Walgreens insurance denial places it at risk of lawsuit over death, court says

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The pharmacy insists that it was not obligated to contact the doctor of a woman who then died. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that the family of a woman who died has the right to sue Walgreens. This court case will question whether or not a pharmacy is obligated to assist a patient in being certain his or her insurance will provide prescription coverage. The case involves a Massachusetts woman who had epilepsy and required a drug to control her seizures. Yarushka Rivera’s epilepsy required her to take…

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Lyme disease insurance bill could mandate long-term coverage

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Should this bill pass, it would mean that patients struggling with this condition will benefit from continued coverage. Lyme disease insurance isn’t necessarily something that people are always talking about, but it is an issue that becomes tremendously important to the millions of people who are afflicted with this tick-borne illness. In Massachusetts, this bill is currently being battled out between patient advocates and insurance companies. The Lyme disease insurance bill is certainly controversial. If it should pass, it would require long-term insurance coverage for patients who are experiencing the…

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Massachusetts health insurance is popular but confusingly complex, study

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Despite the fact that this exchange currently leads the country, many consumers still struggle with medical costs. The results of the annual Center for Health Information and Analysis survey have been released and show that Massachusetts health insurance, while still leading the nation in terms of the percentage of state residents who are insured, still faces certain considerable struggles. The state also leads in terms of health care costs rising faster than income growth and inflation rates. What the survey determined was that about one in every six residents of…

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Massachusetts lawmaker aims to stop homeowners insurance rate increases

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After the losses from last winter that were greater than $1 billion, insurers have received approval for hikes. Although a decision has already been made to approve the homeowners insurance rates hikes that were requested by some of the top insurers in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Division of Insurance state Senate committee is now seeking to have that decision reconsidered by opening hearings to determine if those increases are truly justified. This is focused primarily on the rate increases approved for two of the largest insurers in the state.…

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Massachusetts to investigate homeowners insurance rate increases

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Senate panel to look into the rate at which homeowners insurance premiums are growing Homeowners in Massachusetts have been reeling from major insurance hikes in recent years. Many insurers have been raising rates by significant margins due to record snowfall over the past winter. Homeowners have expressed their concerns regarding the rate increases, which have placed them under a greater degree of financial stress. Now, state lawmakers are looking into the issue to determine whether or not the rate increases are necessary. Panel will be interviewing insurance professionals and regulators…

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Homeowners insurance premiums continue to rise in Massachusetts

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State’s homeowners are expressing anger about higher premiums Homeowners in Massachusetts are growing more frustrated with high insurance premiums. The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has taken a step to help consumers better understand why rates are rising so quickly by making the rate review process open to the public. The decision may provide more transparency when it comes to increasing homeowners insurance rates. It is unlikely, however, that this will reduce the frustration that consumers are feeling when it comes to insurance premiums. Division of Insurance will provide more transparency…

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Health insurance rates to go up in Massachusetts

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Consumers and businesses will see a modest increase in insurance premiums Health insurance premiums are set to grow in Massachusetts, as regulators have approved rate increases for small groups and individuals. The state will see a modest increase in rates when compared to others in the country. The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has posted information concerning the rate increases, providing consumers with an opportunity to review the rate increases coming from insurers and see how it will affect them and the coverage that they have. 300,000 people to be affected…

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Boston 2024 releases information about policies it wants from the insurance industry

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New information emerges about the policies the state is interested in for the 2024 Olympics Boston, Massachusetts, is looking to play host to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, and those behind the Boston 2024 initiative have released more information about the insurance proposals they believe will provide coverage for those attending the Games. Boston 2024 is responsible for the push to bring the Olympic Games to Massachusetts. The committee behind the initiative has been working on overcoming challenges that prevent the Games from coming to the state by working with…

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Massachusetts health insurance exchange finds success

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Survey shows that state’s insurance exchange has managed to serve many people in the state The health insurance exchange in Massachusetts may have been a resounding success, according to a new survey from the Center for Health Information and Analysis. The state served as a model for the Affordable Care Act, at least when it comes to the formation of an insurance exchange. Massachusetts enacted extensive health care reform in 2006, which lead to the creation of the Massachusetts Health Connector, which was the state’s first iteration of its insurance…

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States begin taking action on flood insurance

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National Flood Insurance Program is now $20 billion in debt The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program is $20 billion in debt and the provisions of a law that would seek to resolve this issue have been delayed for four years due to concerns regarding its financial impact on consumers. While premiums for the flood insurance coverage offered by the program have been increasing, these increases have not been enough to make the program financially stable. Because this represents a serious risk for homeowners, some states are beginning to take matters…

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