A comprehensive review of driving style evaluation approaches and product designs applied to vehicle usage-based insurance - Nai W, Yang Z, Wei Y, Sang J, Wang J, Wang Z, Mo P.
Vehicle insurance is a very important source of income for insurance companies, and it is closely related to the driving style performed by driving behavior. Different driving styles can better reflect the driving risk than the number of violations, claims... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Centene To Sell Some European Assets As Health Insurer Focuses On U.S.
Centene will sell certain Spanish and European healthcare businesses as the U.S. health insurer reviews the future of its international portfolio. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

Centene To Sell European Assets As Health Insurer Focuses On U.S.
Centene will sell certain Spanish and European healthcare businesses as the U.S. health insurer reviews the future of its international portfolio. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

Women with chronic conditions struggle to find medications after abortion laws limit access
Not 24 hours after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, ending the right to an abortion in the United States, Myisha Malone-King got a call from her insurance company. It said that the medication she takes for a condition totally unrelated to abortion would no longer be available to her. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon to Buy Primary-Care Firm One Medical in $3.9 Billion All-Cash Deal
Amazon.com Inc. announced it would buy primary-care company One Medical for $18 a share, the latest move by the e-commerce giant to muscle into the health care market. The all-cash transaction is valued at approximately $3.9 billion, including One Medical’s net debt, Amazon said in a statement Thursday. One Medical, whose parent is called 1Life Healthcare Inc., operates 182 medical offices in 25 markets in the U.S. Customers pay a subscription fee for access to its physicians and round-the-clock digital health services. “We think healthcare is high on the list of experiences that need reinvention,” said N...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Day and John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Companies Health Care healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

US Health Insurers Raise Rates to Match Increase in Usage
The rate increases come as Congress debates whether to extend financial help for consumers through the American Rescue Plan. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 20, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Elevance Health Profits Eclipse $1.6 Billion On Medical And Drug Plan Growth
Elevance Health reported nearly $1.7 billion in second quarter profits as the health insurer formerly known as Anthem grew its diverse portfolio of medical and drug benefits. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

US health insurers raise rates to match increase in usage
Individual health insurance rates are going up across the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As Prices Rise, Hospitals Suffer At Old Pay Rate
Through the first five months of this year, Conway Regional Medical Center has a $2.4 million loss. And its financial health is expected to worsen if government and commercial health insurance companies don’t increase their reimbursements for services. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 18, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

There ’ s a New Number to Call for Mental-Health Crises: 988
For as long as she could remember, Tonja Myles had thoughts of suicide. After a childhood of sexual abuse, Myles turned to drugs and prostitution to “mask the pain,” and twice she overdosed on prescription pills. After recovery, she worked as an advocate for improving mental-health care in her home city of Baton Rouge, La., by sharing her story and working with others who had suffered trauma and struggled with mental illness. But in 2016, she had her own mental-health crisis. She wrote a note to her family, collected some pills, and drove to a secluded place, where she planned to end her life. [time-brightcove ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Tips for Calling Your Health Insurance Company
While dealing with your insurer can feel overwhelming – especially if you need to discuss an issue that’s complicated or confusing – you can make the communication go as smoothly as possible by following a few simple dos and don’ts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Insurers Join Price Transparency Disclosure Mandates Health Insurers Join Price Transparency Disclosure Mandates
Health plan price transparency data may be hard to access for most consumers. New requirements for reporting insurance payment rates may be only a first step toward consumer empowerment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

First Company Applies to Make Birth Control Pill Available Without a Prescription in the U.S.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and set off a cascade of abortion bans around the country, access to contraception has taken on increased importance. To get birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptives in the U.S., patients still need a prescription. But now birth control pills are one step closer to being available over the counter. HRA Pharma, a French drugmaker, has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S. “We’re very proud of being the first company to submit the first-ever application to the...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Health Care News uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

Patients win as West Virginia implements first-in-nation share the savings policy
West Virginia took a big step towards making insurance work like it should last week. As of July 1,thanks to bipartisan state legislation passed and signed by the Governor in 2021, insurers and their pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are required to share the savings they negotiate on medicines directly with West Virginia patients. This makes the Mountain State the first in the nation to answer the question:If health insurance companies and middlemen don ’t pay the full price for medicines, why are you? (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Reid Porter Tags: Health Insurance Out-of-Pocket Costs Pharmacy Benefit Managers Policy Solutions Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Patients lose when the government sets prices
Yet again, Congress is considering harmful drug pricing policies with complete disregard for the negative impact they will have on patients and our economy. At the same time, they are continuing to enable insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to take advantage of the system by shifting more and more out-of-pocket costs to patients. Instead of addressing a broken insurance system, the most recent proposal doubles down on sweeping government price-setting policies that will threaten patient access to future medicines and innovations. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Drug Cost Policy Solutions Government Price Setting Source Type: news