Spot the signs of ovarian cancer

Each year, about 22,000 women in the U.S. get ovarian cancer. It’s also the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. Early diagnosis is the key to survival, and the key to early diagnosis is recognizing the symptoms of ovarian cancer: Bloating Pelvic or abdominal pain Trouble eating or feeling full quickly Urgency […]

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Finding a hospice provider just got easier

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working diligently to make healthcare quality information more transparent and understandable for consumers in all stages of life to empower them to take ownership of their healthcare choices. This includes decisions about end-of-life care, when consumers in a time of vulnerability need transparent, digestible information to […]

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Protecting yourself from pneumonia is easy

Did you know that 674,000 Americans go to the emergency room with pneumonia every year? Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by pneumococcal disease, which can also cause blood infections and meningitis. The bacteria that causes pneumococcal disease spreads by direct person-to-person contact. There’s a vaccine to help prevent pneumonia, but only 64% of adults […]

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Landslides, floods cost Sri Lanka $2 billion

GLOBAL FOCUS Email Print Reprints Business Insurance 5/23/2016 5:44 am Heavy rains, floods and landslides have cost Sri Lanka 300 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($2 billion), reported The New Indian Express citing The Sunday Observer. About 83 people have been killed and 600,000 displaced. A total of 125,000 houses have been damaged, while several private […]

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Behind-the-scenes squabbles between Anthem, Cigna

Squabbles have apparently flared up behind the scenes in the proposed $53 billion merger of health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. According to a Wall Street Journal report Sunday, sources on both sides say the disputes could delay or even threaten any antitrust agreements in pursuit of the deal, announced last summer. The […]

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Arizona referendum repeals benefit hike for public safety plan participants

Arizona voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum to modify pension benefits for existing participants in the $8 billion Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Phoenix. The measure, which passed with 70% approval on Tuesday, will repeal the permanent benefit increase for members of the first two tiers of the new three-tier system and will create a […]

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Insurers urge anonymous database to help underwrite cyber risks

The Association of British Insurers has called for a national anonymous database of cyber incidents to enable the insurance market to better assess, underwrite and price cyber risks. The London-based ABI said in a statement Tuesday that it hoped that an anonymized database of cyber incidents, including business interruption losses, ransom demands, loss of confidential […]

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Global insurer to pull out of tobacco investments

(Reuters) — French insurer Axa S.A. plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry, citing the impact of smoking on public health, and said it plans to sell its €1.8 billion ($2.02 billion) worth of assets in the sector. Axa said it would divest its €200 million ($224.5 million) of equity holdings in tobacco companies […]

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