Talking Rain CEO offers tips for improving workplace wellness: In-house trainers, equipment

Por el 29-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

Kevin Klock will join five other panelists at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s… more Mark Hopkins Operating as a healthy alternative to beverages like Coke and Pepsi, Talking Rain CEO Kevin Klock says it is “important to live your brand.” Because of that and his own interest in health and fitness, when Klock’s employees approached him four years ago about …

Bad News for Obamacare in Ohio

Por el 29-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

Ohio’s individual health insurance market is failing. In less than 12 months we have seen HealthSpan, InHealth, United Health Care, and Aetna exit the Obamacare Marketplace. Another insurer local to Northwest Ohio, Paramount, is reducing its footprint for their HMO products. Now comes official word that Medical Mutual will be eliminating all PPO products and will no longer participate in …

Gender reassignment insurance included in UC Berkeley health plan

Por el 28-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

A spectrum of different procedures associated with the transition and maintenance are covered. The University of California Berkeley announced that gender reassignment insurance coverage is included in its health plans. This means transgender students will be able to obtain coverage for a wide range of elective procedures linked to transitioning. The coverage includes quite an array of different procedures such …

​Piedmont Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare reach agreement

Por el 28-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

“Our priority is our patients and this process has been very tough on them,” said Kevin… more Joann Vitelli After months of dispute, Piedmont Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their contract agreement. The health system and insurer signed a three-year contract to keep all Piedmont hospitals and physicians in UnitedHealthcare’s network. “Our priority is our patients and this process has …

STOLI: Lagniappe

Por el 28-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

We first blogged on “Dead Peasant” life insurance over 10 years ago: “Stranger Owned Life Insurance (SOLI) is part of the “premium financing” phenomenon.” The concept certainly had its drawbacks: for one thing, it created (or could potentially create) a “moral hazard,” tempting impatient beneficiaries with no familial or other personal connection to the insured. But it had its uses, …

Heathrow and Gatwick meet Transport Secretary to lobby for expansion

Por el 27-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

The owners of Heathrow, which include the sovereign wealth funds of Qatar and China, want to build a £17.6bn third runway, while Gatwick, controlled by Global Infrastructure Partners, is fighting to build a second landing strip costing an estimated £7.1bn. Heathrow Hub, led by former Concorde pilot Jock Lowe and backed by individuals including financier Ian Hannam, is proposing an …

Advisor Insurance Agency Agent Becomes Farm Certified

Por el 27-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

Willard, MO, August 27, 2016 –(PR.com)– Advisor Insurance Agency’s Liz Letterman recently earned the On Your Side® Basic Farm Certification designation from Nationwide, the number one farm insurer in the U.S. A certified agent understands a client’s farming operations, provides basic risk assessments that can help reduce expenses, educates clients about exposures, matches coverages to meet a farm operation’s needs, …

A look at the numbers from the state's retirement and assisted living facilities

Por el 27-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

The assisted living facilities and retirement communities on The Lists this week look to be in the prime of their business cycle. Ninety-six percent of them reported that their facilities were at least 75 percent occupied with 28 percent maintaining a waiting list. With Baby boomers still retiring in droves and many retirees drawn to Oregon and southwest Washington’s esteemed …

Breaking Tar Heel State BX News [Updated]

Por el 26-08-2016 Categoria: Insurance

As if North Carolina Blue Cross hasn’t put itself in enough hot water, FoIB Jeff M tips us that the carrier has decided it doesn’t really need (want?) a lot of new business:Effective for the 2017 plan year (Open Enrollment ’16), NC BX is paying $0 commission on new business coming from other carriers, $0 commission on BX re-writes, and …