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...

More consumers using alternative sources for health insurance coverage

CHICAGO – Americans are spending more time evaluating their health insurance options, and are increasingly securing coverage from sources other than their employer. So says...

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...

UnitedHealth drops out of AHIP over strategic differences

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation’s largest health insurer, is parting ways as of June 30 with the health insurance industry’s biggest trade group, saying...

Consumer Reports releases new rankings for hundreds of health plans; just 86 meet “Avoiding...

Consumer Reports has just released its fifth annual rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the U.S. with the intention of helping consumers...

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...