health insurance

By Jonah Comstock October 1, 2014
Health insurers need to make a change fast, according to a new report from investment firm the Psilos Group. The group's 2014 Healthcare Outlook report contends that the shift in insurers' customer base from mostly employers to mostly individuals, spurred by the Affordable Care Act, will lead to a major shift in how the insurance market works. “The health insurance industry’s 50-year legacy as a...
By Jonah Comstock January 2, 2013
A new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) suggests that not only are people who are enrolled in consumer-driven health plans more cost conscious, but they're also more engaged with mobile health and digital health tools. EBRI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that seeks to provide objective data about different employee benefit options. In December, the group conducted an...
By Brian Dolan March 10, 2010
Some 35,000 patients in Buffalo, NY with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York plans will soon have 24 hour access to their physicians via web cams, phone or secure text messages, according to the healthcare insurance provider. BCBS is working with American Well for some of the technology and integrating with Microsoft's HealthVault personal health platform to better connect patients and...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
eHealthInsturance goes mobile: Mountain View, California-based eHealthInsurance launched their mobile site late last week: www.ehealth.com. The public company is offering Individual, Family and Short-term health insurance products through its new mobile site. While shoppers for the Individual and Family plans can look up coverage details, create and account and start an application, they still...