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Health insurance broker GoHealth laying off 800

Health insurance marketplace GoHealth has said it will lay off about 800 employees, with approximately 100 of the reductions occurring in Chicago. The cuts represent 20% of its workforce and come as the company has struggled to control costs despite seeing revenue growth, mostly on commissions from selling Medicare-related policies. In June, GoHealth shook up …

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Maine Med will stay in Anthem’s insurance network after reaching new agreement

MaineHealth and Anthem have reached an agreement that will keep Maine MedicalCenter in the insurance company’s network for the next two years. This spring, MaineHealth announced that Maine Med would end its contractwith Anthem in 2023 due to payment and billing disputes. The change would have meant higher costs for Anthem patients who soughtcare at …

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PCF Insurance Services Acquires California-Based John E. Peakes Insurance Agency, Inc.

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PCF Insurance Services (PCF), a top 20 U.S. insurance brokerage firm, announced today its acquisition of John E. Peakes Insurance Agency, Inc., a family-owned, full-service personal lines agency based in Ventura, California.  The partnership allows PCF Insurance to expand its portfolio into niche markets in the high-growth small …

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More coordination in comp could help cross psych barriers – Business Insurance

It is well-documented that psychosocial factors can hinder return to work for injured workers, and a new white paper by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute says that improved coordination of care between mental health professionals and other providers can help create a strategy for timely return to work. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research organization released its …

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TDI reminds parents of college students to check their insurance

Español AUSTIN – With many Texans heading off to college, the Texas Department of Insurance reminds students and parents not to forget their insurance needs. This is especially important if students will be living away from home. Where they live can affect their health, auto, and property coverages. TDI offers these insurance tips for parents: …

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Health and Medical Insurance Market Research Report Covering Prime Factors And Competitive Outlook 2030

Health and Medical Insurance The Global Health and Medical Insurance market is projected to grow from $ 722.2 Mn billion in 2022 to $ 1,176.3 Mn billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 5% NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, August 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Health and Medical Insurance Market Insights 2022 By Types, By Applications, Regions, and Forecast to 2030. …

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Appoints Leaders to Two Important New Roles in Global Risk Solutions

Crystal Ottaviano Named Global Risk Solutions Chief Risk Officer and Chantal Rodriguez Appointed Liberty Mutual Reinsurance Chief Underwriting Officer  BOSTON, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced the appointment of two individuals to newly created leadership positions within Global Risk Solutions (GRS), its commercial and specialty (re)insurance unit. Effective September 1, Crystal …

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Workers in high-risk industries less likely to have employer-provided health insurance: study

New York — Employees in fields with higher workplace injury rates are generally less likely to be covered by employer-provided health insurance plans, results of a recent survey show. Using data from the 2020 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and the March 2021 Current Population Survey, researchers at personal finance company ValuePenguin estimated the …

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City of Shreveport to make changes to retiree insurance policies

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – Both retired and current city employees made their voices heard at the City of Shreveport’s Healthcare Trust Fund Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The City has this meeting every year, building healthcare plans for active and retired employees. “The biggest thing that we want people to be aware of is that …

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Insurance Commissioner Floats New Regs In Response To UMMC-Blue Cross Battle

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is not sure whether Blue Cross Blue Shield or the University of Mississippi Medical Center will prevail in the ongoing reimbursement dispute that has thousands of Mississippians out of network at the state’s flagship public hospital. But with the 2023 legislative session on the horizon, he has a bill in mind …

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