Health insurance members gain exclusive access to the Fitbit Inspire

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The popular fitness tracker maker has launched a new device that you won’t find in stores. Fitbit has unveiled a brand new model of fitness tracker available only to health insurance members and employees. The Fitbit Inspire was developed for this exclusive use and won’t be sold in stores or on its own website. The launch was a quiet one this month, representing its first release that won’t be available to consumers. The Fitness Inspire was developed specifically for use by health insurance members and corporate employees. The concept behind…

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New York health insurance policies now cover 95 percent of state residents

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The N.Y. State of Health has announced a new coverage record as many more residents enroll. A New York health insurance enrollment record has been broken this year as 95 percent of residents are now enrolled in the N.Y. State of Health plans. Registrations in the New York State of Health plans have struck record levels for this year’s coverage. This year’s enrollment period came to a close on January 31 and by that point, there were 4.8 million people with New York Health Insurance registrations. This figure represents 95…

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66 percent are in support of the current American health care system

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About two thirds of people in the U.S. prefer the current system over a government-run alternative. The results of a new American health care system poll have revealed that about two thirds of people in the United States would prefer the existing system to an alternative run by the government. This data has arrived at a time in which U.S. health care has reached a peak controversial point. The research results arrived at nearly the same time as headlines were made by U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) who has thrown…

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Despite dismissal of fraud insurance charges, Indiana school superintendant resigns

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Casey Smitherman’s “lapse in judgment” didn’t land her in prison but she has resigned nonetheless. Casey Smitherman, the Indiana school superintendant who recently made headlines when she faced insurance fraud charges for helping a student by pretending he was her son, has resigned. Live Insurance News brought you the original health insurance fraud story last week. Smitherman has resigned in the hopes of reducing negative attention to herself and her community. The board of Elwood Community Schools accepted Casey Smitherman’s resignation. The board has been standing behind Smitherman and did…

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In as little as 6 years climate change could raise American birth defects

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The impact of rising global temperatures could soon become heartbreakingly evident to families. Climate change could start raising the rate of American birth defects as soon as 2025, according to a new study. The research was published by the Journal of the American Heart Association last week. The study showed the various ways in which longer and more intense heat events will affect pregnant women. The research found that pregnant women are exposed to longer heat and more intense heat events, it has a measurable impact on their unborn babies.…

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Will dental insurance one day be key to mental health and Alzheimer’s prevention?

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A new study has potentially linked gum disease with the development of this form of dementia. When consumers purchase dental insurance, it’s usually to help to prevent cavities or cover expensive oral procedures. That said, a new study has potentially connected the Alzheimer’s disease risk with a bacteria associated with gum disease. The study was published in the Science Advances journal, presenting a new understanding of dementia. Thought it’s too early for consumers to start rushing to buy dental insurance to help preserve their future cognitive function, this study has…

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School superintendant charged with health insurance fraud in heartbreaking case

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The Indiana educator attempted to seek medical treatment for a student by pretending he was her son. An Indiana school superintendant is now facing several health insurance fraud charges. According to police, the Casey Smitherman attempted to use her health plan to pay for a student’s medical treatment by using her son’s name. “My only concern was for this child’s health,” said Smitherman after charges were laid. Smitherman admitted to understanding that she was committing health insurance fraud. “I know this action was wrong,” she said, proceeding to say that…

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