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UK’s Aviva Buys Remaining 50% Share in Vietnam Joint Venture

Aviva plc has acquired VietinBank’s entire 50 percent shareholding in its life insurance joint venture VietinBank Aviva Life Insurance Ltd. Aviva also has signed a new distribution agreement with VietinBank to sell life and health insurance products through VietinBank’s network …

Oklahoma Bill Would Allow Health Insurance Sales Across State Lines

The Oklahoma House Insurance Committee has passed a bill that will allow individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines. Senate Bill 478, by state Rep. Lewis Moore and Bill Brown of the Senate, will allow the Oklahoma Insurance Department …

Starbucks in China Provides Health Cover for Workers’ Parents

Starbucks Corp. will provide Chinese workers with health insurance that extends coverage to their parents, a unique offering by the coffeehouse chain that may be used by more than 10,000 people to treat conditions such as cancer, heart disease and …

Trump Seeks Help from Insurers, Governors in Overhauling Health Insurance

President Donald Trump sought on Monday to bring the nation’s largest insurance companies on board with his plans to overhaul Obamacare, saying their help was needed to deliver a smooth transition to the Republicans’ new plan. “We must work together …

New York Announces Health Insurance Reforms to Combat Opioid Crisis

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that new health insurance reforms aimed at combatting New York State’s heroin and opioid crisis will go into effect January 1, 2017. These reforms were part of the legislative package that the Governor signed …

Union Strike at New York Chemical Plant Enters 4th Week

A strike by hundreds of union workers at an upstate New York chemical plant is now into its fourth week. Some 700 members of an IUE-CWA local walked off the job earlier this month at Momentive Performance Materials in the …

On Eve of Trump Repeal Effort, Obamacare Campaigns for ‘Young Invincibles’

Two months before President-elect Donald Trump begins his attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration and its allies are making an aggressive final push to sign-up some of the program’s most reluctant customers — young people. Healthy …

Canada’s Health Insurance Startup, League, Receives Broker License

Canadian health benefit startup League Inc said on Wednesday it has teamed up with the insurance arm of backer Royal Bank of Canada as it expands into insurance, targeting the many small businesses offering no such benefits to employees. The company received …

Harvard University Dining Hall Workers Prepare Strike Over Wages and Health Insurance

Harvard University dining hall workers are preparing to go on strike. The workers, represented by the Unite Here Local 26, say they’ll strike starting Wednesday if a new contract isn’t reached by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Union negotiator Michael Kramer says …

Midwest States See Gains in Health Insurance Coverage

Several Midwest states report significant drops in the number of residents without health insurance. New data shows nearly 200,000 Wisconsin residents gained some form of health insurance between 2013 and 2015. In Illinois, under the Affordable Care Act, the number …