News – Insurance Journal
|Gibraltar Introduces License for Fintech Firms Using Blockchain
Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog will introduce the world’s first bespoke license for “fintech” firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit. The …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 12:44 PM
|Chubb Names French & Hill to Asia-Pacific Leadership Positions
Chubb announced two leadership appointments in the company’s Asia Pacific business. John French, currently country president for Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed to the position of senior vice president, head of Broker Distribution for Asia Pacific. At the …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 11:35 AM
|Scientists Blame Extreme Weather, Heat on Man-Made Climate Change
Some of last year’s crazy weather — including extreme heat around the world to unusually warm waters in the Bering Sea — can be blamed on man-made climate change, according to a report from a group of weather researchers. Scientists …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 10:58 AM
|London Police Eye Criminal Charges Related to Grenfell Tower Disaster
London police are considering a variety of criminal charges related to the June fire at Grenfell Tower that killed 71 people. Police told an inquiry Monday [Dec. 11] that the possible charges include misconduct in public office, manslaughter, corporate manslaughter …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 10:45 AM
|5 Ex-NFL Players, Executive Suspended by Networks Over Sexual Harassment Allegations
The NFL Network, ESPN and Bill Simmons’ The Ringer have suspended five on-air commentators and a senior executive after allegations of sexual harassment by a former co-worker. The former football players, including Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, Heath …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 6:00 AM
|Investor Sues Uber Directors Over $680M Acquisition of Autonomous Car Firm
Uber Technologies Inc. directors were accused of failing to properly review the ride-sharing company’s $680 million acquisition of a self-driving technology firm that wound up being accused of stealing trade secrets from a unit of Alphabet Inc. Uber’s board recklessly …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 6:00 AM
|Hotels Facing Increased Scrutiny Over Employees’ Safety
One guest at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle opened his door naked and urged housekeeper Ely Dar to come in. Another offered her money in exchange for a massage. A guest once told her she was beautiful, then grabbed …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 6:00 AM
|Starr Offers Drone Coverage to Academy of Model Aeronautics Members
Starr Companies have formed an agreement with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to offer its members insurance coverage for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. Coverage includes personal injury up to $250,000 each …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 5:51 AM
|3 Fraternities at University of North Carolina Suspended for Hazing
Three fraternities at a University of North Carolina campus have been suspended for hazing and other infractions. The Charlotte Observer reports that the UNC Charlotte’s Office of Student Conduct says Delta Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa have …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 5:48 AM
|Smith to Join Prime Risk Partners in Atlanta as Chief Operating Officer
Prime Risk Partners announced that Robert C. Smith has joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Smith’s career has focused on agency operations consulting and mergers and acquisitions. As a senior consultant and shareholder with Reagan …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 5:41 AM
Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today
|Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay
Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance.
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2017
|Health insurance expansion via Obamacare linked to fewer cardiac arrests
A sudden catastrophic loss of heart function, or cardiac arrest, occurred significantly less among adults who acquired health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research in...
POSTED JUNE 29, 2017
|Medicaid restrictions linked to increased late-stage breast cancer diagnoses
Women in Tennessee who were diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease after a substantial rollback of Medicaid coverage for adults in the state, according...
POSTED JUNE 27, 2017
|Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds
An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent...
POSTED JUNE 01, 2017
|More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP
More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2017
|Time for physicians to prepare for impending appropriate use mandate
Within a year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement a provision in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) that requires physicians to consult appropriate use...
POSTED MARCH 01, 2017
|Trump's policies set to damage health and science, warns The BMJ
The BMJ warns that Trump's administration "is acting in ways that will suppress research and limit communication on scientific topics that it deems politically inconvenient.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2017
|Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons
A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2017 6:00 AM
|Insurance status impacts complication rates after shoulder replacement surgery
Patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery who have Medicaid, Medicare or no health insurance, had higher complication rates as compared to patients who had private insurance.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2017
|Examining different accountable care organization payment models
Two new studies published online by JAMA Internal Medicine take a look at different accountable care organization (ACO) payment models.The first study by J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.
POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2017 6:00 AM