healthcare insurance News

Aon’s Norris Jumps to Marsh to Lead U.S. Healthcare Practice

Gisele Norris has joined global insurance broker Marsh to lead its U.S. Healthcare Practice. In this role, Norris is responsible for the delivery of health care risk management knowledge, expertise, and transactional services to clients across the U.S. Norris joins …

Biden’s Reanimated Campaign Drives $48 Billion Gain for Health Insurers

Health insurers added about $48 billion in market value and led U.S. stock market gains on Wednesday after Joe Biden’s once-faltering Democratic presidential campaign was reanimated on Super Tuesday. The country’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group Inc., increased its market …

South Africans Overpaying Healthcare with Limited Competition to Blame: Watchdog

South Africans are paying too much for private healthcare, the country’s antitrust watchdog said on Thursday, adding patients are sometimes prescribed treatments they don’t need by an industry with limited competition. Presenting its findings of a four-year investigation into the …

Modi’s Plan to Provide Health Insurance to Half a Billion Indians Hits Serious Hurdles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to provide health insurance to half a billion Indians — a mass of people larger than the entire population of South America — before he seeks a fresh mandate next year is already facing serious …

Chubb Global Markets Appoints Hiscox’s Rowley as Senior Underwriter Financial Lines

Chubb announced the appointment of Benjamin Rowley as senior underwriter Financial Lines, Chubb Global Markets. Rowley is a medical malpractice specialist with a broad knowledge of errors and omissions and will be responsible for growing and managing this specialized area …

Ascot Taps Hiscox Healthcare Specialists, Thompson, Williamson & Keith

Ascot Underwriting Ltd. announced that Ian Thompson, Nick Williamson, and Justin Keith will be joining Ascot on March 1 to underwrite healthcare, casualty treaty, and specialty reinsurance business, based in Ascot’s office in Bermuda. The appointments are subject to regulatory …

Arkansas Senate Votes to Continue ‘Private Option’ for Healthcare Insurance

The Arkansas Senate voted to continue the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion another year and create a task force to look at alternatives for the hundreds of thousands of people receiving coverage through the first-in-the-nation initiative. By a 29-2 vote, the …