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How to buy insurance online without having to call a doctor

Insurance companies have been forced to scramble to make sure consumers can buy insurance without having a doctor visit.The companies are facing a growing wave of patient demand for cheaper, better and faster coverage.One company has launched a new website that lets you browse insurance plans without having one.The website, called Insure, also gives consumers […]

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Why it’s not possible to get health insurance under Obamacare

How the ACA health care law will be a boon to insurance companies: By creating a new category of insurance policies, it will allow insurers to offer higher deductibles and co-payments, with the hope that they can raise rates enough to cover the higher costs.That will create new demand for the plans, which will be […]

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What’s in your insurance company?

Insurance industry officials are set to release their annual report on insurance market trends next week, and it’s likely the biggest surprise in the report is that the number of people insured in the market is at an all-time low.“This year’s Insurance Industry Review will give us a snapshot of how insurance market fundamentals are […]

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How to write a better insurance contract

In this installment of Insuring the Future, I’m taking a look at the different ways in which the insurance industry is trying to improve the business of insurance.Insuringthefuture.com, our new premium subscription service, provides the world with a unique view into the ins and outs of the insurance business.Insuring the future: How insurers are trying […]

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What you need to know about the private insurance industry in India

The private insurance sector in India is booming, with private insurers accounting for about 60% of the country’s insurers.But for most Indians, it is still a minority, and it is the industry that has taken the most hits in recent years.Read moreThe growth of private insurance in India has been largely driven by the government’s […]

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The Death Toll of Obamacare: How Many People Have Been Killed by the Law?

5,717 people were killed in 2016, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.That was up from just over 5,000 deaths in 2015.Here are some key facts to know about the 2017 death toll.1.The death toll from the Affordable Care Act was about 1.8 million, according the CBO.2.The total number of people who […]

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Insurance industry market grows to a record level in 2016

Insurers have grown their market share by almost 30% to almost $1 trillion, according to new data released on Wednesday.The number of insurance companies in the US grew by 27% to 2.5 million, up from 1.7 million in 2016, the Federal Trade Commission said in a release.Insurers have been working to make up for the […]

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New US labor laws could increase unemployment by 10% over next five years

Consumers who depend on insurance coverage to pay for medical and dental care, travel and other essential needs may be pushed to the brink by new US labor regulations, a major insurer said on Monday.The Trump administration has proposed cutting the number of hours workers are required to work each day to 45, a move […]

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India’s insurance industry faces a critical time

An estimated 4.2 million Indian citizens have become eligible for the government-run national insurance scheme, but with few resources to fund the coverage, a small number of insurers are struggling to survive.India’s government-sponsored insurance industry is one of the country’s biggest, accounting for more than 70 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).It covers more than […]

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How to get the best insurance rates on auto insurance

Auto insurance companies have historically been among the best in the industry.A number of the largest insurers offer car insurance, but it’s not always clear who the best insurers are.Here’s what you need to know about car insurance companies and what they offer.1.What’s the best auto insurance?1.1 The most important question to ask about auto […]

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