Health Insurance Roundup, June 15, 2016


7 Dos and Don’ts for Freelancers Buying Health Insurance | MONEY

When it comes to health insurance options for freelancers, a lot has changed in the past six years. Before the Affordable Care Act, workers without employer-subsidized health insurance were in a precarious position. 


Health Insurance Startup Is Kobo Founder’s Next ’Big Swing’ – Bloomberg

League Inc., a Canadian health-insurance startup, is raising $25 million in a funding round backed by Omers Ventures, Royal Bank of Canada and Manulife Financial Corp. 


Insurers bring adventure into health insurance And that’s good for you | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Health insurance policies in India have come a long way from the days of straitjacketed mediclaim policies. Insurers have recently widened their platter with products which are indicative of their willingness to venture further into uncharted territories. 


Health Insurance Commissioner Says Budget Cuts Would Hobble Oversight | Rhode Island Public Radio

Rhode Island’s health insurance commissioner says she’s concerned about funding cuts in the proposed state budget. The agency may have to cut nine of its 12 employees, who currently oversee health insurance regulation. 


Attleboro school budget problems slightly eased by use of surplus health insurance funds – The Sun Chronicle : Local News

School officials say they have been told that the city is altering its plan to ease school budget problems by using surplus health insurance money


CMS Awards $32M for Children’s Health Insurance Program

An additional 15 million people gained healthcare coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program ever since the Affordable Care Act was implemented. 


Illinois Keeps Health Insurance Premium Hikes A Secret – InsuranceNewsNet

June 13–More than half of the states have disclosed just how much higher their health care premiums could be next year under the Affordable Care Act, and some of the potential increases are jaw-dropping. 


Insurance Department reviewing health insurance rates – Clearwater Tribune: Online Only News

The Idaho Department of Insurance has posted proposed health insurance premium rates for plan year 2017 on its website, http://www.doi.idaho.gov/company/ratereview/


How to switch health insurers before June 30 | HeraldSun

ITCHY feet can be an common ailment suffered by health insurance customers in June as they look around to see if they can switch to another provider before the end of financial year arrives. 


Health Insurance: GLICO Healthcare; committed to prompt claim payment – Health – Pulse

GLICO HEALTHCARE, a member of the GLICO Group Ltd., specializing in the delivery of excellent private healthcare services continues to raise the benchmark for quality healthcare delivery in the private health insurance sector. 


Penalties to be delayed for not meeting Dubai health insurance deadline | Gulf News Journal

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said last week that while the deadline for mandatory health insurance in Dubai is June 30, penalties will not be imposed on individual sponsors who fail to insure themselves, employees and dependents until the end of the year. 

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