Aging immigrants with health insurance are at a lower cardiovascular disease risk

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Even with the powerful benefits coverage has to offer, immigrants are typically underinsured. Aging immigrants have a far lower cardiovascular disease risk when they have a health plan to cover their medical needs. This is particularly true among individuals who have only recently arrived in the United States. This was the conclusion of a recent study conducted by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing researchers. The study was published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Simply having health insurance coverage plays an integral role in the risk associated with heart…

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New Mexico regulators pursue improved short term health insurance oversight

Short Term Health Insurance - Regulators

Officials in the state want greater control over the minimum standards for these types of plan. New Mexico insurance regulators are seeking greater authority over the short term health insurance plans in the state. They are aiming to set the state’s minimum standards for these health plans, instead of using those established by the federal government. The new standards will become effective through a new bill that has passed the House of Representatives. A new short term health insurance minimum standards bill has now passed the New Mexico House of…

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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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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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pays less for health insurance now than as a waitress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The youngest congresswoman in US history says she paid far more for coverage as a server. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman to ever be elected to Congress. A year ago, she had been working as a waitress. At that time, she says she was paying twice as much for health insurance as she is as a congresswoman. Ocasio-Cortez now represents New York’s 14th district in Congress. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been transparent about the transition she has experienced over the last few months. For instance, she has live…

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More kids don’t have Utah health insurance in significant trend shift

Utah health insurance - Children

The number of uninsured children in the state spiked 20 percent over the last year. Utah health insurance is covered one fifth fewer children last year than it did the year before. This spike of 20 percent in uninsured kids is a part of a nationwide reversal of the improvements seen over previous years, says a new report. Kids had been seeing an increase in their health insurance coverage every year for nearly a decade. That positive coverage trend has now changed directions when it comes to Utah health insurance…

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