Finance :: Insurance

Montana to Notify 1.3 Million of Computer Hacking

By Lisa Baumann | Jun 25
Montana officials said Tuesday they are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server.

Lawmakers Urge Medicare Coverage for Cancer Test

By Hope Yen | Jun 18
More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billons, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks in front of part of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit

Automakers to Help Save Detroit’s Art Treasures

By Corey Williams | Jun 12
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are driving into Detroit’s bankruptcy reorganization by pledging $26 million to help support retiree pensions while keeping the city’s art treasures off the auction block, officials announced.

US Law Prods States to Revisit Health Care Rules

By Holly Ramer | Jun 5
Prompted by the health care overhaul law, several states are updating their rules for insurance networks to better reflect who is covered and how people shop for and use their benefits.

5 Factors That Could Sway Insurance Prices in 2015

By Tom Murphy | May 28
Customers who bought health insurance on the overhaul’s public exchanges can expect a flurry of reports about big price hikes and some decreases for 2015 as insurers finalize their rates over the next few weeks. But don’t give much weight to any of this.

Study: Care Costs Continue Slower Growth in 2014

By Tom Murphy | May 22
Health care spending for a family with a common employer-sponsored health plan has more than doubled over the past decade, according to research from the benefits consultant Milliman Inc.

President Barack Obama speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

Cost-Control Plan for Health Care Could Cost You

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 20
You just might want to pay attention to the latest health insurance jargon. It could mean thousands of dollars out of your pocket. The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for a new cost-control strategy called "reference pricing."

5 Tips for New Parents Considering Life Insurance

By Alex Veiga | May 19
Few personal milestones compel someone to buy life insurance coverage like becoming a parent. In the event of an untimely death, life insurance can serve as a financial safety net to ensure there’s money available to pay for everything.

Overtreating Medicare Patients May Costs Billions

May 15
A new study suggests that in a single year, up to 42 percent of Medicare patients got at least one medical procedure they didn’t need - overtreatment that cost as much as $8 billion.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., center, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., center right, and other Democratic lawmakers joined new mothers and their babies at the Capitol to criticize Republican efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," in Washington.

Health Law Gives Pregnant Women New Options

May 13
The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.