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Teen Alex Hunter Loses Teeth To Cancer, Insurance Company Won’t Pay — But Strangers Do

Alex Hunter, a 16-year-old from Delano, California, got his first cancer diagnosis when he was 4 years old. He survived and beat the disease — only to be hit with another form of cancer when he was 13. Alex beat that one, too. But as tough as this teenager obviously is, the aggressive treatments took

Medicaid makes all the difference in getting people insured

A few months ago, Gallup released a survey demonstrating that Obamcare is working better—getting more people insured—in states that have embraced the law. That finding is reinforced by a new survey from the Urban Institute, and it'sShow More Summary

The Hanover Insurance Group (THG) CEO Fred Eppinger on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM ET Executives Oksana Lukasheva - Vice President, Investor Relations Fred Eppinger - President and Chief Executive Officer David Greenfield...Show More Summary

Health Insurance Check-Up: Is New York Meeting Consumers' Needs?

After some initial bumps, New York State was extremely successful in enrolling people into health insurance coverage plans during the first open enrollment period under Obamacare. Nearly 1 million people enrolled through New York State of Health, the State's health insurance marketplace, between October and April. Show More Summary

Now Everything Is In Motion For Argentina To Pay Out Billions

Before a country pays out default insurance on its debt, one body — called the ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee — has to determine that an actual default has occurred and credit default swaps have been triggered. This...Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) Has a Lot of Exposure to US Economy

Warren Buffett and his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) is one of the greatest holdings out there, gathering many successful businesses under its umbrella, such as insurance, textile, building products companies and others. Aside from that, Berkshire owns stakes in many large companies, the value of its equity portfolio topping $105.7 billion mark. In a […]

The Haggler: Dogged Persistence Pays Off, With Interest

A man with multiple sclerosis is helped by an experimental treatment, but must do battle with his insurer over who will pay.

30% of Traffic to Insurance Sites Came from Search in June

Data coming from Millward Brown Digital shows leading insurance brands received 30 percent on average of website traffic from search in June. Other top performers in Q2 in the search results included GEICO and Progressive.

For sale: A nearly nonexistent insurance agency

Multimillion-dollar deals illustrate how regulators are still wrestling with messy banking practices years after the housing market's collapse

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Male Justices Don't Understand Hobby Lobby Effect On Women

In her wide-ranging interview, Bader discussed the ruling in which the all-male majority opinion granted Hobby Lobby the “religious freedom” to exclude certain forms of birth control from their employees’ health insurance coverage. “Contraception protection is something that every woman must have access to, to control her own destiny," Ginsburg said. Show More Summary

Californians face just a 4.2 percent increase in ObamaCare premiums

California announced Thursday that the 1.2 million Californians insured through the state-run ObamaCare exchange will face just a 4.2 percent premium increase next year. Officials at Covered California, which negotiated the rates, said the deal will break the trend of double-digit rate hikes. Show More Summary

Aspirations and acceptability

When we look at insurance company filings and rate requests, we need to make a clear distinction between aspirations and acceptable. For instance, this weekend, my aspirational fitness goal in a non-constrained universe would be a really good lift this evening, an eight mile run tomorrow morning and then a a really good sprint series [Read more...]

For Sale: A Nearly Nonexistent Insurance Agency

Alamy By JEFF HORWITZ WASHINGTON -- One of the country's largest overseers of troubled home loans, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, is quietly trying to sell a $100 million insurance agency that doesn't appear to exist. Harwood Service Co. Show More Summary

California Projects Very Modest Obamacare Rate Hikes in 2015

Good news from the Golden State! Defying an industry trend of double-digit rate hikes, California officials said the more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run Obamacare insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2%...Show More Summary

Democrats Do a Throwback Thursday for Healthcare

Top Democrats used unusual social media strategies to convince Millennials to sign up for health insurance Thursday — led by Vice President Joe Biden. Biden posted a nostalgic #tbt image of himself at 26 and shared his thoughts on button-down...Show More Summary

Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015

Defying an industry trend of double-digit rate hikes, California officials said the more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run Obamacare insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year.

Kurt Suzuki signs 2-year, $12 million extension with Twins

Twins extend their catcher Kurt Suzuki, who will now be providing prospect insurance in the greater Minneapolis area for the next two years. In the wake of wild trade deadline activity, the Twins announced on Thursday they have extended...Show More Summary

Health-Law Opponents Seek Supreme Court Review

REUTERS WASHINGTON—A group of individuals who challenged health insurance subsidies tied to the Affordable Care Act moved quickly Thursday to get an appeal in front of the Supreme Court. The challengers, Virginia residents who opposed the subsidies, filed a petition with the high court just nine days after the Fourth U.S. Show More Summary

Lawyers challenging health subsidies seek quick Supreme Court ruling

Lawyers challenging President Obama's healthcare law filed a quick appeal with the Supreme Court on Thursday, urging justices to take up the issue this fall and throw out insurance subsidies for nearly 5 million Americans.

Survey: Most Americans Would Consider Buying Self-Driving Cars

The United States is warming up to the idea of self-driving cars Most Americans would consider purchasing a self-driving car, according to a study by Insurance.com. The survey polled 2,000 licensed drivers, divided evenly between men...Show More Summary

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