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Buffett, Bezos and Dimond appoint CEO for new health care venture

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the yet unnamed new company addressing employee healthcare challenges, which will be based in Boston and operate independently and free from profit-making incentives and constraints.

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Disability Insurance: A critical tool for financial wellness

1 in 3 working Americans don’t have adequate disability coverage, placing a strain on both the consumer and their employer. That’s why it’s important to consider how DI can protect employees and lessen the burden of an unexpected financial emergency.

1 in 4 major health systems preparing to launch Medicare Advantage plans, new survey...

Healthcare executives are investing in Medicare Advantage strategies despite concerns about lack of operational expertise.

Enrollment in Med Supp plans grew 3.8% in 2017 according to latest MFA data

Almost 13.1 million enrolled in Medicare Supplement plans by the end of 2017, led by UnitedHealth’s 4.5 million members.

Beneficiary advocates urge CMS to correct inaccuracies in Medicare & You Handbook for 2019

The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Justice in Aging and the Medicare Rights Center sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week, objecting to serious inaccuracies in the draft Medicare & You Handbook for 2019.

Decline rates rising for LTCI applicants under 70; stable (but high) for those over...

As a new study shows it’s getting even harder to health-qualify for long-term care insurance, AALTCI advising consumers to apply at earlier ages.

DIAM: Employees underestimate chances of becoming disabled, and their need for income protection

Annual campaign aims to educate working Americans about the need for income insurance. While data shows 64% of consumers believe most people need disability insurance, only 20% actually own it.

Annuities underutilized for tax-free LTC benefits, data suggests

New guide aims to educate consumers and financial professionals about how 1035 exchanges can provide advantages for tax and long-term care planning.

Few LTCI claims begin in nursing homes

The vast majority of long-term care insurance claims begin in the home while fewer than 3 in 10 start in a nursing home, according to a newly released industry analysis of claims conducted by the AALTCI.

Turnover at the top: 4 key industry associations replacing CEOs

There may have never before been so much turnover within the top administrative posts of the life & health insurance industry’s leading national associations as we have seen in the past year – or perhaps even just the past month.

Zenith Marketing Group partners with Ash Brokerage

Zenith Marketing Group, a full service insurance brokerage agency based in Freehold, N.J., is joining Ash Brokerage, the largest privately held insurance brokerage in the United States, the companies announced recently.

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