"Health Insurance" Blogs

California Workers’ Comp Temporary Total Disability Rates To Increase By 2020

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) just announced that the 2020 minimum and maximum temporary total disability rate is expected to rise significantly. DWC says the minimum TTD rate will increase to about $194.91 and the maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,999.43 on a weekly basis. Labor Code requires the TTD rate to […]

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Walmart Heads Into Healthcare

It may come as a surprise to you that the world’s largest company by revenue is now attempting to break into the healthcare industry. They recently opened their first Walmart Health Center in Dallas, Georgia and plan to open another one soon on Calhoun, Georgia. This is just the start of the company’s aspirations to […]

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Number of Uninsured Children Rises To 4.3 Million

According to recent census data release, nearly 4.3 million children were uninsured back in 2018. This is the first time the census reports such increase since 2009 before the ObamaCare was enacted and helped expand coverage. The total uninsured rate went from 7.9 percent in 2017 to 8.5 percent in 2018. Census officials say the […]

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Leverage 1332 Waivers to Make Healthcare More Affordable

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 has made healthcare more affordable for Georgians by creating small and individual group markets. Nearly 800K people in Georgia access their health insurance through the ACA Marketplace. Back in 2010, the uninsured rate in the state was 20 percent but it dropped to 13 in 2017. It’s a significant […]

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What Is Open Enrollment for Health Insurance?

Open enrollment is an annual period when people can change their health care coverage. (Getty Images) Most Americans can change their health insurance once a year. “Open enrollment is the …

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A Government-Run Health Insurance Plan Would Be Less Radical Than Medicare For All. But It Still Wouldn’t Work.

The health care debate in the Democratic primary so far has, for the most part, revolved around a single question: Medicare for All—or something else? Given the persistent political and policy …

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Sally Pipes: Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ means worse health insurance at higher cost for most Americans

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said this week that union workers would have a “hard time” supporting a “Medicare-for-all” plan, unless it carved out space for union-negotiated health plans. Trumka’s comments come just weeks after Democratic …

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Local Woman Fights Health Insurance for Breast Implant Removal

A North Texas woman is leading the charge in getting help for others who believe breast implants are making them sick. Lutitia Featherston of Cedar Hill says her implants caused symptoms most doctors couldn’t explain and her health insurance refused to …

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Coughlin pursues NJEA-backed health insurance reforms that promise $300M in savings

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin wants to upend the health insurance plans offered to teachers and other educators in New Jersey, replacing a controversial, eight-year-old system with an approach he says would save taxpayers $300 million annually.

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Obamacare health insurance exchange prices to drop in Ohio for first time

There will be plans available in all 88 Ohio counties in 2020. Twenty-nine counties will have two insurers and one county will have just one insurer. All other Ohio counties will have at least three insurers selling exchange products in 2020, the insurance …

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It’s come to this: Cut quarterback Johnny Manziel shilling cut-rate car insurance

We’ve seen celebrities do all kinds of things to stay in the limelight or keep paychecks coming in — often for both reasons. Whether it’s appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” or another reality show or signing on to sell car insurance, we’ve …

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Austin is becoming an innovative tech hub for the insurance industry

No doubt data analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are transforming how the insurance industry works. Austin has particularly become a hub of innovation with several InsureTech startups at the forefront. The insurance industry is a huge market willing to embrace technology and the positive changes it will bring. Miguel Fernandez and David Perez, co-organizers […]

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