• Health Insurance

    COVID-19 health insurance coverage changing in 2022

    WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – As the world begins to close in on nearly two full years in the COVID-19 pandemic, health insurance agencies are shifting how much they are covering come 2022. Jenny Shermo, the chief growth officer for Security Health Plan in Marshfield said they have completely covered all COVID-19 testing and in-patient treatment and monitoring since the pandemic began, noting that other insurance providers stopped that coverage after a year. She explained they had been monitoring the federal recommendations of what insurance agencies should cover and the trends in the usage of the benefits to determine if changes  

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  • Health Insurance

    How to get a free rapid COVID-19 test with health insurance

    It will soon cost nothing to take a rapid, at-home COVID-19 test available at pharmacies and stores, but you’ll still have to pay upfront and save your receipt. The White House last week announced private health insurance will cover the over-the-counter tests, with more details of the plan to come by Jan. 15, 2022. “More than 150 million Americans on private health insurance will be able to submit receipts for at-home tests directly to their health insurance plans, so they can go to their local pharmacy, they can order online, and then get reimbursed,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeffrey  

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  • Business News

    Dow posts biggest single-day drop this year as COVID-19 worries resurface

    FOX Business’ Stuart Varney and Lauren Simonetti break down Friday’s market open, Big Tech and travel stocks.  U.S. stock markets suffered among their steepest single-day declines of the year on Monday as the recent rise in COVID-19 infections stoked fears of an economic slowdown.  New COVID-19 infections jumped 70% last week to about 30,000 a day as the Delta variant continued to spread. Deaths rose to an average of 250 a day, mostly in unvaccinated people.  Ticker Security Last Change Change % I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 34935.47 -149.06 -0.42% SP500 S&P 500 4395.26 -23.89 -0.54% I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 14672.677608 

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  • Unsecured Loans

    4 Best PSU Banks With The Cheapest Interest Rates On COVID-19 Personal Loans

    Planning oi-Vipul Das | Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 11:53 [IST] To cover the costs of Covid-19 treatment for self and families, major public-sector banks declared COVID-19 personal loans of up to Rs 5 lakh. These loans are available at low-interest rates to salaried, non-salaried, and pensioners with a tenure of 5 years and no processing fees. Borrowers who are tested Covid Positive on or after 01.04.2021 must provide a COVID-positive report to the bank in order for the loan amount to be sanctioned. So, if you want to get a personal loan for COVID-19 treatment, these are the top  

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  • Insurance

    More young people are buying life insurance because of COVID-19

    You can add another item to consumers’ pandemic shopping list: life insurance. The number of life insurance policies sold jumped 11% in the first quarter from the same time a year ago, according to the industry research firm Limra. It’s the biggest gain since 1983, as COVID-related deaths pushed many consumers to buy coverage. That’s giving a boost to the bottomline of life insurance companies like privately-held MassMutual, which logged a more than 20% rise in first quarter sales and Primerica (PRI), which saw sales rise 16% in the first three months of the year.  In an interview with  

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  • Health Insurance

    Why Out-of-Pocket Costs for COVID-19 Care May Skyrocket in 2021

    Share on PinterestIn 2021, many insurance companies are expected to drop cost-sharing waivers that had helped patients pay for COVID-19 care, leaving their subscribers to pay a large portion of COVID-19 testing and treatment costs. Tempura/Getty Images Insurance companies waived cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and treatment in 2020 to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus. In 2021, most insurance companies are expected to drop these waivers, leaving their subscribers to pay a large portion of COVID-19 testing and treatment costs. Researchers suggest patients’ out-of-pocket burden could be substantial should insurers stop granting the waivers. Being hospitalized for  

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  • Loans With Collateral

    Reinterpreting Risk Premiums to Finance the Green New Deal and the Fight Against COVID-19*

    By Oliver Pahnecke, PhD candidate, Middlesex University, London and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Former (2014-2020) United Nations Independent Expert on Debt and Human Rights       Risky borrowers pay more for the same loans than low-risk clients due to risk-weighted interest rates that are based on the absence or quality of collateral. This approach treats collateral and risk premium in interest rates as exchangeable1Deutsches und europäisches Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht § 13 at 3 (Peter Derleder, Kai-Oliver Knops and Heinz Georg Bamberger eds., third edition, 2017)., but why then is the collateral returned at the end—while the risk  

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  • Business Analysts

    Covid-19 trends, vaccination pace among major drivers for markets: Analysts

    Equity markets this week will be guided by COVID-19 trends, pace of vaccination and global factors amid lack of any major domestic trigger, analysts said. “Among the key factors, participants will be closely eyeing monsoon updates. Besides, macroeconomic data i.e IIP is scheduled for June 11. With receding COVID cases, the market anticipates further easing by the states ahead,” said Ajit Mishra, VP Research. Religare Broking. On the earnings front, while most of the heavyweights have already announced their numbers, few prominent names like Bata India, GAIL, SAIL,  

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