Aetna sees cost savings in helping people track their health and fitness. A smartphone app that launches this week from the health insurance company Aetna helps users monitor their own health-tracking data. As costs spiral upward, health-care companies could eventually turn to such apps as a way to encourage healthy behavior.
With a multitude of states involved, eleven insurers were caught withholding payments to customers.
Young Americans want health insurance, need health insurance, and think that health insurance is worth its price — but many, particularly the uninsured, can’t afford health insurance, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). KFF found that adults between the ages of 18 and 30 overwhelmingly consider having health insurance “very [...]
The life and retirement segments at Genworth Financial, Hartford Finanical, and ING were among 11 insurers slapped with a new settlement for unpaid benefits. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses how the...Show More Summary
When rates begin to move back to a normalized environment, there are sure to be changes. Don't be scared.
With the speculation over changes in Fed policy driving a lot of the activity in the market these days, it's important for investors to know how rising interest rates will effect various companies. With interest rates playing a central...Show More Summary
Obesity has been officially recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association, an action that could put more emphasis on the health condition by doctors and insurance companies in order to minimize its effects. The new decision...Show More Summary
Will Obamacare’s federally run health insurance exchanges be ready on time? In a report released oday, the Government Accountability Office has weighed in on the question, and its answer is…maybe? But the federal watchdog can’t say for...Show More Summary
Residents of the state of Rhode Island who enroll in any of 28 insurance plans offered in the Obamacare state exchange will be forced to pay abortions. During a June 13 hearing before the House Finance Committee, Christine Ferguson, director of the health benefits exchange established under executive order by Governor Lincoln Chafee, confirmed this. [...]
When it comes to investing in the healthcare sector, there is lots of money to be made if investors choose wisely. Factors such as the current healthcare laws, which require a greater number of people to be insured, as well as an aging population should translate to higher spending on medical care over the next [...]
(Reuters) - New health insurance exchanges being set up by the federal government in more than 30 states under President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul could miss an October 1 deadline for open enrollment, a government report said on Wednesday...
Dell Customer Genworth Lifestyle Protection Wins Celent's Annual 'Model Insurer' Award Genworth Lifestyle Protection's on-line insurance claims solution, built in partnership with Dell Services, was recognized for its innovation, generating...Show More Summary
ByBrian Grosso: FBL Financial Group, Inc. (FFG) is poised to appreciate at least 15% in the near future. The stock currently trades 12% below book value and management has the determination and resources to repurchase shares and raise dividends until they trade above book value. Show More Summary
Though it was down in trading for the beginning of the week, the insurer is on its way up in trading.
The first three days of this week have not been kind to American International Group. As the company continues to manage expectations for a deal gone slightly askew, investors are left wondering if the insurer will be left with more risk on its hands. Show More Summary
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Radius Insurance Company OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of "a" of Radius Insurance Company (Radius) (Cayman Islands). Show More Summary
Brett Keller points to a recent news article by Sharon Begley and Robin Respaut: A lot of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers in the United States decline to treat people who can’t pay, or have inadequate insurance, among other reasons. What sets CTCA [Cancer Treatment Centers of America] apart is that rejecting certain patients [...]Show More Summary
"... a move that could induce physicians to pay more attention to the condition and spur more insurers to pay for treatments." The question whether something is a disease is really beside the point, unless you define "disease" to mean: that which is helpful to view as disease. This reminds me of those plastic surgeons who say that small breasts are a "deformity."
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Fortin to Lead Executive and Professional Lines Business BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance today announced the appointment of Dan Fortin as Senior Vice President, Executive and Professional Lines. Show More Summary
On one hand, liking the company could get you a discount. On the other, what information are they getting from your profile?