Barclays earnings hit by £1.4 billion in insurance claims but investment banking profits rise

Barclays reported a third-quarter net loss of £292 million Friday, as difficult market conditions and concerns over Brexit continue to weigh. World News & Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Prudential to charge higher insurance rates for people who vape — the same as smokers

Customers who vape will be classified as smokers instead of nonsmokers when applying for individual insurance policies, Prudential said in an emailed statement Wednesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Insurance linked to hospitals’ decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies

A national study finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients’ insurance type. Children without insurance are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than those with insurance. Child … Read more…

Biden vows to bring back Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty for not having insurance

"Yes, I'd bring back the individual mandate," says the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, arguing it would be popular now, "compared to what's being offered." Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Tobacco company Philip Morris starts life insurance firm that offers discounts to smokers who quit

Philip Morris International, the tobacco company that sells Marlboro cigarettes around the world, is getting into the life insurance business. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

‘It feels like we are still hostages’: Federal contractors who lost health insurance during shutdown remain in limbo

For one firm, the tight margins of federal work meant it wasn’t able to pay its health insurance premium, leading to a lapse in coverage for employees who also lost five weeks of wages. Now they’re bracing for the possibility … Read more…

The Amazon-Berkshire-JPM health venture just hired first female exec, from a big insurance company

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan have hired Dana Safran from Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL … Read more…