Insurance Journal  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Fort Worth-based insurance and financial services firm Higginbotham has hired employee benefit plan broker Robbi McAuliffe Burgess as an associate in Corpus Christi. Burgess joins the firm’s 12 local employee health and welfare plan...  Sep 14  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - The average family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose at a mediocre 3 percent aided by rise in the deductibles. Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose an average of 3 percent...
Yahoo  Sep 14  Comment 
It’s fair to say health insurance premiums will always go up in America. According to the two organizations’ annual Employer Health Benefits Survey released Wednesday, this year’s average increase was just 3%, less than last year’s 4%....
NPR  Sep 14  Comment 
Bosses are passing more of the cost of health insurance on to workers in an effort to keep spending under control. But that can be unfair to lower-income employees, who pay disproportionately more.
Insurance Journal  Sep 14  Comment 
State officials say a health insurance carrier is leaving New Jersey’s health exchange marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. Officials with Health Republic of New Jersey say the insurance co-op has been under “considerable...
NPR  Sep 13  Comment 
Median household incomes have increased for the first time since 2007 — rising by 5.2 percent. The poverty rate has declined, and more people have health insurance, the Census Bureau says.
Clusterstock  Sep 12  Comment 
President Barack Obama is enlisting the help of some health insurance companies to try to fix the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Obama dropped by a meeting with Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and 13 health...
Insurance Journal  Sep 12  Comment 
Confie has acquired CityWide Insurance in Las Vegas, Nev. CityWide specializes in auto, home, life and health insurance services. Confie has completed 14 acquisitions so far in 2016. Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Confie is a national insurance...
Insurance Journal  Sep 12  Comment 
XL Catlin has hired Ronnell Agatep as global head of underwriting in its newly launched global retail accident and health insurance business. The firm’s new business aims to help corporate clients safeguard their workforce by offering various...
NPR  Sep 11  Comment 
California Gov. Jerry Brown has on his desk a bill that aims to protect patients' pocketbooks when they're billed for treatment by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility.


The health insurance industry consists of companies that provide clients ranging from individuals to large institutions with health insurance. Like other insurers these companies make money by charging their clients a premiums for their insurance contracts and investing those premiums in the market.

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