FTC cracks down on health insurance scam; bans bogus trade association

A group of marketers who allegedly tricked consumers into buying phony health insurance are permanently banned from selling healthcare-related products under a settlement with...

Oscar gets investment from Google; eyes California and Texas in 2016

Google Capital, Google Inc.’s equity growth fund, has invested $32.5 million in Oscar Health Insurance Corp., the startup venture looking to disrupt the health...

9 extreme schemers make up Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame 2015 class

WASHINGTON – Blown up houses, staged wrecks and bogus spine surgeries were among the damage inflicted by nine convicted scammers newly selected to the...

Unsubsidized health insurance consumers turning to short-term coverage, new report finds

Open Enrollment Half-Time Report: About 7 of every 10 people buying coverage at eHealth during the current 2019 open enrollment period are selecting short-term plans, according to new report from the company, up 14% from the same period a year ago.

HealthSherpa’s 2019 ACA enrollment spikes 81%

Company says it enrolled over 500,000 people in ACA coverage during the 2019 open enrollment period.

Just one-third of 61 million eligible for Medicare opt for MA plans

Mark Farrah Associates reports Medicare Advantage plan enrollment exceeds 21 million as of Feb. 2018, an increase of 7.6% compared to Feb. 2017.

Test that can ruin chances of getting life insurance could also revolutionize health care?

What could ruin a person’s chances for getting life insurance, but could “revolutionize” health care? As an insurance professional, you’ve likely solved this riddle: Genetic...

CMS finalizes New Medicare Card distribution ahead of deadline, accelerating fight against Medicare fraud

New Medicare cards offer better identity protection for millions of Americans.

Vericred, Ritter team to launch PlanCompass Pro for faster quotes, improved health plan selection

Health insurance agents and brokers are spending more time on each application than ever; they’re getting paid less; and clients continue to experience frustration...

Short-term care products seeing heightened interest, new players entering market

LOS ANGELES – A new study of 12 short-term care insurance policies examines policy features including Benefit Period, Elimination Period and Optional Riders. The study...