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What do company health insurance plans provide?

Company health insurance plans are a voluntary employer benefit and an increasingly important part of company pension and benefits systems. They enable employers to invest in the health of their employees. They are also a useful modular complement to both statutory and private health insurance. Company health insurance plans allow employers to attract first-rate staff and to retain them for the long term. Employees, in turn, are provided with a variety of attractive additional benefits, for instance treatme...

The association between insurance type and cost-related delay in care: a survey.

Massachusetts has insurance rates similar to those projected under the Affordable Care Act, but many of the state's patients are insured through private insurance plans with high out-of-pocket costs. We aimed to explore the relationship between insurance type (private vs public) and delays in care due to cost, stratified by income.

NT-proBNP Predicts All-Cause Mortality in a Population of Insurance Applicants, Follow-up Analysis and Further Observations.

- Further refine the independent value of NT-proBNP, accounting for the impact of other test results, in predicting all-cause mortality for individual life insurance applicants with and without heart disease.

Trauma-Induced Insurance Instability: Variation in Insurance Coverage for Patients Who Experience Readmission after Injury.

Traumatic injuries result in a significant disruption to patients' lives, including their ability to work, which may place patients at risk of losing insurance coverage. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of injury on insurance status. We hypothesized that trauma patients with ongoing health needs experience changes in coverage.

Private healthcare provider experiences with social health insurance schemes: Findings from a qualitative study in Ghana and Kenya.

Incorporating private healthcare providers into social health insurance schemes is an important means towards achieving universal health coverage in low and middle income countries. However, little research has been conducted about why private providers choose to participate in social health insurance systems in such contexts, or their experiences with these systems. We explored private providers' perceptions of and experiences with participation in two different social health insurance schemes in Sub-Sahar...

Coverage by health insurance or discount cards: a household survey in the coverage area of the Family Health Strategy.

This study was designed to assess the reasons for health insurance coverage in a population covered by the Family Health Strategy in Brazil. We describe overall health insurance coverage and according to types, and analyze its association with health-related and socio-demographic characteristics. Among the 31.3% of persons (95%CI: 23.8-39.9) who reported "health insurance" coverage, 57.0% (95%CI: 45.2-68.0) were covered only by discount cards, which do not offer any kind of coverage for medical care, but on...

Cost-effectiveness of national health insurance programs in high-income countries: A systematic review.

National health insurance is now common in most developed countries. This study reviews the evidence and synthesizes the cost-effectiveness information for national health insurance or disability insurance programs across high-income countries.

Impact of the insurance type of head and neck cancer patients on their hospitalization utilization patterns.

Head and neck cancer (HNC) patients with Medicaid, Medicare, or no insurance show poor outcomes in comparison with privately insured patients. It was hypothesized that nonprivate insurance coverage biases the selection of the treatment site to favor hospitals that are not associated with optimum treatment outcomes. This study assessed the relation between the insurance type of HNC patients and the hospital type for inpatient care.

Differences exist across insurance schemes in China post-consolidation.

In China, the basic insurance system consists of three schemes: the UEBMI (Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance), URBMI (Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance), and NCMS (New Cooperative Medical Scheme), across which significant differences have been observed. Since 2009, the central government has been experimenting with consolidating these schemes in selected areas. This study examines whether differences still exist across schemes after the consolidation.

All-Cause Mortality for Life Insurance Applicants with a History of Prostate Cancer.

- To determine the all-cause mortality of life insurance applicants diagnosed with prostate cancer currently or at some time in the past.

The Affordable Care Act's insurance market regulations' effect on coverage.

Much of the debate surrounding reform of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) revolves around its insurance market regulation. This paper studies the impact on health insurance coverage of those provisions. Using data from the American Community Survey, years 2008-2015, I focus on individuals, ages 26 to 64, who are ineligible for the subsidies or Medicaid expansions included in the ACA to isolate the effect of its market regulation. To account for time trends, I utilize a differences-in-dif...

Insurance Appeals for Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery: A Micro Cost Analysis and How-to Guide.

When insurance coverage for pediatric reconstructive procedures is denied, a stressful and time-consuming appeals process ensues. This article discusses the results of a micro cost analysis performed to better understand the time and monetary burden that the insurance process places on our clinic and families. We also advise plastic surgeons on how to appeal insurance denials for necessary reconstructive procedures.

