Tab For Single-Payer Proposal In California Could Run $400 Billion

May 23rd, 2017 Insurance

A state Senate panel considering the measure said money for existing public programs could cover half the cost. But the rest might have to come from new taxes — a serious political obstacle.

Mine safety rule implementation delayed until Oct. 2

May 23rd, 2017 Insurance

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has extended the effective date for its rule on workplace safety examinations for metal and nonmetal mines to Oct. 2 in order to allow time for compliance training.

First Edition: May 22, 2017

May 22nd, 2017 Insurance

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

Hedge fund settles SEC insider trading charges for $4.95 million

May 22nd, 2017 Insurance

(Reuters) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman and his firm Omega Advisors agreed to pay $4.95 million to settle the SEC’s insider trading lawsuit against them.

Perspectives On Health Debate: GOP Disregard Of ACA Maintenance; Miss USA’s Health Stand

May 21st, 2017 Insurance

Even as other issues are overtaking the air waves, some opinion writers keep an eye on the health debate.

Recycler’s breach of contract claim against fire insurer upheld

May 21st, 2017 Insurance

An insurer should have investigated a broker-submitted fire insurance application that had “material misrepresentations,” says a federal appeals court, in upholding a breach of contract claim filed by a policyholder.

Viewpoints: Opening For Medicare Long-Term Care?; Texas Seeks Planned Parenthood Money

May 20th, 2017 Insurance

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Comp bill moving in Ohio would ban benefits for undocumented workers

May 20th, 2017 Insurance

The Ohio House of Representatives has approved workers compensation budget legislation that would ban undocumented immigrants from receiving benefits.

First Edition: May 19, 2017

May 19th, 2017 Insurance

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

Former Bank of America worker wins appeal on defamation charge

May 19th, 2017 Insurance

Fearing Deportation, Parents Worry About Undocumented Kids In Medicaid Program

May 18th, 2017 Insurance

A 2016 California law allowed children without papers to sign up for full Medicaid benefits. More than 189,000 children have been covered, but some families now fear renewing coverage or signing up their kids for the first time.

Hartford releases new risk management information system

May 18th, 2017 Insurance

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has released a new risk management information system to help meet the evolving data needs of its largest commercial customers.

What Is Personal Injury Protection Insurance and What Does It Cover?

May 17th, 2017 Insurance

Think of personal injury Protection (PIP) as sort of a “get home free” extension of auto insurance. It is no-fault coverage that pays out no matter who is at fault in a car accident. PIP goes above and beyond standard auto insurance to…

10 ways the GOP sabotaged Obamacare

May 17th, 2017 Insurance

The story of Obamacare’s problems is not complete unless we take a look back at all the ways Republican lawmakers took steps to deliberately weaken the Affordable Care Act.

Do Best-Selling Drugs That Calm Stomachs Damage Kidneys? The Answer’s Unclear.

May 17th, 2017 Insurance

With flawed systems for tracking the side effects of prescription drugs, a link between proton pump inhibitors and kidney disease suggested by research cannot be proven. Patients who swear by the drugs hope it won’t be. 

Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense

May 17th, 2017 Insurance, Science
Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense

It’s not worth denying care to people based on health habits—even if you could prove those habits caused disease. The post Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense appeared first on WIRED.

Leadership changes for Iowa broker

May 17th, 2017 Insurance

TrueNorth Cos. has named Jason Smith, previously executive vice president for transportation, as president.

What is the Medicaid ‘coverage gap’ and who does it affect?

May 16th, 2017 Insurance

Q. I keep hearing about the “coverage gap” in states that are not expanding Medicaid. Can you explain what that means and who it affects? According to Kaiser Family Foundation data, there are about 2.6 million people in the coverage gap across 18 states. They aren’t eligible for Medicaid, nor are they eligible for premium subsidies in the exchange.

First Edition: May 16, 2017

May 16th, 2017 Insurance

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

Global ransomware attack hits cyber insurers, but losses limited

May 16th, 2017 Insurance

The WannaCry ransomware attack, which has reportedly infected hundreds of thousands of computers globally, is triggering claims on cyber policies worldwide but not expected to lead to a major market loss.