Tag: insurance

No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — why you should wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated

Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Make one. Buy one. Wear it outdoors. Wear it indoors. Confused? You’re not alone. “The delta variant is...

How to claim health insurance from your employer?

NEW DELHI: Amid the pandemic, many companies have rolled out suitable group health insurance policies for their employees. While most employers cover employees under group...

Study Identifies Racial Differences in Patient Safety in Hospitals

July 26, 2021 — Black patients have a higher rate of adverse safety events than white patients when they are admitted to the same...

I’m a 55-year-old single mom adopting a teenager. I have $550,000 in my retirement account, make $295,000 a year but would like to retire early. Can I?

I am a 55-year-old single woman with one 19-year-old child, and am a lawyer. My annual salary is $295,000. I own a home worth about...

Chipotle’s lunchtime business is picking up, a sign that workers are heading back to the office

Lunchtime at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is picking up, according to Chief Financial Officer Jack Hartung, a sign that workers are heading back to their...

4 Reasons to Consider Functional Medicine Methods

The functional medicine approach is a bespoke and integrative method to healthcare that involves knowing the prevention and management and root causes of complicated chronic...

Dow opens higher as stocks extend rebound rally

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports support a rebound from a plunge that kicked off the week on fears that the...

Does Medicare Cover Addiction Treatment?

Medicare does provide coverage for treatment of substance use disorders. But there are a wide variety of approaches, and Medicare pays for only the th…...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

How to get good help with claiming Social Security—when and how you claim can be the difference between a decent retirement and a terrible one

Choosing what age to start collecting Social Security retirement benefits and which type of benefit to claim shouldn’t be difficult. But boy, is it! “There...

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

4 reasons your insurance company can cancel your auto policy

It can be nerve-racking to get a car insurance cancellation notice from your insurer. After all, it’s illegal to drive without insurance in most states....

The Child Tax Credit will boost spending at Walmart, Amazon, Wingstop and other consumer brands

Walmart, Target, Amazon, Wingstop and Nike are some of the names that will benefit when consumers start receiving Child Tax Credit funds this Thursday, according...

My father-in-law returned our truck with a $1,500 fender bender. My in-laws were flippant and declined to pay. Should we push it?

Dear Quentin, My husband decided to buy a new truck at 0% interest in 2019. At the time our son was 13 years old; he...

I got into an accident after my friend asked me to drive her car. She insists I pay her full deductible. Is that fair?

Dear Quentin, I have a moral question that you maybe could give me some advice with. My friend asked me to drive her car with...

Insurance biz: MNCs can own 74%, but FIIs, PEs hold the key

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 12, 2021) Mumbai: The government last week notified amendments to regulations for the insurance sector that enabled an...

Limited English Proficiency Linked With Less Healthcare

Adults with limited English skills receive far less health care than do those proficient in English, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Jessica...

Indoor Tanning ICD-10 Codes May Be Underused

Evaluation of a large insurance claims database has provided some insight into how ICD-10 indoor tanning codes are being used in practice, according to a...

Opinion: The tax shock that could save Social Security

If they come for our Social Security and Medicare checks in a few years’ time – and there is an ominous chance that they might –...

Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent for Consumers

A colonoscopy might cost you or your insurer a few hundred dollars — or several thousand, depending on which hospital or insurer you use. Long...

Expert Shares Practical Considerations for Dupilumab Treatment

Clinicians who struggle to get dupilumab approved for their patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) are not alone. This scenario was illustrated in...

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000

Families with private health insurance pay around $3,000 for newborn delivery and hospitalization, while adding neonatal intensive care can push the bill closer to $5,000,...

A quarter of 65-year-old Americans will have ‘severe need’ for long-term care

Only one-fifth of 65-year-old Americans won’t need long-term care services. Everyone else can expect to require some level of it — and about a quarter...

Rethinking your career during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone

The pandemic has made many Americans reassess what they want out of their jobs, a new report suggests — and some are ready to pursue...

Hospitals, Insurers Invest to Tackle Patients’ Social Needs

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors at a primary care clinic here noticed many of its poorest patients were failing to show up for appointments, they hoped...