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Covered California health insurance exchange open enrollment begins

17/10/2018 Logan B. 0

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This week marked the start of the registration period for people to buy health plans for 2019. Covered California has opened its doors for selling health insurance to state residents who don’t receive benefits through the government or their employers. The insurance exchange is now selling plans for 2019 coverage. The state-run insurance marketplace gives […]

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ACA health insurance premiums fall for the first time

16/10/2018 Marc 0

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The average amount that American pays for the most popular Obamacare plans is dropping. The average premiums paid for the most popular ACA health insurance plans have fallen for the first time. These Obamacare plans have become more affordable for the first time in six years. The average paid for these health insurance plans is […]

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Amazon insurance policies to begin selling in India

19/09/2018 Marc 0

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The most successful online retailer in the world is to start sales in the largest market on the globe. Amazon insurance policies, including life, health and general coverage, will soon be heading to India. The massive online marketplace plans to begin selling policies in this largest country in the world, by population. The goal of […]

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Mayo Clinic insurance partnership forms with Medica to create new company

17/09/2018 H. Cutner 0

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The two industry giants have joined forces to offer health plans on a national scale. A new Mayo Clinic insurance venture has been announced alongside a partnership with Medica. Medica, the health insurance company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, will come together with the health care giant to be able to sell plans throughout the United States. The two companies will work together to bring health plans to consumers across the nation. The new Mayo Clinic insurance venture with Medica will provide national plans. Policyholders will be able to access care…

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More Americans have health plan coverage now than before Obamacare

05/09/2018 Logan B. 0

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Over 95 percent of American children now have medical coverage, which is a significant increase. On the whole, fewer Americans lack health plan coverage than was the case before the Affordable Care Act. That said, Americans in some states are more likely to be covered than others. Residents of pro-Trump states are less likely to have health insurance coverage than those in blue states. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) data, over 95 percent of children across the country are now have health plan coverage. Overall, the…

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A new Amazon health insurance comparison site is in the works

22/08/2018 Marc 0

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The online retail giant is in discussions with European insurers for a U.K. price comparison website. Amazon.com Inc. has entered into discussions with E.U. insurers in the hopes of forming an Amazon health insurance price comparison site for the United Kingdom. This new site is in its earliest planning stages and official details have yet to be released. A Reuters and Fortune report pointed to an Amazon health insurance price comparison website for consumers in the U.K. That said, neither stated whether or not there are any intentions to actually…

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Health plan premiums are stabilizing, regardless of Republican efforts to the contrary

21/08/2018 Logan B. 0

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Despite the best efforts by the GOP to kick the pins out from under the ACA, prices are evening out. Even as Republicans work to undermine the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, health plan premiums are stabilizing. Insurance premiums have been rising, but they will be increasing only slightly in the majority of states that have already submitted their 2019 price proposals. Moreover, unlike last year, there are insurance companies stepping into the markets, not out of them. The improvements are the result of reduced political certainty regarding…

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Cancer insurance coverage is not consistent for keeping hair during chemo

14/08/2018 Julie Campbell 0

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Patients no longer need to lose their hair from chemotherapy, but insurers don’t always pay for it. New treatments are now available to stop hair loss as a chemotherapy side effect, but many cancer insurance policies are not covering it. Oncologists feel that, especially for women, this is an important technique to ensure people get well. “Several patients have told me it’s one of the worst side effects of their treatment. It can affect them really badly psychosocially. Some patients have even refused lifesaving chemotherapy because they don’t want to…

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State health care study ranks insurance coverage across the country

08/08/2018 Julie Campbell 0

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A new data analysis has revealed the best and worst performing states for U.S. health insurance. Vermont currently boasts the best state health care system, whereas Louisiana’s is the very worst, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.com. CDC data shows that 88.1 percent of Americans have access to regular medical care. That said, despite the availability of state health care for most Americans, the quality and cost of those services varies greatly across the country. Depending on the individual state, there is a significant difference in the population’s…

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