The opportunity cost of state health insurance schemes

Large-scale government-sponsored health insurance schemes (GSHIs) such as Ayushman Bharat are often heralded as the best way to address public health issues. But are they fiscally feasible and optimal for improving health care in India? A new National Institute of Public Finance and Policy paper by Mita Choudhury and others shows how basic healthcare can suffer following […]

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Coimbatore: Over 22 lakh petition against GST on insurance premiums

Claiming that insurance industry has been heavily hit by the imposition of 18 per cent GST, the All India Insurance Corporation Employees Union on Wednesday said that about 22 lakh people have signed petition to Prime Minister opposing GST on insurance premiums. The new GST system has brought additional burden also by taxing new areas, the […]

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Trump has no idea how much health insurance costs

Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images “I know a lot about health care,” President Donald Trump declared in a Wednesday interviewwith the New York Times. But Trump’s answers to other questions betrayed how little he knows about health policy. As Ezra Klein wrote yesterday, this has become a major stumbling block in Republican efforts to repeal […]

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1991 reforms through the eyes of an insurance agent

Ram Krishan Taheem has been selling dreams for almost three decades now—or at least that’s how he describes his job as a sales agent for the Life Insurance Corp. of India (LIC). Most people have their first contact with an insurance company through people like Taheem, whose job is to help individuals and businesses select […]

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Top 4 Health Insurance Trends for Small Businesses

Small business owners face constant changes. Over the past year, many may have dealt with the effects of the health care industry evolving, the ups and downs of the economy, even employees’ circumstances changing. Here are four health insurance trends that may help small business leaders as they prepare for the year ahead. 1. Exchanges […]

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How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

Many people are aware that big companies are much more likely than small businesses to offer employer-sponsored health insurance to their employees. The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an annual effort to query nearly 40,000 establishments, conducted by the Federal Government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that only 34.8 percent of private sector […]

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Top 4 Health Insurance Trends for Small Businesses

Small business owners face constant changes. Over the past year, many may have dealt with the effects of the health care industry evolving, the ups and downs of the economy, even employees’ circumstances changing. Here are four health insurance trends that may help small business leaders as they prepare for the year ahead. 1. Exchanges […]

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How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

Many people are aware that big companies are much more likely than small businesses to offer employer-sponsored health insurance to their employees. The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an annual effort to query nearly 40,000 establishments, conducted by the Federal Government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that only 34.8 percent of private sector […]

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