healthcare News

Covered California Prices for Small Business to Rise 5.9%

Small business employees who get health coverage through the Covered California health insurance exchange will see an average price increase of 5.9 percent next year. The figure announced last week affects roughly 28,000 people who work for companies with up to 100 …

Elderly Healthcare in APAC to Cost $20 Trillion-Plus over Next 15 Years: Marsh

Elderly healthcare in the Asia Pacific region will cost more than US$20 trillion between 2015 and 2030, according to a report published by Marsh & McLennan Cos. The report titled “Advancing into the Golden Years – Cost of Healthcare for …

Many Chinese Patients Forced to Buy Hospital Appointment Tickets from Scalpers

As day breaks, hundreds of patients wait to see doctors in a queue that snakes around the Peking Union hospital in Beijing. Many will wait in vain – “scalpers” like Yu Wei have already illegally bought and sold appointment tickets …

Update: Lloyd’s Underwriter Marketform Sells UK Med Mal Businesses to Beazley

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform announced it has sold its UK Open Market Medical Malpractice and UK / International Delegated Authority Insurance businesses to Beazley. The team being transferred is led by Alex Wakeley, a Marketform veteran of more than 20 …

Allied World Global Markets Appoints Lisi to Augment Healthcare Team

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG announced that Allied World Global Markets has expanded its healthcare team with the appointment of Emma Lisi as assistant vice president. She will be based in Allied World’s London office. Lisi has over 13 …

Lockton Dunning Benefits Adds Foerster as VP

Lockton Dunning Benefits, the Dallas-based operation of Lockton Companies, has added Kim Foerster as vice president in Lockton Dunning’s pharmacy consulting team, Excelsior Solutions. Foerster brings six years of relevant industry experience to the position. Most recently, she worked as the …

Barney & Barney Opens Another Northern California Office

Barney & Barney announced the opening of a Walnut Creek, Calif. office to serve its growing number of clients in the East Bay. The office is in downtown Walnut Creek and will accommodate more than 70 Barney & Barney employees in the East Bay. …

Freedom Specialty, Pro-Praxis Unite for Healthcare Professional Liability

Freedom Specialty, an arm of Scottsdale Insurance Co., is partnering with healthcare underwriter Pro-Praxis, part of the Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Group, for a specialized excess healthcare professional liability program. The Complex Healthcare program is available immediately and can …

California No-Bid Health Contracts Draws Probe

California’s health insurance exchange is facing calls for a state investigation of its contracting practices, while a state senator urged the agency to account for deals that steered millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the …

Both Sides of California’s Health Rate Initiative Make Prop. 103 Comparison

Opponents of Proposition 45 on the upcoming California ballot like to draw a comparison with Proposition 103, the state’s primary auto insurance law. So do its backers. Prop. 45 seems to have slipped in the polls. A Field Poll in …