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  • Health database Cal Index must address privacy, consumer group says

    A prominent consumer group is calling on customers of two leading health insurers to boycott a vast new database of patient medical records until privacy concerns are addressed. At issue is the California Integrated Data Exchange, or Cal Index, backed...
  • Allstate, other insurers accused of unfairly pricing premiums

    Allstate, other insurers accused of unfairly pricing premiums
    Showing loyalty to your insurance company won't always result in a cheaper policy, according to the Consumer Federation of America. The group Tuesday called out Northbrook-based Allstate for using measures unrelated to risk to determine premiums, the...
  • Feds report 'strong start' to ACA health insurance enrollment; no fixed numbers

    Feds report 'strong start' to ACA health insurance enrollment;  no fixed numbers
    Almost 2.5 million have signed up for 2015 health insurance coverage through www.healthcare.gov in the first month of open enrollment, according to government officials. They emphasized that the enrollment period extends through Feb. 15, both for new...
  • How to avoid your own retirement crisis

    Many of today's workers will have a hard time retiring at the traditional age while maintaining their standard of living. A new book on the subject, "Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis" (Oxford University Press), offers useful insight into the...
  • EU insurance watchdog says risks have risen for the industry

    European insurance and reinsurance companies are facing increasing risks from a long period of low interest rates, a weak economic outlook and a deterioration in sovereign credit quality, the EU's insurance watchdog said on Tuesday. At the same time,...
  • Monday is last day to sign up for Obamacare, Healthy PA

    Monday is last day to sign up for Obamacare, Healthy PA
    Monday is the last day to sign up for insurance under both the Affordable Care Act and the state's Healthy PA program for coverage that starts Jan. 1. The second open enrollment period under the federal health care law, often called Obamacare, started...
  • Broward lawmakers mull insurance improvements

    Broward lawmakers mull insurance improvements
    The spiraling costs of wind and flood insurance are largely due to marketplace forces, but even around the edges where they can affect change, state lawmakers' hands are tied. Still, on Tuesday, Broward lawmakers on an insurance subcommittee tried to...
  • Covered California extends deadline to sign up for Obamacare

    Covered California extends deadline to sign up for Obamacare
    California's health insurance exchange extended its deadline for consumers who want Obamacare coverage in effect beginning Jan. 1. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said people who start the application process or made some "good...
  • Small employers grapple with rising health insurance premiums

     Small employers grapple with rising health insurance premiums
    Chicago-based YJT Solutions isn't required to offer health insurance to its 35 employees, but it does. In fact, it covers 100 percent of its workers' individual costs. But that rare act of generosity by the information technology services company was...
  • Cyber attacks, drones increase threats to plane safety: insurer

    Cyber attacks, drones increase threats to plane safety: insurer
    Cyber attacks and commercial drones pose a growing risk of commercial aeroplane crashes, a major insurer said, running counter to a long-term decline in fatal accidents and insurance premiums. Technical advances in aircraft design and navigation...
  • Uber needs to learn how to play by the rules

    Is there a company in America more in need of adult supervision than Uber? The fast-growing ride-hailing firm can't seem to go anywhere without stomping on toes. It attracts complaints from local regulators like a deer attracts ticks. Executives have...