Latinos given health-benefits advice

With Latinos in South Texas at greater risk for developing diabetes, obesity and certain cancers, it is crucial to alert residents that enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins Oct. 1, local leaders said Thursday. Access to medical care is critical to help prevent some of those problems, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte said […]

Most individual health insurance isn’t good enough for Obamacare

If you buy your own health insurance now, you’ll be in for a big change when you sign up for coverage in 2014. Just over half of the individual plans currently on the market do not meet the standards to be sold next year, when many key provisions of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act kick […]

Idaho health insurers pile up surpluses

Idaho’s two major health insurance companies are using money from double-digit rate increases to build savings and investment accounts that now top $600 million. Similarly rising stockpiles among insurers doing business in Washington have raised concerns by its insurance commissioner that the surpluses are more than the companies need. He wants legislation to let him […]