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  • Law firm merger creates large insurance practice

    Law firm merger creates large insurance practice
    Hinshaw & Culbertson, a national law firm offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, is merging with California-based Barger & Wolen to create what the firm calls one of the nation's largest insurance law practices. After partners voted for the merger, it...
  • Kaiser leads HMOs in providing recommended care in state

    Kaiser leads HMOs in providing recommended care in state
    Kaiser Permanente was the only HMO to earn a top four-star rating for providing recommended care, according to California's latest report card on insurers and medical groups. The scores issued Wednesday focus on California's 10 largest HMOs, the six...
  • Insurers' spending against Prop. 45 tips scale in its favor

    Proposition 45, which would allow California's insurance commissioner to regulate rates for certain medical plans, is a close call for this voter. On the one hand, the commissioner would be touching on — although not exactly duplicating —...
  • Benefits bonanza

    It's that time of year when employers distribute scads of documents, loaded with tiny print, from which employees must make benefit elections. The process can be dizzying, so let's try to break down the choices. Health Care: 149 million Americans...
  • Review your options again this Medicare Open Enrollment season

    Falling leaves and pumpkins are signs of autumn -- along with Medicare open enrollment. As your list of seasonal chores grows, you may be tempted to stick with your current Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription-drug plan. But that plan may no longer...
  • Physician burnout is on the rise

     Physician burnout is on the rise
    The state of our health care system depends, in part, on the state of our health care providers. But research over the last few years has shown that physician burnout is on the rise. Mark Linzer, director of the division of general internal medicine...
  • Covered California becomes a prime target in Proposition 45 debate

    Proposition 45 would extend the regulatory power that Proposition 103 gave the state Insurance Commissioner over property and casualty coverage to a new branch of the insurance market: the health policies sold to individuals and small groups. So it's no...
  • How to judge Medicare plans

    How to judge Medicare plans
    While much of the nation is preoccupied with Obamacare and picking new health insurance at work, older Americans have deadlines of their own coming up — involving Medicare. We're just a few days away from the two-month period when the nation's...
  • Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still...
  • Reader feedback Oct. 13: Gillespie reveals health care plan, Stone Brewing Co. picks Richmond

    Virginians react to Gillespie's health care plan Republican Senate nominee Ed Gillespie's health care plan relies on tiered tax credits, based on age and family size, to help people buy insurance on the open market. It would allow insurance companies...
  • Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud

    Unemployment insurance program getting help in ferreting out fraud
    California's troubled unemployment insurance program is getting a little more high-tech. In recent years, the state Employment Development Department has been plagued by breakdowns of a 30-year-old computer system. Staffers were forced to spend extra...