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.


UnitedHealth Group acquires 'payment integrity' firm

The Minnetonka-based company reportedly paid $3.2 billion for Equian.


Mayo Clinic picks Google for data storage as firms announce broader partnership

The digital giant will open an office in Rochester for research with Mayo on solving complex health care problems..


Bill Killian, who led efforts to create Willow River State Park, dies at 100

Wearing his life jacket and a steel helmet, Bill Killian stood on the deck of the USS Roper and watched as a suicide Japanese aircraft…


Minneapolis-based startup Bright Health adds top executives

Mike Mikan will lead a team focused on products, technology and consumers at Bright Health.


Philadelphia insurer eyes a piece of Minnesota's $4 billion Medicaid market

For-profit AmeriHealth Caritas said it is sizing up a large state health insurance contract.


Medica in running for state public health insurance contract

The HMO dropped out of the largest chunk of Minnesota public health programs in 2017.


HealthPartners will add Allina in Medicare health plans

HealthPartners adds Allina to its Medicare Advantage plans.


UnitedHealth grows in market questioned by critics

Consumer advocates question whether "supplemental" health policies provide good value.


How a doctor from a tiny island rose to be Mayo's new CEO

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.