INSURANCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/INSURANCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Ebola causing few people to change travel plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58533964-79/travel-ebola-travelers-africa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58533964-79/travel-ebola-travelers-africa.html.csp">Ebola causing few people to change travel plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:53:01.881-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Travel agents say customers are asking whether it’s safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several people who contracted the disease there have been treated in the United States, but only three cases have been diagnosed in the U.S., all in Dallas. Two of those victims flew on commercial flights shortly before falling ill. To put that in perspective, on a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585339642014-10-17T16:53:01.881-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-17T16:53:01.881-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58533964@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:53:01 MDT Probe sought in California no-bid health contracts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58518127-79/california-health-contracts-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58518127-79/california-health-contracts-state.html.csp">Probe sought in California no-bid health contracts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL R. BLOOD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T18:34:02.075-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 06:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • California’s health insurance exchange faced calls Monday for a state investigation of its contracting practices, while a state senator urged the agency to account for deals that steered millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency’s executive director. The no-bid deals “reek of the kind of cronyism that all public servants should be interested in eliminating,” Sen. Ted Gaines, a Republican running for state insurance commissioner, said in a l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585181272014-10-13T18:34:02.075-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-13T18:34:02.075-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58518127@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:34:02 MDT Many insured struggle with medical bills, poll shows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58518048-68/percent-plans-health-deductible.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58518048-68/percent-plans-health-deductible.html.csp">Many insured struggle with medical bills, poll shows</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-13T20:29:06.482-06:00">Updated Oct 13, 2014 08:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • They have health insurance, but still no peace of mind. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured adults say they doubt they could pay for a major unexpected illness or injury. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research may help explain why President Barack Obama faces such strong headwinds in trying to persuade the public that his health care law is holding down costs. The survey found the biggest financial worries among people with so-called high-deducti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585180482014-10-13T20:29:06.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-13T20:29:06.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58518048@www.sltrib.com Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:29:06 MDT Pyle: Love loves Romney, but hates Romneycare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58504709-82/health-romney-com-love.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58504709-82/health-romney-com-love.html.csp">Pyle: Love loves Romney, but hates Romneycare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T15:17:10.919-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 03:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mia Love looked me right in the eye and said, “People should not be forced to buy health insurance.” Seven days later, Love, Republican candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District seat, was the object of uninhibited campaign-rally praise from the inventor of the individual mandate, Mitt Romney. Of course, when Romney created the mandate to purchase health insurance, he was the governor of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As that official name might suggest, they like civili...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504709@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:17:10 MDT Ways to prepare for possible long-term care costs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58484989-79/care-term-medicaid-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58484989-79/care-term-medicaid-insurance.html.csp">Ways to prepare for possible long-term care costs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T16:04:00.426-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Many of us hold on to an idyllic vision of our golden years, imagining we’ll be in good health and living self-sufficiently in our own home. But that scenario is likely to get dashed. On average, nearly 70 percent of 65 year-olds will eventually need some form of long-term care, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. And HHS estimates that 20 percent will need it for more than five years. Whether that means round-the-clock supervision or a caregiver dropping by your home t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584849892014-10-10T16:04:00.426-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-10T16:04:00.426-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58484989@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:04:00 MDT Bloomberg View: Wal-Mart’s policy change may be good news for Obamacare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58503729-82/mart-medicaid-wal-insurance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58503729-82/mart-medicaid-wal-insurance.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Wal-Mart’s policy change may be good news for Obamacare</a></h4>