Tag Archives: Insurers

Insurers don’t have to cover birth control under GOP’s revised health bill

The Affordable Care Act ensures that all FDA-approved birth control methods are covered without a copay if you have health insurance, with few exceptions. But the revised Senate health care bill would scrap the birth control mandate — allowing insurance companies to sell plans that don’t include any of the currently mandated women’s preventive health services, from birth control to ... Read More »

A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare

Benjamin Poehling, a former finance director at UnitedHealth Group, in Minneapolis. He contends that his company and other insurers have been systematically bilking Medicare Advantage for years.CreditAckerman and Gruber for The New York Times When Medicare was facing an impossible $13 trillion funding gap, Congress opted for a bold fix: It handed over part of the program to insurance companies, ... Read More »

Confused.com says car insurance premiums are soaring, as insurers try to deflect blame

Every year they meet in a darkened room before an iron brazier, wearing black cowls, carrying flaming torches: they are the car insurance illuminati and they are out to get you! This dastardly organisation, that sets the price of your premiums, includes Government ministers, repair shop owners, carmakers, cold callers and, of course, the worst of the lot, ambulance chasing ... Read More »

Car insurance premiums at highest level ever, say insurers

Car insurance premiums have hit their highest recorded levels ever and rose at more than five times the rate of inflation during 2016, according to the Association of British Insurers. Increases to insurance premium tax, increased repair costs and the rising costs of whiplash claims all conspired to send the average comprehensive policy to £462 in the last quarter. The ... Read More »

Car insurance premium bills are at record highs but insurers don’t want us to know the real reason why

With figures showing car insurance premiums hitting their highest levels since since the Association of British Insurers started keeping records in 2012, it should come as no surprise that the trade body attempted to stomp into the General Election campaign. Like an old-school American evangelical preacher, puffed up with self righteousness, ABI assistance director Rob Cummings thundered that “whatever the outcome, ... Read More »