Virginia considers mandatory health insurance for PANS/PANDAS

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The “devastating” childhood illness can cost affected families hundreds of thousands for treatment. A bill in Virginia is being studied by the state Health Insurance Reform Commission for the coverage of treatment for PANS/PANDAS, a mainly childhood neuropsychiatric disorder. The examination of the bill follows a unanimous tabling in a House subcommittee earlier this month. The legislation was proposed by House Delegate Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) and would require private health insurance and Medicaid to provide coverage for PANS/PANDAS treatment in order to lower the cost families must face upon diagnosis.…

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Cost of health insurance premiums drives UD to seek more funding

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Officials from the University of Delaware have requested additional money from the state legislature. University of Delaware officials recently issued a request to their state legislature for additional funding to help them to cover increases to health insurance premiums. At the same time, the university is also seeking more money for providing state residents with scholarships. The funding would also help to support a dual degree program between the University of Delaware and Delaware State University. The funding requests arrived at the University of Delaware’s annual Joint Finance Committee (JFC)…

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Decoding the Implications of State Farm’s 20% Insurance Rate Increase in California

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When State Farm, a leader in the insurance industry, announced its decision to raise homeowners insurance rates in California, it echoed a growing trend of economic adaptation amid a changing environmental and financial landscape. This increase spotlights the intricate dance between insurers and the forces that dictate market stability, from the escalating severity of natural disasters to the swelling costs of home repairs and the unyielding pulse of economic inflation. As we unpack the manifold reasons behind such a significant uptick in insurance costs, we also delve into the labyrinth…

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California fire insurance FAIR Plan now has 350,000 policyholders

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The coverage of last resort is now writing more policies, but not all plan members are satisfied. California’s FAIR Plan, its fire insurance coverage of last resort, is now writing a growing number of policies as homeowners turn to the coverage out of a lack of alternatives. The more policies the FAIR Plan writes, the less satisfied homeowners report being with it. Homeowners have been registering complaints regarding the poor services they are receiving from their fire insurance companies, about the rising costs associated with coverage, and about the threats…

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Health insurance plans frequently deny new weight loss medication claims

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Patients are finding that the drugs they were hoping would help them fight obesity might not be an option. Obesity patients prescribed new weight loss medications are discovering that the drugs they were counting on to help them to reduce their BMI often aren’t covered by their health insurance plans. Medications such as Wegovy have been making headlines since they received FDA approval. Many obesity patients who were desperate for a new option to try to treat their disease were thrilled when they heard that there were new medications available.…

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