Health Insurance Roundup, July 14, 2016

Number of people with health insurance via jobs remained steady with Obamacare

Obamacare still hasn’t led to drops in the numbers of people who get health coverage through their jobs, despite some earlier fears that would happen, according to a new survey released Wednesday. 

Cities With the Best (and Worst) Health Insurance Coverage – 24/7 Wall St.

When compared to European countries and other developed nations such as New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, The United States stands out as the only nation without a publicly financed universal health care system. 

Adding adult dental care to basic health insurance will cost €1.2 billion – NL Times

Adding dental care for adults to the basic health insurance package will cost the government 1.2 billion euros, according to calculations for the year 2018 by the Central Planning Bureau.  

EHIC renewal – Can you still get a new European Health Insurance Card, what does it REALLY cover and how long will it work for? – Mirror Online

It’s the free holiday essential you’d be stupid to travel without, but do EHICs still work, how long will they keep working and the surprising things they’ve NEVER covered. 

No cost increase in Morgan County employee health insurance | Morgan County |

Morgan County employees are getting a great deal on their health insurance costs, according to the head of the state association of county commissioners. 

Another Health Insurance Co-Op Bites The Dust – InsuranceNewsNet

July 13–Illinois moved Tuesday to take control of Land of Lincoln Health to begin an orderly shutdown of the insurance company, meaning about 49,000 people will lose their health coverage in the coming months. 

Federal health insurance in Wyoming up 7 percent on average | State |

Nearly 24,000 Wyoming residents paid for plans on the federal health exchange this year, and many stand to pay more in the future. 

Health insurance premiums expected to rise – Central Valley Business Journal

Heading into the second half of the year, many businesses and individuals will start looking at their health insurance plans for 2017. 

Despite Health Insurance Mandates, Autism Still Underdiagnosed

New state health insurance mandates may have boosted the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but the treated prevalence is still much less than community prevalence estimates, indicating that autism is still significantly underdiagnosed. 

Plenty of room for healthcare insurance growth in China: EY | FiercePharma

China’s tsunami of rising diabetes and cancer cases, a rapidly aging population and out-of-pocket payments for most cutting-edge therapies is coming to a head. 

Stock In Limelight: Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ)

Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ) has obtained a mean price target of $8.50 by market experts. 

Former Insurance Co. Employee Sentenced For Identity Theft « CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A former health insurance company employee was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for stealing more than 50 customer identities from her former job. 

Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd arm gets COR from IRDA for Health Insurance Business –

Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co. Limited – a step down subsidiary of Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd has received Certificate of Registration – Form R3 dated July 11, 2016 issued by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India for Health Insurance business. 

Employment-based health coverage remains steady | Business Insurance

Contrary to early predictions, the percentage of employees with health care coverage through their employers has remained near steady since key provisions of the health care reform law took effect, according to an analysis released Wednesday. 

Taj Ultimatum: Take Casino Health Deal by Monday or Its Gone – ABC News

A strike against Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino grew more contentious Wednesday as strikers rallied outside the New York offices of Donald Trump, who opened the casino, and Carl Icahn, his fellow billionaire who now owns it. 

A look inside Hillary Clinton’s health care proposal – State of Reform | State of Reform

Today, Hillary Clinton won the long-awaited endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), only days after her campaign unveiled a health care proposal that some speculate will bridge the gap between supporters of the two campaigns. 

When the Health Care System Lets Us Down

 This story is about a young man I know who began working in the IT department of a local hospital. His mother also worked in the same hospital. He was skilled, excited, and committed. 

Red Tape Leaves Some Low-Income Toddlers Without Health Insurance : Shots – Health News : NPR

Many babies born to mothers who are covered by Medicaid are automatically eligiblefor that health insurance coverage during their first year of life. In a handful of states, the same is true for babies born to women covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Aditya Birla Health Insurance gets certificate of registration – The Economic Times

MUMBAI: Aditya Birla Health Insurance Co today said it has received ‘certificate of registration’ from regulator Irda, moving a step closer to commencing business.

5 Facts About Health Insurance Every Retiree Should Know — The Motley Fool

Is the magic date for your retirement approaching? Or perhaps you have already achieved that major life milestone?  

Illinois Moves to Shut Down Failing Health Insurance Co-Op – ABC News

An Illinois health insurance co-op with 49,000 policyholders in the state has become the latest casualty among a dwindling group of nonprofit alternative insurers set up under the Affordable Care Act

WBAY – Wisconsin lags in getting children on health insurance – July 12, 2016

States across the country are making strides in getting children onto health insurance rolls, but Wisconsin’s rate of uninsured children is stagnant. 

Missed the 2016 Open Enrollment Period? Term Health Insurance Is the Best Option, the Internet’s first site dedicated to helping consumers understand the value of term health insurance, announced today it has added additional plans for consumers seeking coverage outside of the open enrollment period. 

Swiss health insurance premiums could rise 4 to 5 percent

Spokesperson Verena Nold from Santesuisse, an organisation representing many of Switzerland’s health insurers, told Swiss public radio last Friday that the organisation expects Swiss health insurance premiums to go up by a similar percentage in 2017 as they have in recent years. According to Ms Nold, people are going to the doctor more often, and visits are costing more. These two trends are driving insurance premiums higher. 

New Article on Obamacare is Written by…Obama – NBC News

President Barack Obama urged Congress on Monday to reconsider offering a government-run health insurance option alongside private plans on the exchanges created as part of his national healthcare law. 

Portage School Board shoots down health insurance change | Regional news |

Portage School Board members voted down the District Leadership Team’s recommendation for health insurance coverage Monday, raising questions, for some, about how well the team represents staff. 


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