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What is active shooter insurance, and does my employer need it?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jun 26, 2019
In the aftermath, insurance will cover medical bills.
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The economics of kidnapping

by Kai Ryssdal, Maria Hollenhorst, and Daisy Palacios Apr 30, 2019
How the criminal underworld operates the ransom business.
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Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper?

by Andy Uhler Apr 9, 2019
The idea is that transparency would lead to more competition and lower costs. One drug company is already on board.
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Want to know the true price of a hospital procedure?

by Kimberly Adams Jan 4, 2019
A new system can help you find out.
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CAT bonds could be key to paying for wildfire losses

by Janet Babin Dec 10, 2018
Some urge FEMA to issue a catastrophe bond to help pay for wildfire recovery.
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What does public charge proposal mean for hospitals that treat immigrants?

by Erika Beras Dec 10, 2018
Today is the final day for comment for the Trump administration’s public charge proposal that would make it harder for immigrants to qualify for citizenship if they’ve used public benefits, including SNAP, public housing and Medicaid. Immigrants who’ve received cash…
Immigrants make up roughly 12 percent of the population in this country, but account for just 8.6 percent of heath care expenditures. 
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A worldwide earthquake drill may spur more homeowners to buy insurance

by Ben Bradford Oct 18, 2018
Do not be alarmed if, a bit later on Thursday, you turn to see a bunch of co-workers peering out from under their desks. It’s not an alien invasion or a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek. Nearly 60 million people around…

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A worldwide earthquake drill may spur more homeowners to buy insurance

by Ben Bradford Oct 18, 2018
Do not be alarmed if, a bit later on Thursday, you turn to see a bunch of co-workers peering out from under their desks. It’s not an alien invasion or a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek. Nearly 60 million people around…

The rise in "interactive insurance" could make you healthier — and more scrutinized

by Jed Kim Sep 20, 2018
John Hancock is the latest insurer to offer policies with discounted premiums if policyholders agree to be monitored.
Participants who wear monitoring devices like the ones above can get cheaper premiums or rewards from John Hancock.
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The insurance industry gets a tech makeover. Is it more than skin deep?

by Molly Wood Sep 11, 2018
Insurance startups, like Lemonade, aim for more efficiency and transparency in the industry.
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