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Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

Prudential to charge higher insurance rates for people who vape — the same as smokers

Man vaping while driving a car is seen in Gdansk, Poland on 9 July 2019 Police warn that vaping while driving may increases the risk of car accidents, due to reduced visibility caused by a large cloud of smoke which may momentarily blind drivers. Michal Fudra | NurPhoto | Getty Images Prudential Financial plans to… Read More »

Worker health insurance costs surpass wage growth, survey finds

Dive Brief: The average premium for employer-sponsored health insurance in 2019 rose 5% to $ 20,576 for family coverage and 4% to $ 7,188 for single coverage, according to the latest annual Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey. Employees pay a significant share of those premiums: 30% for family coverage ($ 6,015) and 18%… Read More »

Medicare spends more on post-hospital care for seniors than private insurance — needlessly, says Health Affairs

Picture a woman in her 60s in the hospital after a heart attack or a hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her care team prepares her for the next step in her recovery, which might include time in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, care at home or regular therapy appointments. But… Read More »