Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday that it has changed its outlook on the U.S. life insurance industry to "Stable" from "Negative." Moody's said it expects economic growth rates to improve slowly and interest rates to continue to rise in 2014..» Read More
TOKYO, Sept 19- Japanese government bond prices rose on Thursday, pushing yields down by 2.5 basis points to 3.5 basis points in the 7- year and longer zone, after the U.S.
Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace will begin on October 1, "a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement.
Obamacare is about to be put to its biggest test: how many uninsured will enroll? Surprisingly, much of its success rests in brokers' hands.
NEW YORK, Sept 18- Walgreen Co, the largest U.S. drugstore, is moving 120,000 employees to a private health insurance exchange where they can choose a plan from multiple insurers, a sign of the shifting landscape for corporate healthcare because of rising costs.
LONDON, Sept 18- Britain's financial regulator is investigating whether two life insurance companies breached new rules that ban the offering of commissions to financial advisors for selling their products.
Health insurance for young adults on New York and California's Obamacare health exchanges will cost dramatically less than expected.
WASHINGTON, Sept 10- Obamacare is likely to have a "rocky" enrollment start on Oct. 1 in some U.S. states, because of ongoing technology challenges facing new online health insurance exchanges, a leading expert told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday.
Private health exchanges, where employees and retirees buy insurance from a menu of plans with subsidies, are on track to explode in the near future.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- Korey Kormick, 29, has not had health insurance for at least a decade. That is especially after he fell out the back of a pickup truck packed with chess equipment, breaking his arm in 13 places, on a recent trip through Alabama to a chess tournament.
NEW YORK, Sept 9- Investors in U.S. hospital companies are counting on the Obama administration to pull off its national healthcare reform for 2014 to drive earnings growth, but a series of delays to the program has some questioning how strong the launch will be at its start.
A growing number of employees are required by companies to set up savings accounts but over time, they are also encouraged to invest a portion in financial instruments.
Indiana is one of the Republican-led states that rejected the federal government's incentives to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor and declined to set up a health insurance exchange to allow consumers to shop for insurance.
MIAMI, Aug 31- Florida's leading health insurer is reaching out to hundreds of thousands of state residents, touting temporary relief from what it describes as an imminent spike in premium rates due to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law.
Aug 29- Aetna Inc has decided not to sell insurance on New York's individual health insurance exchange, which is being created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, the fifth state where it has reversed course in recent weeks.
Aug 29- Fidelity& Guaranty Life, the insurance unit of Harbinger Group Inc, filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common stock. The Baltimore, Maryland- based company, which offers fixed annuities and life insurance products, was acquired by Harbinger Group in April 2011 for $350 million.
HONG KONG, Aug 28- China Life Insurance Co Ltd, the world's biggest insurer by market capitalization, posted a higher-than-expected 68 percent increase in first-half net profits but regulatory changes and fierce competition will pressure its earnings for the rest of the year.
*Officials say launch still set for Oct. 1. WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting Oct. 1.
Continued widespread public ignorance about Obamacare insurance exchanges could hamper enrollment in those exchanges and ultimately jack up premium prices.
Aug 22- California said on Thursday it would consider a soft launch of its Obamacare online health insurance exchange if tests of the new system next month show it isn't ready to accommodate wide public access.
Bigger companies expect health-care costs to increase under Obamacare—and most are concerned with getting hit by a tax on pricier plans under the health-reform law, a survey finds.