Insurers Are Going High-Tech to Mitigate Risk This Hurricane Season

June 1 is the start of hurricane season–coming just as the Midwest reaches the end of extended brutal cold, snow, flooding, and tornadoes that have collectively driven damages into the billions. You’d think big insurers would have taken a beating given the Biblical weather. But it turns out they are, by and large, more prepared […]

How Technology Is Revolutionizing Health Care

One of technology’s biggest potential impacts on health care is providing patients with better preventive care so that some medical emergencies like heart attacks can be averted. Bruce Broussard, CEO of health insurer Humana, explained Tuesday at Fortune‘s Brainstorm Health conference in San Diego, that he believes technology will help patients receive help during medical […]

U.S. Voters Prefer Expanding Medicare Over New Single-Payer Health Care, Says New Poll

A big question in a lead up to the 2020 presidential election is whether the U.S. should move from its current insurance system-driven health care model to a single-payer concept. Multiple Democratic candidates for president as well as new arrivals on Capitol Hill have pushed for a version of single-payer or Medicare-for-All. Health insurer stocks […]

Trump Administration Edging Toward Forcing Hospitals to Publish Rates Negotiated With Insurers

U.S. health care costs hit a record $3.65 trillion in 2018. It’s the highest by far in the developed world, according to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development. With such pressure on consumers, you might assume they would become practiced shoppers, demanding to know costs and effectiveness up front. But details are generally difficult […]

Michigan State No Longer Has Insurance for Sexual Misconduct Liabilities Post-Nassar Scandal

Nine months after Michigan State University agreed to pay a $500 million settlement to the 332 women and girls, who were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar, the Wall Street Journal reports that the school’s new insurance policy “broadly excludes insurer liability for sexual misconduct.” That means that the university will have to use […]