Wednesday, September 25, 2013
September 25, 2013 According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services, "premiums nationwide will ... be around 16 percent lower than originally expected," and 95 percent of uninsured people live in a state with average premiums that are lower than expected.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
March 26, 2013 KHNSurveys show that an increasing number of employers are providing employees with financial incentives to stay healthy. Many employers now contribute to employee health savings accounts, but only if employees make sure to take care of their health.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013 KHNPatients feel little personal responsibility for keeping health costs lower, a study found. They were also unlikely to accept a less expensive treatment option, even if it was nearly as effective as a more expensive choice.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
February 27, 2013 Last fall, we wrote about a grocery store that was all but destroyed by Sandy. Today, we follow up to see how things are going.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
February 26, 2013 KHNRates for female applicants could be up to 40 percent higher under the new pricing policy from Genworth Financial, the country's largest long-term care insurer. The company says women account for two out of every three dollars spent on claims.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
February 5, 2013 KHNMany long-term care policies sold 30 years ago didn't specifically cover assisted living facilities. Policyholders rely on clauses that say new kinds of care will be covered when it becomes available, but the ultimate decision rests with insurers.
Friday, February 01, 2013
February 1, 2013 Under the proposed rule, employees at nonprofit religious organizations would get access to no-cost contraception, but their employer wouldn't pay for the coverage. The move is another attempt to provide contraceptive coverage without violating the beliefs of religious nonprofits.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
November 13, 2012 KHNPeople hoping to save a few dollars by choosing insurance with low upfront costs may be losing out. Hospitals and other health care providers sometimes fail to apply discounts when individuals, rather than insurers, are paying the bills.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
October 23, 2012 KHNSince the health law was enacted, 22 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws or regulations that encouraged insurers to begin selling child-only policies again, a study found. But in many states there are no restrictions on how much insurers can charge for them.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
October 17, 2012 OPBOregon is one of several states making it easier for consumers to appeal long-term care insurance denials, and expedite payment of claims.
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