Suicide and life insurance - Berman AL, Silverman MM, Wortzel HS, McIntosh JL.
Much has been written about the history of suicide and, notably, about societies that condemned both the act and the actor, resulting in a perpetuation of suicide being stigmatized in many cultures. One aspect of this perceived stigmatization involves excl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Higher Life Insurance Premiums for the Unvaccinated
[The Herald] Major insurers like Momentum Metropolitan, Old Mutual, Discovery and Sanlam share similar sentiments that new customers who seek life insurance cover but are unvaccinated are in for higher premium costs, depending on the outcomes of their combined risk profile. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vision and dental benefits could be difference-makers in employee recruitment and retention
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed employee expectations about work in many ways, including their view of benefits. Research by the consulting firm LIMRA shows that employees now place greater importance on benefits and are examining their needs more closely. This has driven employees to add or increase benefits, with life insurance, medical insurance and dental insurance becoming the top three, LIMRA says. S even of 10 employees say dental insurance is a must-have, according to MetLife’s 2021… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jim Molis Source Type: news

Vision and dental benefits could be difference-makers in employee recruitment and retention
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed employee expectations about work in many ways, including their view of benefits. Research by the consulting firm LIMRA shows that employees now place greater importance on benefits and are examining their needs more closely. This has driven employees to add or increase benefits, with life insurance, medical insurance and dental insurance becoming the top three, LIMRA says. S even of 10 employees say dental insurance is a must-have, according to MetLife’s 2021… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Molis Source Type: news

To Focus On Healthcare, Cigna To Sell Life Insurance Business To Chubb For $5.75 Billion
Cigna is selling its life, accident and supplemental benefits businesses to Chubb for $5.75 billion to focus on its healthcare business. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

The risk of birth: life insurance for enslaved pregnant women in fifteenth-century Genoa - Barker H.
Why did fifteenth-century Genoese slaveholders insure the lives of enslaved pregnant women? I argue that their assessment of the risks associated with childbirth reflected their views on the connection between slavery, property, and lineage. Genoese slaveh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Alex Murdaugh, lawyer who allegedly botched $10 million life insurance scheme, to turn himself in
Authorities say the shooting was part of a $10 million life insurance scheme the attorney cooked up, but the bullet only grazed his head. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Carolina lawyer who allegedly botched $10 million life insurance scheme to turn himself in to authorities
Authorities say the shooting was part of a $10 million life insurance scheme the attorney cooked up, but the bullet only grazed his head. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The freelancing boom may change how you buy life insurance
As Generation Z and millennial workers challenge the concept of a traditional career, the role of workplace group life insurance is likely to change. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh had man shoot him in $10M life insurance scheme, police say
Alex Murdaugh allegedly had a man shoot him in an attempted life insurance payout scheme worth $10 million, authorities say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alex Murdaugh shooting: South Carolina police say attack on lawyer was botched hit in life insurance plot
South Carolina police have arrested a man who allegedly conspired with Alex Murdaugh, a high-profile attorney whose wife and son were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Truveta welcomes new health system members and raises $95M; YuLife scores $70M to transform life insurance and more digital health fundings
Also: Entos works to improve drug development after closing its Series A round and Castor plans to build out its decentralized clinical trial platform with a $45 million investment.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Q & A with a startup CEO looking to disrupt life insurance
With the company ’s Predictive Protection technology, the life insurance policies are designed to adapt over time based on changes in a person’s life, so that consumers aren’t overpaying for insurance. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Emma Campbell Source Type: news

One of Ohio ’s largest health insurance firms names new Cincinnati VP
Medical Mutual of Ohio, a Cleveland-based health and life insurance company, has added to its leadership team in the Greater Cincinnati region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Will Covid-19 Vaccination Disqualify You From Life Insurance? Here Are The Claims
Posts on social media platforms like Twitter are claiming that Covid-19 vaccines are "experimental" and that status can affect your life insurance coverage. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Social Media /social-media business pharma Source Type: news

News: A Better Option than Disability and Life Insurance
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Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Cigna Completes $6.3B Sale Of Non-Medical Insurance Unit To New York Life
Cigna completed the sale its group life and disability insurance unit to New York Life Insurance for $6.3 billion in a move to focus on its healthcare businesses. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

