Workers’ Health Premiums Rose 63% in 7 Years: Study

By at 17 November, 2011, 4:25 pm

Enlarge image Workers’ Health Premiums Rose 63% in Seven Years David McNew/Getty Images Workers bore higher out-of-pocket costs as well. Workers bore higher out-of-pocket costs as well. Photographer: David McNew/Getty Images U.S. workers’ health insurance premiums rose 63 percent from 2003 to 2010 as employers shifted more of the burden of rising medical costs to [...]


Insurers, employers offer incentives to promote healthful habits

By at 25 October, 2011, 6:51 am

American Express Co. paid thousands of employees to exercise this summer, giving each $200 toward their healthcare expenses simply for walking 21/2 miles a day. Health insurance giant Humana Inc. has begun offering camping gear, cameras and even hotel rooms in the Caribbean to customers who see the doctor and undergo tests for blood pressure [...]


The Crafty Traveller: Don’t get clobbered on travel insurance just because you’ve hit 47

By at 11 October, 2011, 7:17 pm

By Fred Mawer Last updated at 4:37 PM on 9th October 2011 Spending time getting good-value and appropriate travel insurance can save you a significant amount. I’ve had an annual worldwide family policy for many years with Direct Travel Insurance, one of the main players in the market. I paid £122.30 for it a year [...]


UK holidaymakers face travel insurance risk

By at 13 September, 2011, 7:35 am

With 76% over 50s choosing to include UK short trips and holidays in their annual travel plans, Saga has enhanced its travel insurance.   Travel costs can still be substantial for a UK based break, with rail ticket prices expected to rise by 8% in the next year and fuel getting more expensive.  This combined [...]