Health Insurance Roundup, July 19, 2016


Starbucks Widens Workers’ Health-Insurance Options – WSJ

Starbucks Corp. on Monday became one of the most high-profile employers to switch its employees to a private health insurance exchange. 


Loss of employer-based health insurance in early retirement affects mental, physical health | EurekAlert! Science News

The loss of private health insurance from an employer can lead to poorer mental and physical health as older adults transition to early retirement, according to a study by Georgia State University. 


Sub regional leaders to examine national health insurance scheme | Antigua Observer Newspaper

Governments of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are to collaborate on a study to investigate the viability of a national health insurance scheme for the sub-region. 


Foreign inmates fall through health insurance cracks – SWI swissinfo.ch

Some 2,000 foreign prisoners sitting in Swiss jails may only be eligible for emergency medical care because they lack insurance for routine treatment, Swiss public television SRF reported. 


Eva Jean Fomalont of beWellnm: Offering health insurance can help NM organizations attract and keep staff – Albuquerque Business First

A recent WalletHub report ranked New Mexico 26th in the country for business startup activity. This is in stark contrast to the news New Mexicans are familiar with about the weak economy, education and poverty issues.  


No visa without health insurance – Saudi Gazette

Employers who do not provide health insurance to employees and their dependents may be banned from recruitment permanently, Al-Madinah Arabic daily reported on Monday. 


Aditya Birla firm registered as 6th player in health insurance | Business Standard News

Aditya Birla Health has become the sixth company in to be registered in the segment, regulator Irda today said.  


The Villages Regional Hospital clarifies its position on health insurance | Villages-News.com

Changes announced late last week in the type of insurance accepted by The Villages Health do not affect The Villages Regional Hospital, a hospital spokesman said Monday. 


Herald: Health insurance benefits may be extended to government servants

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday said that the government is considering extending the benefits of the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY) to government employees. 


Health insurance, personal accident cover: How to ensure you never fall short of money – The Financial Express

There are many insurance companies providing protection tools like health and personal accident insurance covers to safeguard the financial aspect during an emergency. 


Illinois health insurer announces liquidation as Obamacare co-ops collapse – World Socialist Web Site

Last week Illinois’ Land of Lincoln Health insurance co-op announced plans to liquidate, affecting health insurance for more than 49,000 people in the state. 


Leading health, life insurance brokerages form partnership | Scottsdale Independent

Brokers Alliance and Western Asset Protection, two of Arizona’s largest life and health insurance brokerages, announced a partnership that would expand the distribution of their respective businesses. 


Why Land of Lincoln and other health insurance co-ops failed | Business | stltoday.com

Failures among member-run health insurance co-ops are forcing thousands of consumers to find new health insurance coverage, while renewing questions about the viability of a once-promising program created by the Affordable Care Act. 


Blue Cross, Benefis partner for discount health insurance – NBC Montana

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana and Benefis Health Systems have partnered to offer reduced cost health care for large group health insurance plans. 


Health Insurance Scheme to be launched in KP next month

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a Health Insurance Scheme will be launched next month to provide free medical facilities to poor people. 


Local health districts Call for affordable health insurance for gap | Members | idahopress.com

When people come through the doors of their local health department in Idaho, our goal is to help them become healthier citizens. 


Proposal adds twist to health plan opt out rules | Business Insurance

Proposed IRS regulations that could penalize employers offering financial incentives to certain employees to opt out of company-provided health insurance plans also would shield employers from a health reform law affordability penalty in some cases. 


The scary health bills facing Irish women – Independent.ie

Life-saving cancer treatment could cost an Irish woman more than €80,000. 


Protect yourself and also save tax

In today’s current society, where stress has become a part of daily life, sadly, we are more prone to several illnesses and diseases at a much younger age, and this has become a topic for several studies. 


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