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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 …

Carrier to Exit New Jersey Health Exchange Marketplace

State officials say a health insurance carrier is leaving New Jersey’s health exchange marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. Officials with Health Republic of New Jersey say the insurance co-op has been under “considerable financial strain” due …

Chinese Firms Enter Private Health Insurance Market for Growth Opportunities

Gaming firms, real-estate companies and drugmakers in China are chasing what they hope will be the country’s next hot commodity: private health insurance. At least 29 publicly traded Chinese companies have announced plans to invest in commercial insurance businesses since …

New Hampshire Encourages Proper Coverage for College Students This Fall

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is advocating that families sending students to college get the right insurance coverage for their children. “We recommend that when college students and their families prepare for the beginning of the school year, they discuss …

Chinese Forced into Massive Debt to Pay for Vital Healthcare

As China’s medical bills rise steeply, outpacing government insurance provision, patients and their families are increasingly turning to loans to pay for healthcare, adding to the country’s growing burden of consumer debt. While public health insurance reaches nearly all of China’s 1.4 …

California’s Commissioner is Asking U.S. to Stop Anthem-Cigna Deal

California’s insurance commissioner wants the U.S. Department of Justice to block health insurer Anthem Inc.’s acquisition of Cigna Corp, saying he is concerned it will raise premiums in the state. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who does not have authority to …