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Health Experts Concerned About Risks of Limited-Duration Health Plans

Las Vegas Sun (04/23/18) Gonzalez, Yvonne A proposal by the Trump administration would raise the cap on short-term, limited-duration health plans from six months to just under a year in an effort to provide more affordable insurance options...

More Missourians Facing Hefty Air Ambulance Bills

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (04/23/18) Liss, Samantha The cases of patients stuck with high air-ambulance bills have been relayed to the Missouri attorney general’s office, which has logged and investigated 10 consumer complaints since 2016,...

Editorial: Keep Fighting for Health Insurance for All

Seattle Times (04/22/18) This editorial praises Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler for his efforts to protect consumers from the Trump administration’s proposal to expand short-term medical plans that do not offer the...

Officials Aim for Reinsurance Program to Prop Up Louisiana’s Individual Health Care Market

Baton Rouge Advocate (04/22/18) Karlin, Sam To strengthen Louisiana’s health insurance market for individuals, officials proposed a fix that would tack a fee on policies across the state to create a safety net against insurers’ losses...

Administration’s Plan Would Cut Back Health Care Protections for Transgender People

The New York Times (04/22/18) P. A20 Pear, Robert The Trump administration says it intends to roll back a rule that prohibits doctors, hospitals, and health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender people. The rule was adopted...

Bait Shop Owner’s Hurricane Harvey Insurance Payout Thwarted by a Typo

Austin American-Statesman (04/20/18) Dexheimer, Eric Last July, Mary Ann Heiman purchased a policy from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) to cover $60,000 of business personal property. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, it was...

Bringing Newborns to the Office? Why You Might Start Seeing More Babies at Work

CBS New York (04/19/18) A rule change at the U.S. Senate now allows senators like Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) to nurse and care for their babies in the Senate chamber. Several hundred U.S. companies have already formally adopted policies to...

IMF Warns of Rising Threats to Global Financial System

Bloomberg (04/18/18) Mayeda, Andrew The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in the latest edition of its Global Financial Stability Report that downside risks to world financial stability have increased “somewhat” during the past...

How Stakeholders in the Short-Term Medical Market Are Gearing Up to Attract More Customers

Modern Healthcare (04/19/18) Livingston, Shelby A proposal announced in February by the Trump administration would allow people to buy short-term, limited-duration medical plans that last up to 12 months. Previously, people who enrolled in short-term...

TDCI to Participate in ‘Joint Operation’ Veterans Event in Cookeville on April 20

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (04/19/18) The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) will participate in “Joint Operation,” a free event to provide veterans and their families with a one-stop shop...