Health Insurance
Number of consumers enrolled in health savings accounts, high deductible plans, jumps 8%
The number of consumers who have chosen a health savings account and a high deductible plan increased by 8 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to a new survey from America's Health Insurance Plans. As of January 2017, 52 providers reported 21.
Apr 17 9:05PM Healthcare Finance News

Retirement Insurance Products Are Disappearing. And That's Dangerous.
Apr 13, 2018 12:05 pm ET Benjamin Harris (@econ_harris) is a visiting associate professor at the Kellogg School of Management and was the Chief Economist to Vice President Joe Biden. The market for retirement insurance products is slowly and silently disappearing.
Apr 17 7:02PM WSJ

CVS Health Names New Retail Division President
CVS Health named Kevin Hourican President of CVS Pharmacy, the company's retail business. He was previously Executive Vice President of Retail Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy.
Apr 17 5:52PM Retail TouchPoints

California medical device manufacturer reports breach of 30,000 consumers
California-based Inogen, a manufacturer of portable oxygen concentrators, notified 30,000 customers that their data was breached after the hack of an employee email account in January, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. According to the report, an unauthorized user accessed an employee email account for more than two months between Jan.
Apr 17 5:35PM Healthcare IT News

Court Of Appeals Upholds Impactful Decision In The Gilbane Case
As we wrote in April 2017, the case of Gilbane Bldg. Co.
Apr 17 4:51PM JD Supra

Join AI pioneers and insurance innovators
You've probably read pieces about everything from killer robots to the impact of AI on jobs. But how and where will AI transform insurance? And how can carriers quickly incorporate this technology into their core processes? Insurance AI & Analytics USA Summit (June 27-28, Chicago) is bringing together 400+ insurance innovators and AI pioneers to discuss the operational advantages of rolling out AI in your business, and then delve into the specifics of pricing, marketing, claims and underwriting.
Apr 17 4:17PM Chubb, MetLife, Hippo and many more!

4 Months Later, Trump's Tax Bill Is Still Bad for Basically Everyone (with Two Exceptions: Millionaires and Corporations)
Four months ago, President Trump signed a tax bill into law whose benefits overwhelmingly go the super-rich for example, a single tax cut is expected to net him and his family more than $11 million dollars a year. Since then, Republican lawmakers have been on a serious misinformation campaign to try to convince YOU that this bill is something to celebrate.
Apr 17 3:22PM NWLC

How Trump's Obamacare administrator is taking a hatchet to Obamacare
It's been well documented that the Trump White House has filled federal agencies with bureaucrats whose life work is destroying the very agencies they've been assigned to. But one is in a better position than her fellows to threaten the health of millions of Americansand she's been working at that assiduously.
Apr 17 2:07PM latimes.com

AMA unveils alternative payment model for the treatment of opioid use disorder
The American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association announced a new alternative payment model and are seeking physicians and insurers interested in joining a pilot test for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The alternative payment model pays for care that includes medications combined with psychosocial support, the most effective means of treating opioid use disorder, the AMA and ASAM said.
Apr 17 2:00PM Healthcare Finance News

ODUWA COIN: The Perfect Hedge for Bitcoin Volatility
In the history of investing or speculation, there has been no asset with a higher degree of volatility than Bitcoin. What started out as a simple idea written on a white paper by Satoshi Nakamoto has become a global phenomenon for investors from all walks of life.
Apr 17 1:50PM NewsBTC

4 Israelis wounded in Montenegro car accident have been evacuated to Israel
facebook print send to friend Three Israelis, in their seventies, were wounded moderately in a car accident in the vicinity of Montenegro's capital Podgorica. One additional Israeli was very lightly wounded.
Apr 17 1:36PM Ynetnews

Energy Production Insurance for Your Solar Project, From Swiss RE and kWh Analytics
A new insurance product from kWh Analytics guarantees up to 95 percent of forecasted energy production for a The solar revenue put offers backing for a project that makes lending debt less risky for banks. Using its solar asset database, kWh Analytics assesses performance for a given project, setting expected output and putting a price on the risk.
Apr 17 12:00PM greentechmedia.com

Microsoft to Roll Out Azure Sphere for IoT Security
Azure Sphere, now in preview, is a three-part program designed to secure the future of connected devices and powered by its own custom version of Linux. Looks like you've hit your article limit.
Apr 17 11:35AM Dark Reading

What if Amazon Entered Insurance?
How will Amazon the Insurer change the ways that property and casualty customers purchase coverage? And how can insurers respond? Amazon started life as an online bookseller, a fact that few people today remember, as the ecommerce giant has expanded into almost every vertical. The company now sells nearly every household item under the sun, and it appears that Amazon will enter the pharmacy market, as well, according to Tim Sandle at Digital Journal.
Apr 17 5:29AM Insurance Thought Leadership

Cyber Insurance: How Technology Could Help Create a Huge Market
This is the second article of a series of six that aim to detail how technology is reshaping the insurance industry alongside six main areas (for the first article, click here) Let's go through what could be the most promising insurance vertical in the coming years: cyber insurance . The Cyber Security market is expected to grow from $138B in 2017 to $232B in 2022 according to MarketsandMarkets, as threats are increasingly growing with 1.
Apr 17 4:56AM Coverager

TrumpTax Bill Kicks 20 Americans Off Coverage Per Millionaire Tax Cut
To: Interested Parties From: Brad Woodhouse, Campaign Director, Protect Our Care Date: April 16, 2018 Re: TrumpTax Bill Kicks 20 Americans Off Coverage Per Millionaire Tax Cut Last December, President Trump and Congressional Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill that disproportionately benefits wealthy Americans and big corporations.
Apr 17 3:55AM Protect Our Care

Marsh Insurance Firm Partners With IBM To Apply Blockchain For Proof Of Insurance
Marsh, a global insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announced the first commercial Blockchain solution for proof of insurance, Business Wire reported April 16. With this application of Blockchain technology, Marsh aims to transfigure the certificate of insurance process from complicated and manual to streamlined and transparent.
Apr 17 2:57AM Cointelegraph

Start-up health insurer led by former UnitedHealthcare CEO is off to a good start, filings show
The company sells its plan on the individual market in Colorado, including via the state exchange created through the Affordable Care Act. Its Minneapolis-based team is also planning to expand into other states and into the burgeoning market for Medicare Advantage in the coming months.
Apr 16 11:16PM CNBC

Rep. Keith Ellison says women are dying because Democrats are losing elections
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.
Apr 16 8:34PM TheBlaze

Amazon has shelved a plan to sell drugs to hospitals, and insiders say there are two reasons why
An Amazon spokesperson told CNBC: "As we've developed Amazon Business, we've used our working-backwards methodology for consumers and applied it to the needs of business customers and sellers. One of the ways we do this is convening advisory boards from across the industry to give us feedback so we can continue innovating on behalf of customers.
Apr 16 5:25PM CNBC