Almost 27M Americans lost job-based health insurance, says Kaiser Family Foundation

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The employer sponsored coverage has been plummeting due to pandemic related layoffs. Almost 27 million people across the country may no longer have their job-based health insurance, says a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This report pointed to the widespread layoffs occurring as a result of the coronavirus pandemic as the cause. The report, released on Wednesday, underscored a substantial problem in medical coverage. Many of those who have lost their job-based health insurance now find themselves uninsured. That said, less than half – about 12.7 million people…

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Millions of Americans are losing employer sponsored health insurance plans

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As workers across the country have been laid off, they’ve also been losing their medical coverage. Employees across the country who had been enjoying employer sponsored health insurance are suddenly finding themselves without a plan as the coronavirus causes millions of layoffs. In many states, the rates of uninsured residents are jumping from single to double digits. As though losing a job wasn’t enough as pandemic prevention efforts continue to hold in place, many Americans who had been covered through employer sponsored health insurance are losing their coverage, too. This…

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Michigan seeks to broaden addiction treatment insurance coverage

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The goal is to offer more to residents addicted to opioids and to boost opioid reversal medication availability. Michigan is working on expanding its addiction treatment insurance coverage. The idea is to make sure there is more help available for those addicted to opioids and to ensure that reversal medications are more accessible. The state plans to make this widened coverage available to its residents in 2022. The reason the state wants to broaden its addiction treatment insurance coverage is that it wants to reduce the number of people dying…

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California Medical Association joins with Mercury insurance for health care worker wellness

The California Medical Association’s Wellness Program (also known as CMA Wellness) is partnering up with Mercury Insurance on the new Care 4 Caregivers Now initiative.

Care 4 Caregivers Now to offer frontline health care staff additional wellness services. The California Medical Association’s Wellness Program (also known as CMA Wellness) is partnering up with Mercury Insurance on the new Care 4 Caregivers Now initiative. This program was developed to provide frontline health care workers with additional support and coaching for emotional and mental wellness. It was created to provide much needed support to health care workers on the front line of the pandemic. The initiative will begin by training and connecting volunteer nurses, physicians and health…

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Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Health Insurance Plan

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Purchasing health insurance is one of the most important decisions that you can make for yourself and your family. As a small business owner, it’s important to choose the health insurance plans that will keep your team members healthy and able to work. While the process may seem complicated, it doesn’t have to be. There are certain things to look for when it comes to choosing health insurance to make sure that you won’t be looking for hospital supplies online as opposed to getting the care that you need from…

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Amazon has been hinting at a new seller health care offering

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The online marketplace hasn’t confirmed anything official but has teased at the concept. In a new survey, Amazon hinted at the prospect of offering seller health care by asking those selling on its platform regarding their satisfaction with their current coverage plans. In the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, the marketplace seems to be thinking of supporting its sellers. Seller health care could help those offering products on Amazon’s platform with coverage. This would involve stepping into an entirely new space and industry. Amazon’s third-party sellers represent almost sixty percent…

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Covered California enrollment nearly triples compared to last year

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The state-sponsored health plan sign-ups have sharply spiked over the last three weeks. Covered California enrollment has spiked sharply as more than 58,000 state residents have signed up over the last three weeks. This represents a rise of almost three times the number of people enrolled when compared to the same time in 2019. Officials gave state residents an extension on the sign-up period to help with coverage in the outbreak. The Covered California enrollment period was extended from January to June. The purpose was to make it possible for…

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