Hawaii’s new cannabis magazine covers budding industry

Por el 23-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

A new statewide publication called The New Leaf aims to provide comprehensive information… more OpenRangeStock A new statewide publication called The New Leaf aims to provide comprehensive information on all aspects of Hawaii’s emerging cannabis industry. The Hilo-based magazine is a new venture co-owned by Kristine Kubat, founding editor of The Big Island Weekly, and Raphael Chikin. Kubat is the …

ICYMI: MergerMania under the scope [UPDATED]

Por el 22-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

[Scroll down for update] FoIB Holly R has the latest on the proposed mergers of Cigna with Anthem and Humana with Aetna: “The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it would file lawsuits against the proposed merger[s] … there are [currently] five major health insurers in the United States — and if these mergers went through, that would drop to …

Gold miner Acacia jumps to top of FTSE 250 as performance glitters

Por el 22-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

Acacia’s cash costs to produce an ounce of gold were $595 in the second quarter, 23pc lower than a year ago, while spot gold currently stands at around $1,325 an ounce. “Now we’re starting to see the performance out of these assets that we knew we could achieve,” said Mr Gordon, pointing to an improvement in free cashflow that has …

Pokemon Go accidents are becoming commonplace on American roads

Por el 22-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

The record breaking popularity of this mobile app is now linked to a growing number of car crashes. As if Pokemon Go accidents involving people walking out into traffic or off piers and into waterways weren’t enough, they now include crashed cars. Many people aren’t surprised at this new trend of traffic mayhem resulting from distracted drivers trying to catch …

How autism research, treatment intersect in Bham

Por el 21-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

A number of researchers in Birmingham are focusing on autism. istockphoto.com A look at how UAB researchers and local nonprofits are addressing autism spectrum disorder. A number of researchers in Birmingham are focusing on autism. istockphoto.com In Alabama, one in 157 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, which cover a wide span of developmental symptoms that cause impairment in …

Midweek Spindle Clearing

Por el 21-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed major changes to short-term, limited duration insurance plans: • Short-term health policies could be written for no longer than three months, instead of up to a year as is now allowed. • Consumers would not be able to rewrite the policies. Just more proof that the ACA was never …

Life insurance companies must try harder to locate beneficiaries

Por el 20-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

States say insurers should be making a greater effort to find heirs to ensure payments are being made. Life insurance companies have paid beneficiaries billions of dollars in unclaimed policy payouts. That said, if many states are successful, it could mean that even more beneficiaries will be receiving funds. Certain state actions aim to force insurance providers to make a …

MedImmune makes staff cuts

Por el 20-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

MedImmune confirmed it recently made cuts at its Gaithersburg headquarters. The company… more Gaithersburg-based MedImmune said it’s made “minimal staffing reductions,” though the biotech company — one of Maryland’s largest — is mum on the details. A spokeswoman for MedImmune, the research and development arm of London-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN), declined to give any specifics, including how …

Interesting Industry Trend

Por el 20-07-2016 Categoria: Insurance

Our friend Joe L at Issue Insurance tells us that (at least) 3 life insurers have introduced accelerated underwriting programs that promise to cut both the time it takes to get a policy issues and save wear-and-tear on clients’ veins. For example, Banner Life offers AppAssist, which is available for face amounts up to half a million dollars. It does …