Category “Health insurance”

US Citizens Travel To Mexico For Cheaper Medical Treatment

May 8th, 2014
US Citizens Travel To Mexico For Cheaper Medical Treatment

The changes to health insurance in the USA, known as Obamacare, have been hailed in some quarters as a major step forward in the care of US citizens. However, despite offering millions of people health insurance cover, which was previously unavailable to them, growing numbers of US citizens are heading south to Mexico for treatment. […]

Mixed Fortunes For UAE Insurers

February 13th, 2014
Mixed Fortunes For UAE Insurers

The government of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai recently made it compulsory for all citizens and visitors to have medical and health insurance. Although this news has been welcomed by the insurance companies, it seems that the good news is somewhat tempered. The insurance providers are concerned that the potential profit that the new […]

US Workers Lose Health Insurance

October 15th, 2013
US Workers Lose Health Insurance

In what could be a rather alarming escalation of the recent government crisis, about 20,000 employees of the US based Home Depot are to lose their health insurance benefit. This is the latest in a growing list of employers who are no longer offering health insurance as part of any employment package. Other companies adopting […]

China Potentially Not The Profitable Centre Once Thought

July 25th, 2013
China Potentially Not The Profitable Centre Once Thought

Since China opened its door to foreign investment, many companies including health care and health insurance firms flooded into the country. However a recent report from one of Europe’s major financial institutions suggests that China may not be as profitable as many thought. In fact 2 British pharmaceutical companies are thought to have possibly bit […]

Government Adamant About Stance On Migrants

February 4th, 2013
Government Adamant About Stance On Migrants

The UK government has announced that anyone coming from abroad to live in Britain will not be entitled to NHS treatment unless they can provide health insurance. The announcement was made in light of two east European states, Bulgaria and Romania, joining the European Union. People travelling from these countries have been told that if […]

Will Obama Care Really Change Things?

January 30th, 2013
Will Obama Care Really Change Things?

That’s the hope of many people in the USA where at the moment anyone with a serious pre-existing illness can be declined health insurance. The idea behind President Barak Obama’s healthcare law is to stop anyone who exhibits a pre-existing condition from being declined getting insurance cover. However the changes will not come into force […]

Private Health Care: Smaller Is Best

January 4th, 2013
Private Health Care: Smaller Is Best

Insurance experts are suggesting that anyone in the UK who is looking to buy private health insurance should look at smaller operators. The big four insurance suppliers in Britain are AxA PPP, Bupa, Aviva and PruHealth, and together they account for 99% of private health insurance cover. However, some experts believe that this does not […]

Should Athletes Take Out Medical Cover?

December 7th, 2012
Should Athletes Take Out Medical Cover?

With the increasing popularity of running and jogging these days, which may increase further in the aftermath of the Olympics, there are concerns that runners are not fully covered by insurance. Although many of the injuries sustained by runners tend to be minor – sprained ankles, pulled ligaments and similar – the cumulative cost to […]

No Health Insurance For New Walmart Employees

December 3rd, 2012
No Health Insurance For New Walmart Employees

WalMart , the USA’s largest corporate employer, has decided to stop giving health insurance benefits to new employees. The retail giant, owner of the Asda supermarket chain in the UK, opted to force new employees to either take out their own insurance or rely on Medicaid. The benefit only applies to employees who work below […]

Obama Health Care Insurance Plans Revealed

November 23rd, 2012
Obama Health Care Insurance Plans Revealed

Now that the 2012 US presidential election is over and the incumbent Barack Obama won – just- his health care reforms are now being pushed forward. The reforms themselves do not come into force till 2014, but the federal government has released its health insurance plans which detail what is covered and what is not. […]

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