What’s the Big Deal?

May 25, 2018
Our friend and colleague David Fluker tipped us to this Sunshine State news: Beginning w/July 1 start dates, Anthem Blue Cross CA will allow employees covered under individual health plans both ON and OFF...

Under Pressure

May 24, 2018
Our house is on a slab, through which run the heating/air conditioning ducts. Several years ago, we experienced several days with substantial rainfall, and the ground became saturated. We were awakened one night to...

PKD, Insurance, And You

May 23, 2018
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the local chapter of the PKD Foundation (PKD is Polycystic Kidney Disease, a genetically-based condition that causes cysts to grow uncontrollably on one’s kidneys, to ill...

Dental Insurance Basics

May 22, 2018
Recently, the company we’ve linked to in our sidebar list of Product Links notified us that they’re soon discontinuing new sales. Fortunately, we have a backup carrier with similar products, so no big deal....

Or Else … What?

May 21, 2018
Our friend Jeff M sent us this intriguing (and, frankly, puzzling) item: “Treasurer directs Blue Cross NC to cut state health plans’ rates by 15 percent“ As I mentioned in the title of this...

CAHU Comes Through

May 18, 2018
Lord knows I’ve had my issues with agents’ associations, but sometimes they really do get things right. Case in point: the California Association of Health Underwriters. Seems that CAHU is sponsoring  “a Health...

May Health Wonk Review is up

May 17, 2018
Jason Shafrin, our favorite health care economist, hosts this month’s compendium of health care polity, policy and wonkery. Instagram-style. Really, and quite well done! Original content copyright © InsureBlog >>Insurance Books (Completed)...

Midweek Trifecta

May 16, 2018
Trying out something new, a variation on our “LinkFest” posts. This time out, focusing on 3 new (well, to me, anyway) insurance products: ■ The folks at Pacific Life have rolled out an intriguing...

LavaCare©

May 15, 2018
So it looks like even more fissures have opened up as Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to spew and smoke. More than a couple of dozen homes have already succumbed, and more are expected to...

Gruesome MVNHS© “Tricks”

May 14, 2018
Britain’s Much Vaunted National Health System© has a sordid history of baby-killing (most recently here), but...
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