likely increase in premiums.


MNsure says health plan open enrollment launch goes 'smoothly'

After years of stressful starts, enrollment had a solid early run Thursday.


State regulators warning of deceptive Medicare offers

More than 300,000 Minnesotans are looking for new health plans.


Minn. employer health costs rise 5 percent, with small businesses feeling squeezed

Employer-sponsored health plans in Minnesota are reporting a 5 percent increase in benefit costs for active employees, according to survey results released Tuesday, as small employers nationally say they are feeling more cost pressures.


Medicare shift tightens doctor, clinic networks in Minnesota

Shifting premiums, out-of-pocket costs, tighter provider list are contributing to a tough open-enrollment season.


UnitedHealth Group predicts Medicare growth

The comments came as the insurer beat profit expectations for Q3.


Insurers target seniors with shifting Medicare options

New plans in mix as more than 300,000 Minnesota seniors seek new coverage.


Small business premiums grow more slowly

Rates for state's small employers are rising by less than in 2018.


Cost of family health coverage nears $20,000 in U.S.

An annual survey on employer-sponsored health insurance found continued growth in deductibles, premiums.