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Oscar, an insurance start-up that is using technology and data to create a more consumer-oriented health care company, is gaining ground under Obamacare.
FRANKFURT, Feb 25- A slump in reinsurance prices is playing to the strengths of the biggest global reinsurers, while piling pressure on smaller competitors to diversify or consolidate.
MELBOURNE, Feb 25- Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has not yet decided whether to run for office again in the 2015 general election, he told Reuters on Tuesday, amid speculation he may step down before then to attend to health issues.
FLAHERTY SAYS KEEPING CLOSE EYE ON HOUSING AGENCY CMHC'S MORTGAGE INSURANCE BUSINESS.
*Insurance stocks rise after Humana comments. *Men's Wearhouse raises offer for Jos. Humana Inc and UnitedHealth Group ranked among the S&P 500' s biggest percentage gainers, with Humana's stock jumping 10.6 percent to $113.69 after it said the government's proposed cuts to the private Medicare program appeared to be less than it had forecast.
NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 ending less than a point away from a record closing high, helped by gains in health insurers and optimism over merger activity. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 103.84 points or 0.64 percent, to end unofficially at 16,207.14.
This year's severe winter weather in the U.S. could easily add up to one of the top five costliest since 1980, causing over $1.5 billion in insured losses so far.
*Shares of U.S. health insurers rise, Humana up 9 pct. Feb 24- U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government's proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting.
North Shore LIJ's first foray into the insurance business is going smoothly so far, helped by its well-established reputation.
The federal government will ease potential funding cuts to Medicare Advantage plans next year, but the reductions still could translate into slimmer benefits and other disruptions for the fast-growing form of retiree health insurance coverage, industry watchers say.
Insure.com has ranked car insurance premiums in every state. Here are the five best and five worst places to find affordable auto insurance.
Feb 21- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.
A surge in investment income was one of the drivers behind Insurance Australia Group's (IAG) strong first-half profits. Mike Wilkins, CEO of IAG, discusses the firm's investment strategy.
George Quinn, CFO of Swiss Re, says the cold freeze across the U.S. is "not a significant reinsurance event".
NEW YORK, Feb 19- More than 800,000 Californians have enrolled in private health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, but that number included fewer Latinos than officials hoped, the head of its state-run marketplace said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Feb 19- Since his ouster from American International Group Inc in 2005, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg has been quietly building an insurance and investment conglomerate that people close to him describe as a mini version of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc..
NBC News Investigative Reporter Bill Dedman talks about how FEMA's flood zone changes are causing insurance premium hikes.
*USDA still pays up to two-thirds of insurance premiums. CHICAGO, Feb 19- U.S. farmers and bankers have almost a year to get ready for major changes in 2015 as crop insurance rather than direct cash payments to producers becomes the centerpiece of farm policy under the five-year farm bill signed by President Barack Obama earlier this month.
WASHINGTON, Feb 18- General Electric Co is suing the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for a $658 million tax refund related to a tax loss the company claimed as it exited the reinsurance market more than a decade ago.
MultiPlan helps manage the claims process for big health insurers and has a network of over 900,000 healthcare providers.