It's probably no surprise that age and health affect life insurance costs, but there are other surprising factors
Via Andrew Sprung at Xpostfactoid, there is a potentially easy Wyden waiver application for states that actually want their population to get good health insurance on the Exchanges: Austin Frakt has a series of posts (1,2,3) reviewing...Show More Summary
Andrew Harnik/AP By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON -- Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document. A slide presentation dated Sept. Show More Summary
The Affordable Care Act’s chief aim is to extend coverage to people without health insurance. One of the 2010 law’s primary means to achieve that goal is expanding Medicaid eligibility to more people near the poverty level. But a crucial court ruling in 2012 granted states the power to reject the Medicaid expansion. Show More Summary
Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document. A slide presentation dated Sept. 29 says HealthCare.gov's window-shopping feature...
Richard Romanoff, owner of the Bronx meat distributor Nebraskaland, decided to give Health Republic Insurance a shot when it debuted in 2014. The price was right—the lowest quote—and... To view the full story, click the title link.
The 32-member Columbia Classical Ballet completely lost its home in the 1,000 year flood that hit South Carolina last week. Artistic Director Radenko Pavlovich told NPR that the facility was a total loss and that insurance may only cover around...
Real money buys real insurance against pesky consequences in 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.'
Mike Wilkins retiring as head of insurer after more than seven years, Harmer to take helm in Nov.
Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be more willing to confront insurers and drug makers over high prices, going beyond such measures in the Affordable Care Act.
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A Midwest City, Oklahoma woman learned that she has a life-threatening brain tumor — on the same day she got dropped from her parents’ health insurance because she turned 26. According to KFOR Channel 4, Laci Vaughan received her diagnosis in April on the day of her 26th birthday. “I...
I stopped blogging after the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising found that a statement of opinion posted on a law firm’s website, such as “tort reform benefits insurers,” violated Florida Bar Rule 4-7.13, since it was not “objectively verifiable.” My firm promptly filed a federal lawsuit to challenge this and other positions taken by... Show More Summary
Part of a series. PCPs in the current reimbursement model are obliged for business reasons to see many patients per day which, of course, means less time per patient. PCPs are frustrated, and patients are less satisfied. With less time, it is hard to build a strong doctor–patient relationship and without it there is less […]
It feels like a protection racket for online players.
Two weeks after a season-ending injury, UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has announced his withdrawal from school and his intention to enter next spring’s NFL draft. And because of an insurance policy he took out on his health after his breakout freshman year, it’s a win-win proposition for him. Read more...
MetLife Inc. is taking a majority stake in a 43-story office tower being built next to San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, expanding the biggest U.S. life insurer's holdings in one of the... To view the full story, click the title link.
I have a new column: Economic Growth vs. Social Insurance—Why Can’t We Have Both?: Why do Republicans on the campaign trail tend to emphasize policies that are focused on enhancing long-run economic growth while Democrats tend to focus more on...
If you are purchasing a home and putting less than 20 percent down on it, you will be required to pay mortgage insurance, otherwise known as PMI. This insurance helps the lender know that he is covered should you default on the loan, rather than leaving him out of luck. Show More Summary