Category “Health insurance”

US City Votes to Continue Health Insurance

October 16th, 2014
US City Votes to Continue Health Insurance

In what could be a landmark decision, the city of Lampasas have voted to allow health insurance cover for city employees who retire early. This means that anyone who retires before the age of 65, and is not eligible for Medicare, will continue to benefit from the same health insurance scheme their former colleagues currently […]

Political Debate Over NHS Availability for Migrants

September 29th, 2014
Political Debate Over NHS Availability for Migrants

It is that time of the year again when all the political parties of the UK hold their conferences. With a general election just 8 months away, politicians are making their policies heard. There are still two connected topics at the top of the agenda – the NHS and migrants. For the last 4 years […]

Young People in America Warned Over Health Insurance

September 11th, 2014
Young People in America Warned Over Health Insurance

Unlike the UK which has a health service paid for through taxation and national insurance contributions, the US health care system is run by insurance companies. Young people in the US under the age of 26 who are embarking on employment are being advised that it is better to stay on their parents’ health insurance […]

Worker’s Strike Over Company’s Health Insurance Proposals

September 4th, 2014
Worker’s Strike Over Company’s Health Insurance Proposals

Employees of a leading company that manufactures military hardware components have gone on strike over the company’s proposed health insurance changes. Management at Precision Custom Components in the US State of Pennsylvania wants to change the rules of the current health insurance scheme by making employees pay ten times more for the same cover. According […]

US Healthcare: The Obamacare Tide is Beginning to Turn

August 21st, 2014
US Healthcare: The Obamacare Tide is Beginning to Turn

Despite being rocked by constant and unrelenting opposition, the US president’s health care reforms are starting to look up. The two factors that are considered most important – prices and coverage – are favourable. According to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, health care costs have been rising but rising very slowly. This is inevitably […]

Irish Healthcare Plan Stalled

August 7th, 2014
Irish Healthcare Plan Stalled

The Irish government’s plan to introduce a universal healthcare system has stalled. It has been said that the plan to introduce the new health insurance scheme by 2019 is ‘too ambitious’. The problem stems from the fact that the scheme requires all Irish citizens to have full medical insurance to cover healthcare, but the current […]

New Health Insurance Guidelines in India

July 31st, 2014
New Health Insurance Guidelines in India

In the UK, senior citizens are fully covered for illness via the NHS. However, this is not the case in many other parts of the world where a comprehensive national health care system is not the norm. In fact, once someone is deemed elderly, the likelihood of even getting private insurance to cover the inevitable […]

Taking Care of Your Health Insurance Abroad

July 7th, 2014
Taking Care of Your Health Insurance Abroad

As the school holidays approach, many people in Britain will be making their final preparations before going on holiday. Whatever the destination, it is paramount that you are getting the appropriate health insurance cover for your trip. But what does this actually mean? In Britain, we are used to not having to worry too much […]

New Health Scheme Introduced in Indonesia

June 16th, 2014
New Health Scheme Introduced in Indonesia

Indonesia is growing economically as a nation. Despite this, like many underdeveloped countries in the region of Asia, health care is low down on the list of priorities. However, it is a major and growing problem, along with the growing environmental concerns resulting from an improved economy. The Indonesian government is taking steps to improve […]

Over 30 People Arrested For Health Insurance Fraud In Taiwan

May 19th, 2014
Over 30 People Arrested For Health Insurance Fraud In Taiwan

The Criminal Investigation Bureau has arrested 3 doctors and another 30 accomplices in Taiwan for carrying out a health insurance scam. The individuals have been accused of scamming the country’s National Health Insurance system by creating false clinical histories. The suspects were also accused of cheating insurance companies for compensation. The Criminal Investigation Bureau has been […]

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