Health Insurance Roundup, June 20, 2016


Struggling for Profit Selling Health Insurance in State Marketplaces – The New York Times

Oscar Health was going to be a new kind of insurance company. Started in 2012, just in time to offer plans to people buying insurance under the new federal health care law, the business promised to use technology to push less costly care and more consumer-friendly coverage. 


Gallery: Strike to protest Allina’s demand for changes to health insurance. – StarTribune.com

Picket lines went up at 7 a.m., the start of a one-week strike called by the Minnesota Nurses Assocation (MNA) after negotiations broke down last Monday in a stalemate over health insurance coverage. For the second time in six years, the Twin Cities is on the brink of a major national nursing strike. 


Fragomen advises all sponsors in Dubai to provide mandatory health insurance to their employees by 30 June 2016 | Zawya

Dubai, UAE – Fragomen, the world’s leading global corporate immigration services provider, would like to remind all employers in Dubai to adhere to the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) regulation, requiring all sponsors to enroll their employees for a mandatory medical coverage plan by June 30th, 2016. 


Your Questions: How good is the cover for premature births offered by private health insurers? – Independent.ie

My husband and I are planning our second baby. Our first baby was very premature and had to be kept in hospital for some time. We didn’t have private health insurance at the time and the costs that arose as a result of having a premature baby really put pressure on us financially. 


Health Insurers, Hospitals Want Obamacare To Save Their Mergers – Forbes

As federal antitrust regulators intensify their scrutiny of mergers of healthinsurance companies and hospital operators, the healthcare industry is hoping the Affordable Care Act helps their cause to consolidate. 


A Bigger Obamacare Penalty Is on the Horizon for 2017, but There Is Some Good News — The Motley Fool

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” has polarized Americans since it was signed into law in March 2010. 


Oregon: Insurance rates expected to spike again – Washington Times

According to state officials, rate increases are necessary to keep carrier from withdrawing from the market. For the past few years, rate hikes have been approved because carriers have lost more money on paying out claims than collecting revenue from policy rates. 


Insurers use non-traditional means to engage customers, employees | Business Standard News

On June 19 which will be celebrated as Father’s Day, will use augmented reality to engage customers. It will have a game in a shopping mall in Mumbai and Kolkata where father and child will be engaged in to understand protection and security. 

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