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Medicare's Own Health Looking Better, Report Says

INSURANCE | By Stephen Ohlemacher, Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

People sign up for the Affordable Care Act at Swope Health Services, in Kansas City, Mo.

Varying Health Premium Subsidies Worry Consumers

INSURANCE | By Kelli Kennedy | Jul 29
Government officials say consumers who have received different subsidy amounts probably made some mistake entering personal details such as income, age and even ZIP codes. Agents around the country received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers.

Charles and Judy Cox, preceded by their attorney, walk to a courtroom in Salt Lake City. The Coxes are the parents of missing Utah mother Susan Powell.

Parents of Missing Woman Vie for Insurance Funds

INSURANCE | By Brady McCombs | Jul 11
The parents of a Utah mom missing for nearly five years are in court with their attorneys vying to remain the sole beneficiaries of about $2 million in life insurance proceeds.

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaking in Louisville, Ky. Grimes has released her first attack ad, mischaracterizing Sen. Mitch McConnell’s voting record on overhauling Medicare.

Fact Check :: Grimes Releases First Negative TV Ad

INSURANCE | By Adam Beam, Calvin Woodward | Jul 9
Shaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down. Now they’ve surfaced in this year’s midterm elections, in one of the hottest Senate races in the country.

Healthcare Signup Grows as Does Need For Interpreters

INSURANCE | Jul 3
Over eight million people signed up under the Affordable Care Act, but some are finding their new health coverage lost in translation, as signups of non-English speaking patients increases. Medical professionals have a critical shortage of interpreters.

A shopper checks out a Kia Optima at a Kia car dealership in Elmhurst, Ill.

Web Sites Can Take Some Hassle Out of Car-Buying

INSURANCE | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 29
Want to take some of the stress and mystery out of the car-buying process? Get on the Internet. Auto Web sites - once filled mostly with reviews and advice - are getting more sophisticated.

Montana to Notify 1.3 Million of Computer Hacking

INSURANCE | By Lisa Baumann | Jun 25
Montana officials said Tuesday they are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server.

Lawmakers Urge Medicare Coverage for Cancer Test

INSURANCE | By Hope Yen | Jun 18
More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billons, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks in front of part of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit

Automakers to Help Save Detroit’s Art Treasures

INSURANCE | By Corey Williams | Jun 12
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are driving into Detroit’s bankruptcy reorganization by pledging $26 million to help support retiree pensions while keeping the city’s art treasures off the auction block, officials announced.

US Law Prods States to Revisit Health Care Rules

INSURANCE | By Holly Ramer | Jun 5
Prompted by the health care overhaul law, several states are updating their rules for insurance networks to better reflect who is covered and how people shop for and use their benefits.

5 Factors That Could Sway Insurance Prices in 2015

INSURANCE | By Tom Murphy | May 28
Customers who bought health insurance on the overhaul’s public exchanges can expect a flurry of reports about big price hikes and some decreases for 2015 as insurers finalize their rates over the next few weeks. But don’t give much weight to any of this.