One in 6 employees stay at their jobs for the health plan

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A West Health and Gallup study showed that people are sticking with employers that cover them. West Health and Gallup recently released the results of a study in which they found that 16 percent of workers are staying at their jobs in order to keep their health plan. The fear of losing their insurance benefits is locking people into positions they’d like to leave. “Approximately 158 million people, or more than half of the U.S. adult population, receive health insurance via their own employer or the employer of a household…

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Almost three quarters of insurers charge fees or co-pays for COVID-19 insurance coverage

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An infection leading to hospitalization will now be more expensive to policyholders than it used to be. COVID-19 insurance coverage in a case of hospitalization will now come at a higher price even to those with a health plan due to increased co-pays and fees when compared to earlier in the pandemic. The Kaiser Family Foundation recorded that fewer insurers are waiving out of pocket costs. Researchers from the Kaiser Family Foundation determined that early in the pandemic, 88 percent of the largest American insurers voluntarily waved COVID-19 insurance out…

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Should unvaccinated health insurance rates be higher?

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An Ipsos poll shows over 40 percent of employees feel that this would be a fair move. According to the results of a recent survey conducted by Ipsos for Eagle Hill Consulting, more than 40 percent of American employees support higher health insurance rates for people who choose not to be vaccinated. This suggests that vaccinated American workers are seeking more punitive strategies for unvaccinated counterparts. Note: This article is a report on the findings of the survey and does not necessarily reflect the views of Live Insurance News, its…

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How Healthcare Reform May Impact Physicians

How Healthcare Reform May Impact Physicians

Healthcare reform is a touchy topic in America today. Phrases like “single-payer system” and “public option” are tossed around a lot these days, but the emphasis usually centers on the patient experience. However, as the past year has shown us, the functions of our healthcare system are heavily dependent on healthcare workers and physicians who are equally impacted by U.S. healthcare reform. Let’s explore the insurance versus cash-only debate to better understand available insurance alternatives and physician involvement in healthcare reform. Insurance vs. Cash-Only  Healthcare demand is growing rapidly in…

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10 Car Accident Injuries That Can Take A While To Show Up

10 Car Accident Injuries That Can Take A While To Show Up

An accident can turn your life upside down. You may feel angry, afraid and left with little options. Or desperate for money to pay bills and medical expenses. Have You been Injured in a Car Accident? It’s pretty common for car accident victims to not realize how serious their injury actually is.  Sometimes a traumatic injury can take time to materialize. Even though the injury can take time to become apparent, there may still be legal options to help you with medical bills and compensation for your injury. The best…

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Health insurance costs 54 percent less for the average gig worker

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The American Rescue Plan has made plans considerably more affordable for independent workers. Gig workers have traditionally faced health insurance expenses too high for many of them to be able to afford to keep them up, until the American Rescue Plan (ARP) changed the game for high-quality coverage in March. Since ARP passed earlier this year, a growing number of independent workers have been enrolling. Gig workers are using the Healthcare.gov marketplace to purchase their health insurance and are paying less for it than they ever have before. New benefits…

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Personal Injury, Statutes of Limitations and Compensation

Personal Injury, Statutes of Limitations and Compensation

When another person’s carelessness or recklessness results in you becoming the victim of an injury, you quickly understand that the ramifications can extend far beyond the physical harm caused.  Depending on the severity of the injury you have sustained, life as you once knew it can be turned upside down. As a result of treating your injuries, medical bills can pile up and overwhelm you – despite insurance – particularly if you have been unable to continue working or earning any income. When you take into account the mental toll…

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