Perceptions of healthcare quality in Ghana: Does health insurance status matter?

This study's objective is to provide an alternative explanation for the low enrolment in health insurance in Ghana by analysing differences in perceptions between the insured and uninsured of the non-technical quality of healthcare. It further explores the association between insurance status and perception of healthcare quality to ascertain whether insurance status matters in the perception of healthcare quality. Data from a survey of 1,903 households living in the catchment area of 64 health centres were ...

Insurance Status Affects In-Hospital Complication Rates After Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Insurance status has been shown to be a predictor of patient morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of patient insurance status on the in-hospital complication rates following total knee arthroplasty. Data were obtained from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2004 through 2011). Patient demographics and comorbidities were analyzed and stratified by insurance type. Analysis was performed with a matched cohort comparing complication rates between patients with Medicare vs ...

Editorial: In Good Company.

Bacteria and fungi in day-old turkeys vary among companies, collection periods, and breeder flocks.

Microbial colonization of the intestinal tract of commercial poultry is highly variable, likely due to the fact that poults and chicks are hatched and raised without exposure to adult birds and their microbiota. In industrial poultry production, it is hypothesized that most of the microbiota is obtained through horizontal transmission from the environment and very little by maternal transmission. The initial gut microbiota will therefore differ between flocks and companies based on environmental conditions ...

Access to health insurance coverage among sub-Saharan African migrants living in France: Results of the ANRS-PARCOURS study.

Migrants' access to care depends on their health insurance coverage in the host country. We aimed to evaluate in France the dynamic and the determinants of health insurance coverage acquisition among sub-Saharan migrants.

New Italian law on malpractice: the impact with risk, insurance and accountability management.

The new Italian Law on malpractice redefined the risk profile of public and private healthcare Organization. This new law is a legislative response to the Italian medical malpractice insurance crisis. The law, in fact, requires an approach on risk thinking based and accountability. Finally, it also requires a review of the insurance management.

Examination of Bell's palsy in consideration of the Austrian private accident insurance.

In western Europe peripheral facial palsy is the most common cranial nerve disorder. The constitutional palsy may be ideopathic or combined with other disorders, above all Lyme's disease and otogenic zoster. The traumatic palsy is nearly always combined with other severe injuries and above all caused by accidents.Constitutional palsies have a less degree of partial recovery compared to the traumatic forms. The expert has to evaluate the actual status of palsy at the time of examination and also to consider ...

Experiences with Health Insurance and Health Care in the Context of Welfare Reform.

Studies have shown that in the wake of welfare reform there has been a drop in the health insurance coverage and health care utilization of low-income mothers. Using data from 20 telephone interviews, this study explored the health insurance and health care experiences of current and former welfare participants living in Los Angeles County. This study found that half of these women had been uninsured at some point. Many of these lapses in health insurance coverage were linked to employment transitions and l...

Infusing Adult Education Principles Into a Health Insurance Literacy Program.

Health insurance literacy is an emerging concept in the health education and health promotion field. The passage of the Affordable Care Act highlighted the link between health insurance and health outcomes. However, the law does not specifically address how the public should be educated on choosing an appropriate health insurance plan. Research shows adults, regardless of previous health insurance status, are likely confused and uncertain about their selection. The University of Maryland Extension developed...

Health Insurance Status and Clinical Cancer Screenings Among U.S. Adults.

Health insurance coverage is linked to clinical preventive service use. This study examined cancer screenings among U.S. adults by health insurance status.

Evaluating the influential priority of the factors on insurance loss of public transit.

Understanding correlation between influential factors and insurance losses is beneficial for insurers to accurately price and modify the bonus-malus system. Although there have been a certain number of achievements in insurance losses and claims modeling, limited efforts focus on exploring the relative role of accidents characteristics in insurance losses. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the influential priority of transit accidents attributes, such as the time, location and type of accid...

Crimean Thornapple Depicted by Liebig's Extract of Meat Company.

Reimbursement of health apps by the German statutory health insurance.

A reimbursement category for "apps" does not exist in German statutory health insurance. Nevertheless different ways for reimbursement of digital health care products or processes exist. This article provides an overview and a description of the most relevant finance and reimbursement categories for apps in German statutory health insurance. The legal qualifications and preconditions of reimbursement in the context of single contracts with one health insurance fund will be discussed as well as collective ...

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