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.


MNsure sign-ups rise slightly, bucking national trend

Premiums declined while the enrollment grew for a fifth consecutive year.


UnitedHealth grows Medicare business by 400,000

Health care giant expects more than 400,000 enrollees in its Medicare Advantage plans.


Twin Cities employers dabble with tighter health care networks

Insurers let consumers trade broad access to doctors for lower premiums.


MNsure defies health plan sign-up decline

Enrollment is down on federal health insurance exchange.


Wellbeats is aiming its fitness videos at the workplace

After years of selling to health clubs and the military, the St. Louis Park-based firm turns to employers as a target audience.


California high court won't review $91M fine against UnitedHealthcare

A lower court in 2018 backed a state regulator's fine against the Minnetonka-based health insurer over claims violations.


UCare letters to 21,000 people list wrong premium price

Health insurer says the mistake is being corrected, no customers overpaid.


Retiring Mayo CEO reflects on triumphs, tensions at Minnesota's largest employer

Dr. John Noseworthy is retiring at year's end after nine years running one of the state's flagship businesses.


Yes, Mayo Clinic receives gifts. In 2017, nearly $34 million's worth

Donations of stock and family heirlooms contributed to a $33.8 million haul last year.


Regulators grant limited ambulance license to Children's Minnesota

The hospital's push for a statewide licensed was opposed by other hospitals.