May 17, 2013 — Even cancer patients with health insurance can face steep copayments for drugs, a sizable share of hospital bills and significant incidental expenses. So wouldn't it make sense for doctors and patients to talk about financial issues up front?
Apr 30, 2013 — The federal health law allows states to charge smokers up to 50 percent more for a health plan sold through the new exchanges. But a bill moving forward in the California Legislature would prevent that from happening.
Apr 22, 2013 — Law enforcement agencies are reporting an increase in health insurance scams across the country. Many of the scammers seem to be preying on the public's confusion over the massive changes taking place in the nation's health care system.
Apr 16, 2013 — Save yourself some hassles by checking with your doctor before the test to make sure the office will bill the insurer for the procedure as preventive screening rather than a diagnostic test.
Apr 12, 2013 — In many states the deadlines for companies to file their insurance for sale on new exchanges aren't until late May. Some states with early deadlines have no plans to disclose the rates anytime soon.
Apr 9, 2013 — Even if the Supreme Court strikes down a law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, the tangle over health benefits could remain a problem for couples in some states.
Apr 3, 2013 — Workers in small businesses will have to wait a year longer than expected to be able to choose from more than one insurance plan in the marketplaces created by the federal health overhaul.
Mar 26, 2013 — Surveys show that an increasing number of employers are providing employees with financial incentives to stay healthy. Many employers now contribute to employee health savings accounts, but only if employees make sure to take care of their health.
Mar 19, 2013 — Rebates on healthy foods purchases can influence what put in their grocery carts, a study found. People spent 9 percent more on fruits, vegetables, non-fat dairy and other healthful foods when they got a 25 percent rebate on them.
Mar 18, 2013 — Nearly three-quarters of states get poor grades when it comes to laws about the making available prices for health care. Most consumers are unaware of the tremendous variation in price for health care services.