Halloween: P&C Claims Style Halloween: P&C Claims Style

[Hat Tip: FoIB Amanda A]

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6:00 AM

SHOP - Not as "Easy as Buying a Plane Ticket" SHOP - Not as "Easy as Buying a Plane Ticket"

Ohio is one of five states with early access to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The SHOP is the only place where an employ...

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10:00 AM

From Bad to Worse... From Bad to Worse...

The 2015 Open Enrollment begins in a couple of weeks, and carriers, agents, HHS and all the rest are busy gearing up for it. That's the ...

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5:30 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #220: Tricks and Treats edition Cavalcade of Risk #220: Tricks and Treats edition

Louise Norris has a real bag of goodies for us this week, with risky posts from drones to (metaphorical) tsunamis. And not a marshmallow p...

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1:48 PM

A Holly Jolly LinkFest A Holly Jolly LinkFest

Our good friend Holly R sends us some interesting links: ■ We've written before about how carriers have gotten, erm, imaginative in th...

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11:00 AM

You Are Invited! You Are Invited!

Have you received your invitation yet? Perhaps it is lost in the mail. Or you opened it, immediately fainted, and can't remember where y...

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7:22 AM

L'Chaim - To Life! L'Chaim - To Life!

Ebola. ISIS. Enterovirus. Scary stuff, and sure to get one considering one's own mortality. Not to mention the state of one's life i...

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10:53 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #220: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #220: Call for submissions

Louise Norris hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 27th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to...

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7:00 AM

Apples To Oranges? Try Rotten Bananas Apples To Oranges? Try Rotten Bananas

Fourth quarter GRANDMOTHERED small employer health insurance renewals have been rolling out. Many of them here in Ohio are in the 7%-15% ran...

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11:21 AM

Saving the MVNHS© Saving the MVNHS©

On Facebook, Doc Emer asks " What's wrong with the NHS? " and links to a story about the service's " own answer to w...

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7:31 AM

Health Wonk Review: All the leaves are brown edition Health Wonk Review: All the leaves are brown edition

Louise Norris hosts an outstanding edition of the Health Wonk Review . What's so outstanding about it, you ask? To begin with, it's ...

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6:11 AM

Can I Charge Interest? Can I Charge Interest?

One of my clients dropped their employer sponsored insurance plan effective May 1, 2014. This forced 21 of their employees (including the ow...

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11:09 AM

VaderCare? "Pray I don't alter it any further" VaderCare? "Pray I don't alter it any further"

As the Halbig saga slogs on , the industry itself is moving forward: " [I]nsurance companies offering plans on HealthCare.gov this year...

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8:20 AM

Another Ebola Insurance update Another Ebola Insurance update

Well, the more the merrier ! This latest comes to us via email from Medical Mutual of Ohio: " All fully insured and self-funded health ...

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7:56 AM

Blue Cross Wrist Slap Blue Cross Wrist Slap

Received this via email: " The ruling confirms last year's judgment by a federal court in Detroit, which found that BCBSM collected...

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6:58 AM

Have Faith (and Insurance)! Have Faith (and Insurance)!

For the past 14 or so years, I've participated in a healing prayer group with some friends. We meet weekly and pray for the health of fo...

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7:30 AM

About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations .......... About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations ..........

If you are among the millions waiting on 2015 plans and wondering about your premium subsidy, worry no more. The folks at About  have broken...

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1:25 PM

Double Whammy, ObamaTax-style Double Whammy, ObamaTax-style

First the bad news: " ObamaCare shoppers in search of the lowest-cost plan may come down with a mild case of rate shock when 2015 excha...

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6:00 AM

Cancer Walk Thank You [Updated!] Cancer Walk Thank You [Updated!]

So, the Making Strides Against Cancer walk took place this morning, and I'm happy to report that we all made it through the grueling 3.1...

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10:08 AM

ICYMI: We already *had* an Ebola Czar ICYMI: We already *had* an Ebola Czar

Prior to appointing political hack well-regarded activist Ron Klain to the position, actual Dr Nicole Lurie was the official frontman .. ...

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1:34 PM

It's a Feature, Not a Bug It's a Feature, Not a Bug

Slick, fast talking sales people (and politicians) it seems can sell anything. Just make sure you avoid telling the truth. If you like your ...

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10:30 AM

Econ vs Engineering: A Case Study Econ vs Engineering: A Case Study

Uber-wonk John Goodman has an outstanding piece at Forbes contrasting the perspectives of various players in the health care arena, focusing...

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10:00 AM

Another Day, Another Czar Another Day, Another Czar

What's up with the czar titles? I remember studying "Czarist Russia" in school. Why does this term make me cringe when it is ...

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7:42 AM

Friday LinkFest Friday LinkFest

■ The Bay State's Medicaid explosion, er, expansion looks to be growing at a much faster clip than originally anticipated. Wonder why? W...

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6:52 AM

Life imitates The Onion Life imitates The Onion

Bob posted on this earlier , but I wanted to add my $.02, as well. It seems we've been down this road before , but this time with a twis...

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10:00 AM

This Can Happen to You This Can Happen to You

Theater patrons were asked to leave their cell phones on. This is what happened.

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8:00 AM

From the Mailbag: Now you see it, now you don't From the Mailbag: Now you see it, now you don't

FoIB Jeff M, commenting on the curious case of the missing renewal numbers , wonders: " Our most transparent administration ever has an...

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6:00 AM

 All Tricks, No Treats All Tricks, No Treats
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5:13 PM

About Those Discount Health Plans .......... About Those Discount Health Plans ..........

You have seen the ads. If you have a fax machine you have probably had unsolicited faxes coming in with "too good to be true" clai...

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3:56 PM

AT&T Cancels Retiree Health Insurance AT&T Cancels Retiree Health Insurance

Thousands of AT&T retiree's have been notified their company provided health insurance plan is ending as of 12/31/2014. The existing...

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10:19 AM

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Recently, a friend of mine went in for her routine mammogram. What happened next wasn't so routine: they saw a shadow. A few tests lat...

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7:15 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #219 now online Cavalcade of Risk #219 now online

Hosted by Russell Hutchinson, who once again presents a terrific collection of risk-related posts . Come for the drones, stay for the moms...

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5:52 AM

Ebola Insurance - Update? Ebola Insurance - Update?

Interesting email from the folks at United Healthcare: " UnitedHealthcare Responds to Ebola Concerns ... The health and wellbeing of ou...

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10:30 AM

New Hope for Naughty Navigators? New Hope for Naughty Navigators?

We've long chronicled the troubled history of the unlicensed, unvetted Navigators ( here for example), but hope may be on the way for p...

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9:53 AM

High Tech (P&C) Carrier Trick High Tech (P&C) Carrier Trick

Hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires, oh my. In the Property/Casualty business, these often evolve into so-called "cat [catastrophic] c...

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6:30 AM
 
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