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Obamacare Site Not Perfect for New Sign-Up, Official Says

Year two of Obamacare “won’t be perfect,” a top Obama administration official said today as the government’s website to sell health insurance plans continues to be developed.

Insurance Marketplace Reports Their Average Premiums In MS Are Up 15.5% Since Q1

Average premiums in other states climbed to $829 annually, according to the HomeownersInsurance.com Premium Report

FINEOS Delivers Latest Release

New version 8.0 of the FINEOS Insurance Platform extends market leading capabilities to achieve better outcomes for clients

Hartford Steam Boiler Deploys Guidewire System for Claims Management

Global specialty insurer now in production with Guidewire ClaimCenter – on time and under budget

Beechwood Re Hires Former Morgan Stanley Executive

Former Morgan Stanley Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Wealth Management Joins Fast-Growing Reinsurance Firm

National MI Appoints William Leatherberry General Counsel

Leatherberry brings nearly 20 years of corporate legal experience to the private mortgage insurer

Covered California Announces Rates For 2015; Rigorous Negotiations With Health Insurance Companies Keep Rate Increases Low And Choices Robust

Strong Enrollment for 2014 Prompts Balanced Risk Pool and Competition Between Health Plans; Average Statewide Rate Increase Kept to 4.2 Percent

Four Insurers Support First Medicare Supplement Insurance Virtual Conference

Four leading insurers have signed on as platinum sponsors for the nation's first virtual insurance conference broadcast from the 2015 Medicare Supplement Insurance Summit.

CBIZ Small Business Employment Index Reads Flat for July

Best July for Small Business Payroll Data in Six Years

Highly Profitable Malpractice Insurers Bankroll Big Dollar Campaign Against Prop 46, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign

The medical malpractice insurance industry and hospitals are the biggest force bankrolling the campaign against a patient safety initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot, pumping in more than two-thirds of the $41 million war chest amassed by Proposition 46 foes, according to campaign finance disclosure documents.

Bankers Insurance Group Casts a Wide Net

Uses "Sharknado" craze to engage agents and policyholders

Health Exchanges Drive Change In MCO Strategies and Physician Prescribing Decisions; Impact On Pharma Mixed

Commercial Opportunities and Hurdles Discussed in New Decision Resources Group Executive Briefing

The Doctor Will See you Now… On Your Computer, Smart Phone or Tablet

Health Care Gets Easier for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Members with 24x7 Access to Medical Care via LiveHealth Online Telehealth Benefit

Consumer Watchdog Campaign: Health Insurance Companies Facing Prop 45's Protection Against Rate Hikes Temper Premium Hikes For Covered California… What About Next Year?

Consumer Watchdog Campaign said that the smaller than usual rate hikes announced by Covered California today are good news for consumers and resulted in part from the presence of Proposition 45 on the ballot, which would require health insurance companies to get state approval before raising rates as they must in 35 other states.

AHF: California Mail-Order Drug Bill (A.B. 2418) Puts Profits Before Patient Care

IAs a short-sighted and potentially dangerous piece of legislation that puts fattened wallets ahead of people’s lives works its way toward Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is pressing the California Senate Appropriations Committee to reject the bill, A.B. 2418

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