AIA forms exclusive APAC partnership with Holmusk
AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group announced earlier this month that they are forming an exclusive Asia-Pacific (APAC) partnership with data science and healthcare technology company Holmusk.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Africa: I'm HIV+, but Can I Still Take Out Life Insurance?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] HIV status is protected in Britain by the Equality Act, so insurers should be non-discriminatory (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Northwestern Mutual invests in Dallas health startup targeting millennials
Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, the venture arm of Milwaukee-based financial services and life insurance company Northwestern Mutual, is investing in a Dallas health startup focused on millennials. Mountain Health Technologies, recently closed on $1.6 million in funding, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The round was led by Matchstick Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by two Techstars Ventures managing directors, and with participation from Techs tars,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Womack Source Type: news

FAQs About Insurance Claims Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Will my life insurance policy cover COVID-19? ... Yes. ... As long you have an active life insurance policy in good standing, your beneficiary or beneficiaries will get a death benefit should you d... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Pays U.S.$23 Million Insurance for COVID-19 Health Workers
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has paid a total of N9 billion to fourteen insurance companies as group life insurance premium for health workers that are engaged in the fight against the spread COVID-19 pandemic disease in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2020 Business of Pride Ally Award: Walter White, Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America
As president and CEO of Golden Valley-based Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, Walter White is a day-to-day ally of LGBTQ employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Malawi: Old Mutual Gives U.S.$34 Million Life Insurance Cover to COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers
[Nyasa Times] Old Mutual has given K25 billion worth of free life cover for 25, 000 Covid-19 frontline workers as the number of coronavirus cases in the country rise steadily. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arsenic, familicide, and female physiology in nineteenth-century America - Weiss KJ.
Sarah Jane Whiteling was accused of fatally poisoning her husband and two children in Philadelphia in 1888. The case prompted public outrage over the appearance that Ms. Whiteling's motive was to collect life insurance. It was evident, however, that she wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

How Poor Diet Contributes to Coronavirus Risk
Improving our metabolic health could help ward off future medical, economic and social calamities from whatever pathogen next comes down the pike. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Diet and Nutrition Food Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Obesity Diabetes Life Insurance Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Govt to Buy Life Insurance for Medics in Direct Contact With COVID-19 Patients
[Nation] The Ethiopian government is due to buy life insurance for health professionals in direct contact with Covid-19 patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Provide Life Insurance for Health Workers Involved in Fight Against COVID-19
[Premium Times] The federal government is working with stakeholders to structure medical and life insurance for health workers involved in the war against COVID-19 in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AIA Singapore to provide 50,000 video medical consultations for its HealthShield Gold Max policyholders
AIA Singapore, which is part of the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, announced that will cover the costs of 50,000 video medical consultations provided by WhiteCoat, a Singapore-based tele-medicine provider for all its HealthShield Gold Max policyholders.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Aflac says Japanese call center employee has coronavirus
Georgia-based insurance giant Aflac Inc. reported Wednesday that an employee at a Kobe City, Japan, call center of its subsidiary Aflac Life Insurance Japan has been identified as infected with the new coronavirus. The employee was found to have been infected "after attending an event in Osaka where multiple participants also contracted the virus," Aflac Life Insurance Japan reported. "The temporary staff employee had no face-to-face interactions with customers. Kobe call center operations remain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Denial Of Benefits Was Not Reasonable, Panel Says
ATLANTA - A district court did not err in entering summary judgment in favor of a disability claimant because the evidence supports a finding that the claimant is disabled from practicing as a dentist, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 31 (Kia Kaviani, D.M.D. v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 19-11798, 11th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 3006). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Did Not Meet Burden Of Proof, Appeals Panel Affirms
CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 3 affirmed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability insurer after determining that the lower court did not abuse its discretion by limiting its review of a long-term disability (LTD) benefits claim to the administrative record before the court (Stephanie Dorris v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 19-1701, 7th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 3206). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Claimant Was Not Disabled Under Any-Occupation Standard, Panel Concludes
SAN FRANCISCO - A disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the evidence supports the insurer's finding that the claimant was not totally disabled from performing the duties of any occupation, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Jan. 16 (Dyel O. Talbot v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-15375, 9th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1657). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Met Burden Of Proving Disability, 6th Circuit Panel Says
CINCINNATI - The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal on Jan. 23 reversed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability plan after determining that the disability claimant proved by a preponderance of the evidence that he was disabled from performing the duties of his regular occupation and that he was under the regular care of a physician for his disabling conditions (Jesse Bruton v. American United Life Insurance Corp., No. 19-3466, 6th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 2498). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Does Not Bar LTD Benefits, Judge Determines
NEW ORLEANS - A disability insurer wrongfully denied a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on the plan's pre-existing condition exclusion because the back injury the claimant sustained while working was not caused by the claimant's pre-existing degenerative back condition, a Louisiana federal judge said Jan. 13 in awarding the claimant past and future LTD benefits (Karl Meche v, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 18-3995, E.D. La., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5200). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Bad Faith Claim Against Disability Income Insurer To Proceed, Judge Says
SCRANTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania federal judge on Jan. 13 denied a disability income insurer's motion for partial summary judgment on a bad faith claim because the insured provided sufficient evidence from which a jury could find that the insurer acted in bad faith in denying the claim for disability income benefits (Joseph D. Dileo v. Federated Life Insurance Co., No. 18-628, M.D. Pa., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5003). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

