Finance :: Insurance

Funds Through Divisive Visa System Helped SD Dairy

By Carson Walker | Sep 25
Rodney and Dorothy Elliott had a milking operation in Northern Ireland when a newspaper ad - "Wanted: Dairy farmers in South Dakota" - caught their attention. Along with more favorable regulations and cheaper land, there were financial incentives.

3 Ways Insurers Can Discourage Sick from Enrolling

By Tom Murphy | Sep 5
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest - and costliest - patients from enrolling.

Study: House Calls for Frail Elders Bring Savings

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 29
The old-fashioned house call is starting to make a comeback as part of an effort to improve care for some of Medicare's most frail and expensive patients. According to a new study, this actually could save Medicare money.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 28
Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.

Napa Winemakers Tally Cost of Damage from Earthquake

Aug 27
California's earthquake struck just as the fall harvest was picking up. Winery buildings, equipment and wines were destroyed. Carter Evans reports.

Patient Advocates Say Insurers Avoiding the Sick

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 22
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue Target

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Aug 20
An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit.

Winning $90M Powerball Ticket Sold in Colorado

Aug 13
Someone in Colorado is holding the winning Powerball ticket for a $90 million prize. The Colorado Lottery says it's the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state.

US Postal Service Loses $2B this Spring

Aug 12
The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said. The loss for the spring quarter, which ended June 30, was significantly higher than $740 million.

GM Finance Subpoenaed Over Subprime Auto Loans

Aug 4
GM Finance says it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice for documents related to subprime auto loans.