Health Insurance Costs

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Employers to raise wellness incentives by 50%

Employers expect health insurance costs to rise 7 percent next year so they are looking to beef up their cost-control measures, including boosting wellness programs and enhancing employees' cost-sharing measures.

Anthem, Blue Shield, Aetna reduce rates for small groups

Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield Life and Health and Aetna all have agreed to reduce their rate increases for small group policies that went into effect this month.

Insurers charge women $1B more than men

Insurers charge women $1 billion more in health insurance costs than men, according to a report released Monday by the National Women's Law Center (NWLC). Although the health reform law will prohibit

Insurance premiums shot up 9%, straining hospitals

Health insurance costs rose more than 9 percent nationwide this year, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and reported by the New York Times . Such a dramatic increase could add

Let's face the truth about the public option: For now, it works

Establishing a government-run public health plan to compete with private health plans may be a great idea, or the model may truly be rife with those nasty "unintended consequences" its opponents like