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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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Got a cold or the flu? Think twice about antibiotics

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 18, 2018
Why overprescribing antibiotics is increasing fears of "super bugs."
Bottles of antibiotics line a shelf.
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Video game addiction is now considered a medical condition

by David Brancaccio, Anu Anand, and Janet Nguyen Jun 18, 2018
Will insurance companies cover it?
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With recovery from 2017 storms still underway, hurricane season begins June 1

by Jed Kim May 25, 2018
Last year was the most damaging hurricane season on record, with storms Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaking hundreds of millions of dollars of destruction across the United States. The 2018 season gets underway in June, and some forecasters are predicting…

Where are Affordable Care Act premiums headed?

by Dan Gorenstein May 4, 2018
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the Republican-controlled House voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has said the vote would increase the number of uninsured Americans by more than 20 million. Well, Obamacare is…

As hospitals increasingly close in rural areas, communities consider a hybrid health center model

by Blake Farmer Mar 28, 2018
Without enough patients with health insurance, hospitals are closing in rural parts of the country. Some communities have turned to hybrid health centers — shy of a hospital but more than a clinic — to try to meet their community's…
A sign lets Lewis County residents know the hours and offerings. Another sign on the building instructs patients to call 911 if the facility is closed for the night. 
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Key health care measure left out of federal spending bill

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 23, 2018
Congress jammed a lot into its $1.3 trillion spending bill, and we’ll be going through the bill’s 2,000-plus pages for some time. But there was one thing noticeably left out: a last-ditch compromise amendment on health care sponsored by Republican…

Now schools want school shooting insurance. Seriously.

by Kimberly Adams and Peter Balonon-Rosen Mar 23, 2018
It's a growing market.

Those coupons people use for expensive meds are starting to count for less

by Dan Gorenstein Mar 19, 2018
Insurers are pushing back on manufacture coupons for expensive drugs in the hopes that it will pressure drug companies to lower prices.
A pharmacy manager assists a shopper in the pharmacy area of a Walmart store in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
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