Insurance

The leaked Republican plan to replace Obamacare, explained

Politico has obtained a leaked draft of a Republican replacement plan for Obamacare. The plan may be somewhat outdated already — it is two weeks old, per its time stamp, and Republicans have been working hard on their proposal in the meantime — but it almost certainly reveals an important shift …

Health Care

How to Save Money on All of Your Car Expenses

Owning a car is likely one of your largest personal expenses, and while it will always be one of the bigger expenditures on your personal budget, …

Car Insurance

The Future Of Car Insurance: Digital, Predictive And Usage-Based

Imagine shopping for your next car insurance and the car company offers an insurance that connects a black box, dongle or a mobile phone app, which tracks how you drive, and saves you up to 30 percent on premiums. This, in essence, is the future of connected car insurance, also called <b>usage-based</b> …

Car Insurance

How Elon Musk Wants to Eliminate Your Car Insurance and Maintenance Bills

Tesla revealed that it has already been experimenting with the practice.<p>Buying a car is only the beginning of the expenditures: there's the hundreds of dollars in insurance each month, and then thousands more in maintenance over a car's lifetime.<p>Tesla wants to change that. During its earnings call …

Car Insurance

This Trump voter is torn between support for the president and an Obamacare plan that saved her life

Kathy Watson was anxious about her health coverage even before she woke up gasping for breath last month and drove herself to the emergency room with a flare-up in her heart condition.<p>After struggling for years without insurance, the 55-year-old former small-business owner — who has battled …

Health Care

No, Obamacare Hasn't Jacked Up Your Company's Insurance Rates

Can we all agree on one thing, that the Affordable Care Act is forcing small business owners to pay ever-higher costs for their employees’ health insurance? Right? Can’t we?<p>Certainly, Obamacare’s most ardent opponents have no trouble deploying a business owner devastated by premiums increases, …

Health Care

GOP congressman says fewer people with health insurance is a ‘good thing’

Shhhhhh. You weren’t supposed to say that part out loud.<p>Republican efforts to build a more laissez-faire health system are “doomed to fail,” …

Health Care

Death and Tax Cuts

Across the country, Republicans have been facing crowds demanding to know how they will protect the 20 million Americans who gained health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and will lose it if the act is repealed. And after all that inveighing against the evils of Obamacare, it turns out …

Opinion

Renting in Paris: Ten things you need to know about apartment hunting

<b>1. Get a three-month headstart (at least)</b><p>Competition is fierce when it comes to renting an apartment in Paris, so get planning early.<p>For the …

Housing

Key congressman: It's 'a good thing' if more Americans lose coverage

Rep. Mike Burgess (R-Texas) chairs the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee related to health care, which makes his perspective on the issue rather …

Health Care

Province’s file bungling has driven Insurance Corp. of B.C. into trouble

Among the files the B.C. government has had the most difficulty managing, or the easiest time bungling, depending on your view, the Insurance Corp. of B.C. stands out.<p>This week in the legislature, NDP Leader John Horgan and fellow New Democrat Adrian Dix laid bare some of the enormous problems at …

Canada

United Insurance Holdings declares $0.06 dividend

United Insurance Holdings (NASDAQ:UIHC) declares $0.06/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 1.49%<p>Payable March 15; for …

Business

Dentists in Mexico Are Best For Your Beautiful Smile

Dental care is definitely regarded as extremely important and particularly if you need to enter some industry or even an organization that requires …

Health Insurance

China's national liquor splashes into insurance business

GUIYANG — The parent of a Chinese company that produces the nation's best known baijiu liquor, Moutai, has led an investment of 1 billion yuan ($147 …

Liquor

AARP Mischaracterizes a Good Reform Proposal as an ‘Age Tax’

The AARP, the nation’s largest association of retired persons, is criticizing a proposal to more closely align premiums with actual health care …

Health Care

BCBS, Cigna among insurer groups to meet with Trump on Monday

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents insurers in every state, said on Friday that it would attend a meeting between the health insurance industry and President Donald Trump on Monday.<p>Cigna Corp's chief executive officer, David Cordani, will also attend, a …

21st Century

The fourth episode of The Insurance Apprentice is out now!

The Insurance Apprentice is an annual competition in the short term insurance industry. The ultimate aim of the competition is to attract young …

Will the Trump Era Finally Kill Paul Ryan’s Wonkish Cred?

Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, has long had a reputation as the Serious Republican. He is an alleged policy wonk who, whether you agree with …

Health Care

Medical schemes in 2017: What’s on the horizon

There are a number of exciting, and frustrating, developments in the medical scheme industry.<p>For members, schemes are trying to curb benefit-abusers …

Health Care

For-Profit Health Insurance

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>As long as the for-profit insurance industry is the default option, the cost of health coverage will remain expensive, options will vary widely, and providers will drop in and out of plans frequently.<p>These insurance companies add little value to the system. What they do provide is …

Health Care

Consumers rail against Trump’s plan to alter Obamacare marketplace

In public comments to the federal government, Americans are giving the Trump administration an earful about its proposed rule changes for the …

Health Care

Those Fancy Oscar Gems? You Bet They’re Insured.

On Sunday night, a cadre of exquisitely dressed actors will wave and smile their way along the Dolby Theater’s red carpet for the 89th Academy Awards. When the women stop, their dresses will almost certainly get mentioned. But so, too, might the jewels around their necks and dangling from their …

Jewelry

Brexit prompts ship insurers to look at Luxembourg, Cyprus bases

| LONDON<p>U.K.-regulated ship insurers are preparing plans to open new outposts in European Union jurisdictions such as Luxembourg and Cyprus, fearing that Brexit will hinder access to the EU's financial market, industry sources involved say.<p>Graphic - The Brexit dilemma: here<p>Britain dominates the …

European Union

You should be insuring your jewelry. Here's how to start.

For Valentine's Day, we hope you bought a thoughtful gift for your significant other. It's the thought that counts, of course, but let us give you a …

Jewelry

China regulator bans Foresea's chief from insurance business for 10 years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's insurance regulator said on Friday it has banned Yao Zhenhua, chairman of Foresea Life, from the insurance business for 10 years, citing violation of regulations in its usage of insurance funds.<p>The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said in a statement on its …

China

Insurance and the big data technology revolution

Automatic razors, jet packs and traffic jams on the skyways. The Jetsons made all sorts of predictions about life in the distant future. But the …

Car Insurance

We Didn't Buy Travel Insurance, Then Chris Broke His Arm And We Almost Missed 4 Flights

<i>This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.</i><p>Oh, Karma… what a lovely woman.<p>Isn’t that how it always works, …

Travel Insurance

Cancer can bankrupt its victims. Obamacare was designed to stop that.

Millions are in jeopardy under Obamacare repeal-and-replace plans.<p>Julienne Edwards was 26, five days away from taking the California bar exam and 14 months away from her wedding, when she felt a twinge in her stomach. The throbbing grew sharper, like a knife puncturing her gut, so Edwards went to …

Health Care

GOP Draft Health Care Bill Cuts Medicaid, Insurance Subsidies

A draft bill detailing Republican plans to begin repealing and replacing many facets of the Affordable Care Act would provide expanded tax credits and health savings accounts for individuals while reducing federal spending on tax subsidies and Medicaid and practically eliminating both the current …

Health Care

Tesla Wants To Bundle Car Sales With Insurance And Maintenance

Usually when you purchase a new vehicle, you know you’ll have to buy insurance separately, and — depending on the terms of the sale — pay for …

Car Insurance