How to Choose Long-Term Care Insurance

SOURCES: Susana Zinn, independent life insurance agent, Los Angeles, CA. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “What is the Lifetime Risk of Needing Long-Term Services and Supports?” Genworth Financial: “Cost of Care Survey.” National Association of Insurance Commissioners: “Consumer Alert: 10 Things You Should Know about Buying Long-term Care Insurance,” “What You Need to … Read more

Ekincare, Bharti AXA General Insurance launch fitness app, portal – ET HealthWorld

HYDERABAD: In a bid to motivate its users to lead a healthy life, Hyderabad-based health-tech startup, ekincare, on Thursday announced its collaboration with general insurance player, Bharti AXA General Insurance, to roll out a fitness app and portal, Bharti AXA Wellness Cuppa. This wellness portal and app will help customers keep track of their daily … Read more

On table: 74% FDI cap for insurance

New Delhi: The government is considering a higher limit for foreign investment in the insurance and pension sectors, currently pegged at 49% of paid-up equity capital. The proposal under consideration is to raise the limit to 74%, on par with that for private banks, an official aware of deliberations told ET. “There is a view … Read more

COVID Stressing the Nation’s Stress Therapy System

Amy Cirbus, PhD, Talkspace, New York City. Lucy McBride, MD, Foxhall Internists, Washington, DC. Lynn Bufka, PhD, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. American Psychological Association. Death Studies: “Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial.” Psychiatric Services: “Outcomes of 98,609 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs patients enrolled in telemental health services, 2006-2010.” … Read more

What Does Hospital Price Transparency Mean for You?

“If I’m an employer, I’ll look at three hospitals in my area and say, ‘I’ll pay the price for the lowest one. If you want to go to one of the other two, you can pay the difference,’” said Anderson. Will Price Transparency Reduce Overall Health Spending? Revealing actual negotiated prices, as … Read more

Don’t get carried away by rally, have a balanced portfolio

Though there is some bit of sectoral rotation, we will be banking on certain sectors like private banks and insurance, where there was a good bit of growth, says Devang Mehta, Head-Equity Advisory, Centrum India. Excerpts from an interview: How are you mapping the market texture right now and is it time to dig out … Read more

Coronavirus Upended Advertising. Here’s How Brands From Progressive Insurance to Budweiser Responded.

Progressive Corp.’s advertising team met several weeks ago to plan a coming commercial that shows the insurance giant’s pitchwoman, Flo, fleeing a bowling alley to help someone whose car was mangled by a falling basketball hoop. A debate broke out on the video call over a sensitive issue: Should the characters in the spot be … Read more

Trump OKs Final Plan to Import Drugs From Canada

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Friday, September 25, 2020 (Kaiser News) — President Donald Trump, outlining his “America First Health Plan” Thursday, announced that his administration will allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications … Read more

Lockdown in top 20 cities impacted Bajaj Finance: Sanjiv Bajaj

T oday Bajaj Finance is the largest contributor, then comes non-life and then comes life, says the CMD, Bajaj Finserv. I understand that you have been consciously reducing your exposure to crop insurance and it stands at just 1% of your product mix as of Q1 FY21. Given the kind of recovery that we have … Read more