Okay, we admit that there have been times that I’ve thought about getting married for health insurance. After all, if you’re self-employed it’s really one of the only ways to get affordable health insurance if you’re older or have a pre-existing condition. But we never really thought about advertising for for someone to marry just for the . . . → Read More: SJM Seeks Young, Single Woman With Health Insurance
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Two weeks after the revelation that Blue Shield of California‘s top executive, Bruce Bodaken, took home $4.6 million last year, Blue Shield of California has announced that it will be returning $167 million to some of its members this year. Members with individual health insurance policies (i.e. not on . . . → Read More: Blue Shield of California Will Return $167 Million to Members
This just in! The California Department of Managed Health Care may have declared Anthem Blue Cross’ latest health insurance rate hikes “unreasonable,” but unfortunately, it’s not changing anything. The regulatory agency has no authority to stop the hikes, and Anthem Blue Cross is still going ahead with the health insurance rate increases which take effect . . . → Read More: California Regulator Calls Anthem Blue Cross Health Insurance Hikes “Unreasonable,” Blue Cross Says, So What?
Well, Blue Shield of California may have thought that they were out of the woods with the State of California, but it looks like the California health insurance battle isn’t over yet. Blue Shield of California announced that it is cancelling its latest health insurance premium hikes, but the California Department of Managed Health Care . . . → Read More: California Asks Blue Shield How 37.5% in Health Insurance Hikes Can Be Reasonable
Nope, it’s not a typo. Blue Shield of California is planning on raising its health insurance premiums for individual health insurance policyholders, and some unlucky policyholders will see their premiums rise by as much as 59% as of March 1st. Blue Shield of California of California has been steadily raising it health insurance premiums over . . . → Read More: Blue Shield California Raises Health Insurance Premiums as Much as 59% on Policyholders
I’m under 40. I don’t smoke. I rarely drink. I run 6 miles a day, teach dance several times a week and my diet is excellent. My health is generally very good, and much better than the average American’s.
I am also medically uninsurable because of a pre-existing condition, and based on a report from . . . → Read More: 1 in 7 Denied Health Insurance based on Pre-Existing Conditions
The State of Massachusetts is finally closing in on settling with the six health insurers whose proposed health insurance premium increases it rejected this spring. Health New England has finally settled a nearly five month standoff with the State of Massachusetts over its proposed health insurance premium increases for individuals and small businesses in . . . → Read More: Health New England Finally Settles Health Insurance Premium Increases with Massachusetts; Fallon Community Health Plan Still Holds Out
Well, apparently it’s not just in California. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has finally settled a four month standoff with the State of Massachusetts over its proposed health insurance premium increases for individuals and small businesses in the state.
In April, Massachusetts state insurance regulators had rejected the Blue Cross Blue Shield initial . . . → Read More: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Settles Health Insurance Premium Increases With State
If you’ve ever tried to appeal the denial of a health insurance claim, we don’t need to tell you how frustrating the process can be: rejection explanations are unclear, the appeals processes can be long, complicated and and futile (if it exists at all), and under ERISA, claimants at best can still only recover the . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Obama Administration Issues New Rules on Appealing Health Insurance Claims
As healthcare reform passed, millions of Americans worried whether they would still be able to choose their own doctor under the new regime, but it looks like it may not be the federal government they should be worried about. As health insurance and healthcare costs continue to spiral upward, private health insurers and employers trying . . . → Read More: Can Affordable Health Insurance Continue to Give You A Choice?