Christopher Snowbeck | Star Tribune
Reporter | Business

Chris has covered health care stories at four different daily newspapers since 1994. His work at the Star Tribune focuses on health insurers, hospitals and the state's MNsure health insurance exchange. Previously, he worked at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va., and the Indianapolis News.


UnitedHealthcare adding one state health exchange

It must sell coverage in 2019 in Massachusetts.


MNsure extends sign-up period for 2019 coverage

It's because many insurance counselors will be extra busy this fall helping more than 300,000 Medicare beneficiaries pick a new health plan.


UnitedHealth Group touts digital health efforts as it posts earnings gains

The comments came as the nation's largest health insurer saw its stock price decline despite a big jump in quarterly profit.


For health insurers, latest Affordable Care Act move creates more unknowns

Stability in individual, small-group markets proves elusive.


Minneapolis-based insurer Bright Health adding three new states

The health plan says it will compete in parts of New York, Ohio and Tennessee.


UnitedHealthcare and dialysis company reach settlement

American Renal Associates will pay $32 million in the deal.


Without ACA adjustment pay, Minn. health plans could take $71.7M hit

Feds are freezing ACA risk adjustment payouts; state health plans could lose big.


HealthPartners' Dr. Charlie Fazio on managing pharmacy costs

Highlighting the best deals comes out of frustration with prescription costs.


Hitch Health raises $900K for health care ride-sharing

The Minneapolis startup's growth plan includes customers in California and Minnesota.


Sanford Health continues to expand its reach beyond South Dakota

Sioux Falls-based health system's latest deal includes dozens of locations in Minnesota.