De Novo Standard Of Review To Be Applied In Disability Benefits Dispute
MOBILE, Ala. - A de novo standard of review must be applied in a disability benefits dispute because the disability insurer failed to provide the claimant with a full and fair review as required by the Department of Labor regulations governing disability claims, an Alabama federal judge said Jan. 21 in granting a disability claimant's motion for partial summary judgment (Brian McConnell v. American General Life Insurance Co., No. 19-0174, S.D. Ala., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9605). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Claims Dismissed; Economic Loss Rule Precludes Claims
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Florida federal judge on Jan. 27 dismissed a disability insurer's counterclaims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation in a disability and life insurance dispute because the counterclaims are barred by the economic loss rule (ELR), which prohibits tort claims in a contractual dispute (Douglas Kuber v. Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, No. 19-80211, S.D. Fla., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14121). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Says Fraud Act Claim Alleged By Disability Claimant Cannot Stand
NEW YORK - A trial court erred in denying a disability insurer's motion to dismiss a claim alleging violation of New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA) because a wrongful denial of benefits claim is not actionable under the NJCFA and the claimant failed to allege any deceitful conduct related to the procurement or issuance of the disability policy, the First Department of the New York Supreme Appellate Division said Jan. 23 (Yochanan Bulka v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 657560/17, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept., 2020 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 470). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant's Motion To Remand Denied; Federal Jurisdiction Is Proper
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A disability claimant's allegations against Kentucky's insurance commissioner and the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI) must be dismissed, a Kentucky federal judge said Jan. 9 after determining that the claimant failed to exhaust all administrative remedies with the commissioner and the DOI (Charles A. Knoppe v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-264, W.D. Ky., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3612). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - February 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Panel Says Opinions Of Disability Claimant's Treating Physicians Must Be Considered
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 7 vacated and remanded a disability claimant's suit seeking long-term disability benefits after determining that a district court erred in failing to consider letters from the claimant's treating physicians who were not provided with the opportunity to rebut the opinion of one of the insurer's examining physicians (Lea Wagenstein v. Cigna Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-55955, 9th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 482). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 13, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

5th Circuit Affirms Ruling That Disability Insurer Did Not Abuse Its Discretion
NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 6 affirmed a district court's ruling that a disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in finding that a claimant was not disabled from performing the duties of her own occupation as an attorney because the objective medical evidence clearly supports the insurer's finding (Anne Wittmann v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 19-30254, 5th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 36311). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 13, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Termination Of LTD Benefits Was Not Based On Substantial Evidence
BALTIMORE - A federal judge in Maryland on Dec. 4 granted a disability claimant's motion for summary judgment and reinstated the claimant's benefits after determining that the disability insurer's termination of long-term disability (LTD) benefits was not based on substantial evidence (Dana Krysztofiak v. Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co., No. 19-0879, D. Md., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209452). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - January 13, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news