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Wellness Incentives for Group Policies

Posted September 1, 2013 | Filed under topic Health Insurance Information

New research shows that more and more companies are turning to wellness incentives to manage health insurance costs. 2012 studies from the Society for Human Resource Management or SHRM showed that out of a survey of almost 2000 U.S. employers representing more than 20 million employees, the vast majority, around... Continue Reading →

Health Insurance for Smokers

Posted June 29, 2013 | Filed under topic High Risk Health Insurance

In 1984, smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or using smokeless tobacco began to be factors in the cost of health insurance – a big, expensive factor. Since then obtaining reasonably priced health insurance for smokers has been difficult. With smoking linked to cancer, emphysema, heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure,... Continue Reading →

Health Insurance Basics

Posted June 25, 2013 | Filed under topic Health Insurance Information

In the U.S., the number of people covered by health insurance through their jobs has been on the decrease for a number of years. Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of those with employer-provided insurance dropped eight percent. The largest group of uninsured people are foreign-born residents who are not U.S. citizens, low-income... Continue Reading →