Health Insurance Roundup, June 13, 2016

Election 2016: Private health policies to be rated gold, silver, bronze |

Private health policies will be rated as gold, sliver or bronze under the Coalition’s overhaul of the $19 billion sector. 

Health plans don’t extend to Greens | SBS News

Malcolm Turnbull may have thrown a lifeline to some Labor MPs who are in a fierce contest against the Greens to save their seats. 

We are planning to get IVF – who offers the best private health cover for this treatment? –

My partner and I are having trouble conceiving, so we have decided to go down the IVF route. 

NIB accuses government of squibbing it on health insurance

Listed health insurer NIB has accused the government of “squibbing it” by not allowing private health insurers to charge smokers and overweight people more. 

Proposed premium hikes rattle health insurance consumers paying their own way | The Herald-News

Millions of people who pay the full cost of their health insurance will face the sting of rising premiums next year, with no financial help from government subsidies. 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Far-Reaching Bill Offers Veterans Options For Private Health Insurance & Care – Forbes

Last week, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.)—the fourth-highest-ranking member of the House of Representatives—introduced pioneering and well-crafted legislation that would dramatically improve veterans’ health care in the United States. For those veterans who have been waiting in line to receive care from a VA facility, it comes not a moment too soon. 

Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program has moved – Tidbits

The Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program is no longer located at the Aging Office of Western Nebraska as of June 1, 2016. 

Killeen eyeing health insurance rate hike – The Killeen Daily Herald: Politics

Killeen cuncil members will consider the costs of health care and benefits for employees Tuesday. During the council’s workshop meeting last week, interim City Manager Ann Farris said the projected costs for insurance are going up. 

Global Benefits enters Jamaican market with health and travel insurance products | Business | Jamaica Gleaner

International insurance company Global Benefits Group (GBG) is setting up business in Jamaica, from where it plans to push deeper into regional markets. 


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