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American workers love their health insurance - so much so that most would rather spend a night in jail rather than lose workplace benefits.
Five million American children (7 percent) had no health insurance in 2011, according to a national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Large U.S. companies and their employees saw their health care premiums rise by about 4.9 percent in 2012. That's down from the 8.5 percent jump they saw in 2011 and the 6.2 percent increase they saw in 2010, according to Aon Hewitt.
Despite the promise of lower costs and greater convenience, mail-order pharmacies lag behind their brick-and-mortar counterparts when it comes to customer satisfaction. The recent J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy Study found that mail-order pharmacies experienced significant declines in satisfaction for the second straight year.
New census study shows fewer Americans are visiting the doctor even if they have health insurance or are in poor health.
Annual premiums for work-based health insurance rose by a smaller amount this year compared to previous years -- good news for employers and workers alike. But this year's 4 percent increase still outpaced growth in wages and general inflation, according to the 2012 Employer Health Benefits Survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust.
Most companies offer health insurance premium discounts or other incentives to encourage employees and their families to take better care of themselves, according to a new survey from Aon Hewitt, a global human resource consulting business. And a growing number of companies are tying incentives to actual results.
As businesses grapple with rising health insurance rates and the prevalence of chronic conditions among employees, many are turning to incentives to spur their workforce to remain healthy. Aon Hewitt, a human resources solutions firm, surveyed nearly 2,000 U.S. employers and found the vast majority use some type of incentive program.
Figuring out what a health insurance plan covers and how much you have to pay out-of-pocket should get easier this year when a new health care reform provision goes into effect.
Starting Sept. 23, 2012, health insurance companies and group plans must provide two, standardized documents that spell out information about the plans in plain language
Navigating the health care system can be a pain in the neck, but rest assured some relief is at hand. In fact, it's right at your fingertips. Loads of information is available online to help you find the resources you need, and much of it is available through the federal government.
Here are 10 health care quandaries and links to online help.
California women who buy individual health insurance or get health insurance through their jobs will have coverage for maternity care, thanks to two new laws that took effect July 1 in the Golden State. Under the new state laws, health insurance plans -- both individual and group plans -- must provide maternity coverage. The requirements put California ahead of many other states in expanding coverage to pregnant women.
According to a recent analysis, Medicare beneficiaries are increasingly turning to private health insurance companies to provide their benefits.
The uninsured rate for 18- to 25-year-olds continues to fall, according to Gallup.
A new survey shows most people who would qualify for government subsidies to purchase health insurance in 2014 have never heard of one of the key elements of health care reform.
CVS Caremark says three in four consumers who will be eligible for medical insurance subsidies in 2014 have never heard of health care exchanges.
A high-deductible health plan coupled with a health savings account provides tax advantages and helps you save money on premiums.
More than 2,000 state mandates dictate what health insurance plans cover.
Make sure you understand the rules for keeping your adult children on your health insurance plan.
Before you start infertility treatment, it's important to know what your health insurance covers.
Co-pay coupons help you can get a brand-name drug for the same price or less than you would pay for a generic. But cashing in on the coupons could cause health insurance premiums to rise.