insurance companies

Cancer Patient's Tweets Shame Insurer Into Paying Medical Bills

Arizona State University grad student Arijit Guha was shocked when his health insurance provider, Aetna, stopped paying for his cancer treatment. But a clever social media campaign that ended in a Twitter conversation with Aetna's CEO has set matters right.

Rebates From Obamacare to Top $1 Billion: Report

More than 3 million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share $1.3 billion in rebates this year, thanks to President Barack Obama's health care law, a nonpartisan research group said Thursday.

5 Tips for Writing an Insurance Appeal

Last week, we showed you how to check your hospital bill to make sure you weren't being overcharged. This week, we'll show you what to do when your insurance company refuses to pay.

More Americans Turn to Acupuncture as Medical Costs Rise

year after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, many Americans are still struggling to get their insurance to cover basic medical treatments. And now Americans are increasingly exploring less expensive alternatives to traditional Western medicine -- like acupuncture.

Regulators Probe 'Inherently Deceptive' Insurance Marketing

In three states, regulators have started or widened investigations into insurers after a judge described MetLIfe Inc%u2019s (MET) marketing of asset accounts as "inherently deceptive." On Sept. 10, U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks in Reno, Nevada said that MetLife gave customers the misimpression that its Total Control Account Money Market Option account for death benefits was protected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Bloomberg News said.

Tech and Reform Will Boost Health Care Costs

Development of technologically advanced -- and expensive -- lifesaving treatments will continue to increase as the new health care reform law is phased in over the next few years.

Yes, Life Insurance Can Be a Smart Investment

One common mistake is that many investors follow this oft-repeated advice: Buy term life insurance and invest the difference. But most people who buy term insurance don't "invest the difference." They "spend the difference."

Insurers Prepare for a Rough Storm Season

Tornadoes, floods, severe weather: It's shaping up to be another bad year on the natural disaster front, and that could place increased pressure on the U.S. insurance industry.

Insurers Feeling the Urge to Merge in 2010

Mergers and acquisitions will dominate the insurance and reinsurance market next year. The industry will fuel its urge to merge with balance sheets rehabilitated over the past year.

Insurers Will Hike Hedge Fund Holdings in 2010

Insurance companies cut their hedge fund allocations in 2009, but the sting of the financial crisis will wear off next year, when we're likely to see the industry turn back to the sector.