Archive for June 2010

Health Care Reform Could Impact Medical Professional Liability Insurance

Jun 30th, 2010 | Category: Insurance Today

(Insurance News) – The Health Care Reform law, signed by President Barrack Obama on March 23, 2010, could potentially have a positive effect on medical malpractice liability, actuaries were told at the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Seminar on Reinsurance. John Mize, consulting actuary, Towers Watson, noted that some provisions of the law emphasize value-based compensation […]

Nationwide Insurance Prepares for Hurricane Alex

Jun 30th, 2010 | Category: Insurance Today

(BUSINESS WIRE) – Nationwide Insurance claim representatives and agents are prepared to assist customers should Hurricane Alex become a weather-related disaster. As weather alerts and reports from around the country track the storm patterns, Nationwide has people and resources in place to respond quickly to its customers’ needs. Policyholders with storm damage should call the […]

Ward Says Insurance Rates Must Rise After BP Spill

Jun 22nd, 2010 | Category: Insurance Today

(Bloomberg) – The BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will push up the price of insurance on offshore drilling, said Lloyd’s of London Chief Executive Officer Richard Ward. “Rates have to go up quite significantly,” Ward said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “In Business With Margaret Brennan” today. “Rates had fallen […]

College Degree Linked to Health Insurance

Jun 19th, 2010 | Category: Insurance Today

(UPI) – Earning a college degree may make the difference for women in getting health insurance, compared to those with a high-school degree, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Roberta Wyn of the University of California, Los Angeles, said the study found women without a high-school diploma were nearly four times more likely to be uninsured […]

46 Million Americans Lack Health Insurance Coverage

Jun 18th, 2010 | Category: Insurance Today

(HealthcareDigital) – Issues in health care coverage attributed to unemployment, lack of education. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released two reports conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on the nation’s health insurance coverage. The reports revealed some staggering numbers, the biggest being that 46.3 Americans are uninsured, a figure that […]