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.


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As health care and technology merge, new chief leads a venerable institution through an industry's crossroads.


UnitedHealth Group beats expectations, posts a profit of nearly $3.3 billion

Health insurance giant joins nationwide push into health care services.


Body of missing Winona boater reportedly recovered

One boater was rescued Friday night after a report of distress at the Prairie Island spillway.


Construction starts on Shriners clinic in Woodbury

The nonprofit will sell its Minneapolis hospital as focus changes.


Minnesota health insurers seek small rate increases

Average proposed rate changes for individuals range from a decline of 1.4% to a 4.8% increase.


Sanford Health seeks Iowa merger to create $11 billion health system

CEO of the South Dakota-based nonprofit would lead new organization. Sanford Health runs 18 hospitals and 171 clinics in Minnesota.


Abbott Northwestern switching anesthesia service

Abbott Northwestern will start using Minneapolis Anesthesia Partners by mid-2020.


Medicare shift trimmed enrollment for big Minnesota insurers

Medigap gains offset Cost plan declines, but not completely.


With retirement, UnitedHealth Group shuffles top executives

Changes are spurred by retirement of Steven Nelson, CEO of the health insurance business. The company provides coverage to more than 43 million people in the U.S.


Flight from health insurance market slows in Minnesota

Health insurance enrollment at 141,110 compared to 300,000 in 2015