Collateral “Insurance” Measures To Protect Your ENT Health

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ENT Considerations Ear, Nose, and Throat issues can be hard to handle. Some ENT issues are going to be more impacting than others. To determine where you stand, it’s going to require some level of professional examination. Now certainly, some things are pretty affordable right out of your pocket, but not all. Also, insurance companies may or may not cover you. Here’s what you need to understand when it comes to insurance: providing settlements isn’t their real business. The real business of insurance companies is collecting enough money to invest…

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California health insurance subsidies now apply to more middle-income families

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As the open enrollment period begins, more state residents will qualify for financial assistance. Open enrollment began as of yesterday, and a higher number of middle-income families will discover that they qualify for California health insurance subsidies for next year’s coverage. The open enrollment period for the Covered California exchange is October 15 to January 31. Families who have enrolled for their health plans by December 15, regardless of whether they qualify for California health insurance subsidies, will have coverage effective January 1, 2020. That said, their coverage will begin…

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HIV prevention drugs to be available prescription-free in California

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Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill to give pharmacists authority to dispense these medications. To start the week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill providing pharmacists the authority to dispense Truvada and other HIV prevention drugs to patients without a doctor’s prescription. The new California bill will make it possible for pharmacists to dispense PrEP and PEP drugs. PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) can play important roles in preventing HIV infection among patients potentially exposed to it. Patients in California will no longer require a doctor’s prescription…

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Top 5 Trends Shaping the Health Insurance Market

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Most people today agree that the best way to remain healthy is to embrace a lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise and a balanced diet. But even though you’re doing this correctly, you’ll want some form of insurance and knowing how to handle your overall finances which can’t be predicted like injuries, illnesses and other unexpected health-related issues or even unexpected death in the family. In such cases, health insurance solutions can help you. However, getting the right type of coverage is easier said than done. In this guide, we’re going…

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Minnesota health insurance rates to remain ‘stable’ for 2020

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The state’s Department of Commerce released this statement just ahead of the open enrollment period. Minnesota health insurance rates will be “stable” in plans sold for 2020, said the state Department of Commerce. The department released a report this week revealing the proposed rate changes made by insurers. The report showed the proposed changes to Minnesota health insurance rates for 2020 for individual plans. The report showed that the proposed changes would range from a considerable decrease of 20 percent up to a possible 0.18 percent increase. The range for…

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Blue Cross NC CEO must resign, says state insurance commissioner

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The regulator blames the chief exec for waiting three months to notify him of June 22 arrest. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has called for the Blue Cross NC CEO to resign. Causey cited the failure of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s chief executive officer to inform Causey that the CEO had been arrested on June 22. The CEO was allegedly arrested on June 22 for a traffic accident related to alcohol use. Causey also said the Blue Cross NC board was at fault for…

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US voters want to keep private health insurance and expand Medicare

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Most Democratic voters are drawn to Medicare for All but may challenge the party in 2020. Private health insurance and other components of healthcare reform have been a central issue among Democratic presidential candidates. Those politicians have been pitching their own versions of Medicare and medical coverage which may make things somewhat more complex for the candidates in 2020 according to a new Wall Street Journal and NBC news poll. Two out of every three voters support opening Medicare coverage up to anyone who wants to buy in. This is…

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