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South Dakota's most expensive patients could return to high-risk insurance pool
A state-subsidized insurance program for South Dakota's most expensive patients could be revived if Congress succeeds in repealing the Affordable Care Act. Officials in Pierre are revisiting the concept of a high-risk insurance pool for sick patients ...

Does health insurance coverage really save lives?
That's the headline out of a new big-picture analysis of existing research that explores the relationship between insurance coverage and mortality. "Losing insurance is lethal and gaining insurance reduces the death rate. That is completely consistent ...

SF's elderly, poor would pay more for insurance in Senate plan
The Senate health care bill introduced last week would keep in place the general structure of the federal subsidies that, in California, go to about 1.5 million residents who buy insurance on Covered California. However, the Better Care Reconcilation ...

Apple, Cisco team up to push for cyber security insurance discounts
Apple is working with Cisco to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to get a discount on cyber-security insurance premiums. Cook said the combination of gear from the two companies was more secure than the use of competing ...

Hate the Individual Health Mandate? The GOP Tries a 'Lockout'
Senate Republicans made only one big change in a new version of their Senate health bill released Monday: They added a penalty for Americans who let their insurance lapse for 63 days or more. Under the new provision, those who go without insurance will ...

Study: Many consumers don't understand health insurance policies ...
Study: Many consumers don't understand health insurance policies ...

AI could create more human jobs in insurance – company chief
AI could create more human jobs in insurance – company chief Here's a novel thought: introducing artificial intelligence into insurance could actually create jobs, rather than stripping them away. That not just pie-in-the-sky daydreaming, that's the ...

Insurance study ties legal marijuana to boost in auto crash claims
The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when ...

Report: Many Connecticut consumers don't understand their health insurance policies
Insurance plans typically use complicated language that is difficult to understand, according to the Health Disparities Institute, UConn Health. As a result, some patients have trouble accessing care, experience delays in care, encounter administrative ...

CBO score could show Senate bill leaves 22 million without insurance
The Congressional Budget Office will estimate 15 million to 22 million people over a decade will be without health insurance if the Senate bill passes, according to an article in Politico. The so-called “score” from the CBO is due on Monday. The score ...

The list: Business insurance you should consider
Understanding business insurance can be almost as much fun as figuring out the apps on your new cellphone, except that proper insurance coverages ultimately could matter more to most business owners. Think, for example, about insurance that offers at ...