Viewpoints: The Opioid Epidemic Through The Lens Of Neuroscience; Prognostic Uncertainty, Outcomes And Medical Decisions.

July 21st, 2017 Insurance

Here’s a review of editorials and opinions on a range of public health issues.

The BI Top 10

July 21st, 2017 Insurance

Executive moves at Chubb, Lockton and Marsh, along with a ruling on a $43 million amputation case, topped this week’s most popular stories.

What to Do With Your Car Insurance When You Move

July 20th, 2017 Insurance

Moving is such a hassle, it’s understandable if something falls through the cracks in the process. But, when you’re letting people and companies know you have a new address, there is one particular item that often gets forgotten: your…

Read Latest CBO Scores Of Senate Replacement Draft Bills

July 20th, 2017 Insurance

As Senate Republicans continue to revise its health care legislative drafts to try to reach 50 votes, the Congressional Budget Act estimates the impact of those changes.

Strikes at Chile copper mine to cost BHP Billiton nearly $550 million

July 20th, 2017 Insurance

Strikes at Australian mining firm BHP Billiton Ltd.’s Escondida copper mine in Chile will cost the company $546 million.

Cinco poderosas razones por las que fracasó el proyecto de salud republicano

July 19th, 2017 Insurance

Mientras surgen los análisis post-mortem sobre el colapso del plan de salud republicano del Senado, es claro cómo problemas politicos y de legislación obraron en contra del esfuerzo por reemplazar ACA.

Physician dispensing challenges workers comp prescription costs

July 19th, 2017 Insurance

States enacting reforms to rein in the high cost of drugs dispensed by physicians to injured workers face an uphill battle as doctors find ways around the regulations.

Viewpoints: History Offers Lessons In Addressing Opioid Addiction Crisis; Minority Communities And Access To Mental Health Care

July 18th, 2017 Insurance

Opinion writers offer their thoughts on a range of health issues.

Natural catastrophe losses down in first half of 2017

July 18th, 2017 Insurance

Global natural catastrophe economic losses totaled $41 billion in the first half of 2017, $19.5 billion of which were insured, according to data released by Munich Reinsurance Co.

80/20 rule rebates nearly $2.8 billion in premiums

July 18th, 2017 Insurance

Thanks to the ACA’s medical loss ratio (MLR), authored by Minnesota’s Sen. Al Franken, health insurance companies were required to pay $397 million in rebates to about 4.8 million people in 2016 — bringing the total over five years to almost $2.8 billion. The BCRA would have turned MLR regulation over to the states, but that legislation is no longer under consideration.

State And Local Views: Senate GOP Health Bill ‘Fundamentally Wrong;’ Devastating To Rural Families

July 17th, 2017 Insurance

Editorial pages across the country take a hard look at the Senate GOP health care plan and examine their own senators’ roles in the debate and the current proposal’s local impact.

Tasman Tempest storm costs insurance industry $45 million

July 17th, 2017 Insurance

The Insurance Council of New Zealand said that the Tasman Tempest storm has cost the insurance industry nearly $62 million New Zealand ($45 million).

Viewpoints: Public Health Implications Of Information Security; Who’s Looking Out For Nursing Home Residents?

July 16th, 2017 Insurance

Opinion writers offer their thoughts on a range of health issues.

Court upholds OSHA citation in steel mill fatality

July 16th, 2017 Insurance

On The Air With KHN: We Make Sense Of The Senate Health Bill’s Latest Twists

July 15th, 2017 Insurance

KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner and KHN senior correspondent Mary Agnes Carey have been featured on a variety of radio and television shows to discuss the revised Senate GOP legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

US to sign insurer capital equivalency agreement with EU

July 15th, 2017 Insurance

New Senate draft leaves its five fatal flaws intact

July 14th, 2017 Insurance

HAROLD POLLACK: Today, Republican Senate leaders released the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), their Affordable Care Act repeal bill. BCRA’s prior version suffered from five fatal flaws–and one merely deeply-embarrassing one.

Podcast: What The Health? Senate Health Bill 2.0. Still On Life Support

July 14th, 2017 Insurance

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the changes to the proposed Senate health bill.

Czech oil refiner receives $120 million insurance payment

July 14th, 2017 Insurance

Czech Republic-based oil refining company Unipetrol a.s. said that it has received $120 million in insurance payment related to a blast at a steam cracker in 2015.

Transgender Health Care Targeted In Crusade To Undo ACA

July 13th, 2017 Insurance

HHS Secretary Tom Price and President Donald Trump have vowed to use administrative powers to mitigate the health law rules that created “burdens” or that don’t match up with their agenda.