“Deadly Spin” is an evenhanded yet riveting account of the inner workings of the health care insurance industry.
For some consumers, the rate hike proposed by Blue Shield of California would be as high as 59%. NPR: Blue Shield Of California Asked To Delay Rate HikeCalifornia's top insurance watchdog is asking one of his state's biggest health insurers to delay a planned rate increase for nearly 200,000 policyholders. For some, the rate hike by Blue Shield of California would be as high as 59%.
Some California insurers have decided to resume offering children's individual health insurance policies - a step that reverses decisions made last fall to exit this market.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Private insurers appear to be more effective in controlling health care spending differences between two Texas cities than Medicare, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.
With new regulation, companies must spend 85 percent of funds from premiums on health care.
Life insurers are testing a new use for data about Americans: predicting longevity. A Deloitte test evaluated applicants based on data about things like online shopping and magazine subscriptions. 10th in a series.
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Reuters: "Become tech-savvy. Bulk up. Venture abroad. Those appear to be among the most appealing alternatives for U.S. health insurers with their core U.S. markets in upheaval following passage of the healthcare overhaul, speakers at the Reuters Health Summit said this week.
SEOUL, Nov 15 (Reuters) - South Korea's Tong Yang Group
said on Monday three of its member companies have sold their
stake in a fourth unit, Tong Yang Life Insurance ,
to a local private equity firm...