"Health Insurance" Blogs

Coronavirus Treatment May Be Available Soon

While the vaccine is expected to take 12 to 18 months, there may be other therapies available for the deadly COVID-19, which should be ready in a couple of months. So far, there are approximately 462,558 coronavirus cases worldwide with approximately 20,878 deaths – 113,802 people have recovered. Although no vaccine exists yet, researchers are […]

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There Could Be A 40% Hike For Health Insurance Premiums Due To COVID-19

Due to the pandemic, health insurance premiums could increase by 40% nationwide. It’s just a matter of time before it happens. Some experts say it will happen by 2021 and others believe it will take place sooner than that. Consumers, employers, and the entire healthcare system may see costs that could exceed $251 billion. The […]

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Coping With Covid-19: Mental Health Providers Turn To Telemedicine

AS COVID-19 causes widespread fear and anxiety throughout the United States, unfortunately, the impact will be more pronounced on individuals with current mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Based on data by the National Institute of Mental Health, about 18% of people struggle with an anxiety disorder and 7% will have at least one […]

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Find Affordable Health Insurance Coverage If You Lost Your Job

Congress is currently passing a major stimulus plan, which includes provisions meant to make coronavirus testing free and expanding unemployment insurance, food assistance, paid leave and sick days. But even with that stimulus, based on data by the Economic Policy Institute, about 3 million people will lose their jobs by the summer. This is unfortunate. […]

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This Is What Your Health Insurance Covers For COVID-19

As more Americans test positive for COVID-19 and practice social distancing, you may be wondering what your insurance company covers. Local, state and federal authorities have shut down restaurants, bars and restricted them to only delivery or take-out orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which still lacks a vaccine or cure.   While there […]

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Pharmacies And Insurers Cope With COVID-19

Pharmacies are having an influx of prescription refill requests as more people are encouraged to stock up on their prescription medications. Doctors and insurers advise people suffering from chronic conditions to make sure they have enough medicine on hand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that patients who currently receive a 30-day […]

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States Hold Special Enrollment Periods Amid Coronavirus

Several states are offering special open enrollment periods amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This will allow qualified individuals who missed the deadline to get health coverage. The limited-time enrollment period is done as an exceptional circumstance. This is a unique situation we haven’t encountered at this level, so the appropriate measures should be taken. Twelve states […]

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Young Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer May Experience Financial Hardship

A study that evaluates the economic impact of breast cancer in young women in a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) shows that young women with breast cancer are more likely to experience financial hardship based on the diagnosis. Breast cancer in young adults is rare yet the American Cancer Society estimates […]

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Major Health Insurers Are Waiving Fees Associated With COVID-19 Testing And Insurance Coverage

There are health insurance companies in several states that will be offering free coronavirus testing and taking action in other ways. President Donald Trump also signed an $8.3 billion spending package on Friday to address the coronavirus outbreak and to support research and development of a vaccine.  Approximately $2.2 billion will go to preparedness and […]

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Why Doctors And Insurers Are Advocating Alternative Medicine For Cancer Patients

There is no doubt that the concept of holistic medicine is being accepted nationwide on different levels. A study published by the American Cancer Society shows that different types of products, practices, and systems that aren’t necessarily part of the mainstream medicine, can have a profound impact in the quality of life of the patient […]

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CVS Now Offers Option For Diabetes Drugs with No Out-Of-Pocket Cost

CVS Health Corp. is now launching a prescription drug coverage plan in which patients will no longer have out-of-pocket costs for insulin and other costly diabetes treatments. CVS manages diabetes treatments for insurance companies and employers, and designs how prescription drug coverage works for each member. It also sets co-pay levels as well as access […]

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Bill Would Require Health Insurance Plans To Cover Proton Therapy

A Mississippi doctor recently sued the state’s employee’s insurance plan Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi after he was denied coverage for brain cancer treatment. Doctors had recommended proton therapy – a new form of radiation therapy that helps pinpoint the radiation and protect nearby healthy tissue. According to the lawsuit, traditional therapy can be […]

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