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Average premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage rise 3% to $18,764 in 2017

Workers covered by smaller firms pay more toward family premiums and in cost sharing than those in larger ones, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Education Trust 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey.

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Median cost of LTC services jumps 4.5% this year, rising at about three times...

Genworth's just-released 2017 Annual Cost of Care Survey finds costs continue to rise across all care settings while two-thirds of Americans mistakenly assume government will partially or fully pay for long term care services.

States, cities with highest, lowest uninsured rates for health coverage ranked

Massachusetts has highest percentage of insured residents while Texas has the lowest, a new in-depth analysis finds.

CBO: $321 billion reduction in deficit, 22 million more uninsured over next decade with...

Monday was an eventful day for the Senate health care bill, with the CBO analysis coming out and Republicans tweaking it to encourage Americans to maintain continuous health care coverage.

Company looks to make buying LTCI coverage common by selling through worksite

Most Americans aren't buying long-term care insurance, "but they will, where they work," says expert James Dettman, who recently joined ACSIA Partners. The LTCI-focused agency wants to make the often overlooked coverage as common as health insurance by selling it through the worksite.

Digitization ensuring insurance is no longer a costly headache

Author Wes Thompson, founder and CEO of emergency medical insurance startup Emerge, says digitization of the health insurance market is making it easier for customers to get better and cheaper health insurance.

May’s Disability Insurance Awareness Month campaigns focus on younger working adults; small business owners

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. Each year, insurers, adjacent businesses, agents, brokers, employers and industry organizations come together to remind the American public...

CMS issues final rule to ‘increase choices and encourage stability’ in health market for...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 13 issued the final Market Stabilization rule, which it says is intended to help...

As tax day nears, don’t let LTCI clients miss out on significant deductions

If you have clients who have long-term care insurance, "tax time is a good time to look for help from Uncle Sam," says Denise...

Political reaction: Republicans propose The American Health Care Act

House Republicans unveiled their long-anticipated plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday afternoon. The proposed legislation, dubbed “The American Health Care...

Most LTCI claims begin and end at home; insurers pay out $8.65 billion in...

The majority of long-term care insurance claims begin and end in the home, according to the latest data compiled by the American Association for...

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