Health insurance industry shows concern for H7N9 flu virus

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Health insurance companies are wary of new flu virus Last month, a new strain of the flu virus, dubbed H7N9, emerged in China. Since the emergence of the new flu strain, some 71 individuals have been diagnosed with H7N9 and 13 have reportedly died from the virus. The virus has caused many to recall the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009, which proved to be a particularly serious health concern for many people throughout Asia and served as a monumental challenge to the global health insurance industry. Kwiksure, a leading insurance…

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India’s RSBY program taking advantage of consumers

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RSBY program subject to World Health Organization study India may be home to a robust health insurance market, but its consumers may be falling victim to exploitation, according to a new study sponsored by the World Health Organization. The study focuses on the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) program, which is a health insurance initiative sponsored by the Indian government. The RSBY program is designed to provide poor citizens with access to health insurance policies that are affordable, yet comprehensive. Consumers may actually be paying much more for this insurance…

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