Stories tagged: insurance
Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
A major insurer is limiting its coverage of companies in the fossil fuel business, citing concerns about climate change.
Tue., Dec. 31, 2019
Nearly 212,000 Washingtonians have selected health plans through the state exchange, and enrollment ended on Dec. 30.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Thousands of California homeowners have lost their insurance policies as insurers pull out of areas that are at risk of fire damage or stop insuring homes altogether.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
Health care has undergone some dramatic changes in the Spokane region, from new provider groups entering the market to the expansion of medical education east of the Cascades. The landscape …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
New York Life will spend more than $6 billion in cash to acquire the group life and disability coverage business of the insurer Cigna. New York Life said Wednesday that …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Washington public lands commissioner pitching new home, auto insurance charge to pay for wildfire efforts
The new charges would go into effect in 2021, if passed, and provide the state a stable source of money for timber treatment, the purchase of new firefighting equipment and …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2019
Picking a health plan is complicated, but these tips can help you choose the right insurance for your needs.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
The Catholic, Oregon-based insurer is affiliated with the Providence chain of hospitals, including Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
As legalized cannabis use grows, some insurance underwriters and firms throughout Washington are beginning to reexamine past positions.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Doctors are finding that they need more approvals from insurance companies before their patients can get routine care like medical scans or some prescriptions. Insurers say they are reviewing more …
Thu., July 11, 2019
Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential …
Thu., June 13, 2019
A bill requiring public and private insurance companies to cover abortion is now law in Maine with Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ signature Thursday.
Sun., March 10, 2019
Patients are showing up at emergency clinics with the expectation that their care will be covered by their health plan. But some of the ER doctors aren’t covered by the …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019
Insurance claims from California’s deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion, making the series of fires some of the most expensive in state history, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
So-called ‘murder insurance’ policies backed by the NRA for self-defense shootings deemed illegal in Washington
Insurance coverage backed by the NRA that would assist gun owners who later claimed self-defense in a shooting may no longer be sold in Washington state, regulators announced Tuesday. The …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
Insurance claims from last month’s California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state’s insurance commissioner announced Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There’s no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted for a narrowly unsuccessful Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She says it was in an effort to give states and patients …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
Vinci works in health care. He understands the system. He could walk blindfolded through the labyrinth of insurance. But he still was baffled by what happened after Life Flight filed …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
As Americans prepare for what may be the last great road trip of the 2018 summer this Labor Day weekend, Allstate released its annual “America’s Best Drivers Report,” which details …
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018
Worried about an accident when you ride with Uber or Lyft? Now you can get an insurance policy from your phone for the ride too.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018
Washington health insurers have filed requests to raise individual market premiums an average of 19 percent for 2019, with substantial variation among insurers.
Wed., May 16, 2018
Shawn Vestal: ACA “navigator” took personal data to Spokane insurance company to target sales pitches
They signed up for health insurance on the state exchange. But about 3,200 Washingtonians, all of whom were nearing age 65, also got something they didn’t ask for. Their contact …
UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018
Idaho officials say they may add more requirements from former President Barack Obama’s health care law to their proposal to let health insurance companies sell so-called state-based policies that skirt …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018
Walmart may be looking to dive deeper into the rapidly evolving health care market by acquiring the insurer Humana, according to the Wall Street Journal.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018
President Donald Trump will propose lowering prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries by allowing them to share in rebates that drug companies pay to insurers and middlemen, an administration official …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
Insurance claims from last fall’s deadly California wildfires have reached $11.8 billion, making it the most expensive series of wildfires in state history, an official said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018
Concerned about soaring health care costs, Idaho on Wednesday revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheap policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client, a …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
A former south-central Idaho insurance agent who used customers’ insurance premiums for personal purchases has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years of probation.