The debit card that could help pet parents save big on vet care

The debit card that could help pet parents save big on vet care

Veterinary care is expensive, and like almost everything else right now, it’s not immune to inflation. The average cost of emergency care for a pet is between $800 and $1,500, but 97% of pets in the U.S. are not insured.And, as a friend recently described so succinctly to me, think of it this way: Pet

How to Protect Yourself During a Time of Economic Uncertainty
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How to Protect Yourself During a Time of Economic Uncertainty

There is this adage that says skills pay the bills.According to data from LinkedIn, skills for today’s occupations have changed by 25 percent since 2015 and that number is expected to double by 2027, with soft skills like leadership and communication rising to the top, and the most in-demand hard skills include customer service and sales. As we

The $18,000 Breast Biopsy: When Having Insurance Costs You a Bundle
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The $18,000 Breast Biopsy: When Having Insurance Costs You a Bundle

Dani Yuengling of Conway, South Carolina, researched how much a needle biopsy of a lump in her breast might cost. The hospital website showed it would be about $1,400 for someone without insurance. She reasoned her bill with insurance would be less. Instead, the sticker price was close to $18,000, and she was on the

Lower-income Americans are losing access to life-saving treatments for anorexia: ‘There are just gross inequities in access to care’
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Lower-income Americans are losing access to life-saving treatments for anorexia: ‘There are just gross inequities in access to care’

The pandemic exacerbated many mental health problems, and eating disorders are no exception: Emergency room visits for girls suffering from anorexia and bulimia were twice as high in January of this year as they were three years earlier.What hasn’t kept up is how government-funded insurance programs have responded to the crisis. Families are struggling to obtain adequate care

Malaysia to Offer Crop Insurance as Part of Food Security Push

Malaysia to Offer Crop Insurance as Part of Food Security Push

A farmer in a paddy field in Sekinchan, Malaysia.Photographer: Samsul Said/BloombergAugust 6, 2022, 5:51 AM UTCMalaysia will offer government-backed insurance plans to help compensate farmers for losses after natural disasters, as part of measures to strengthen food security.The Agro-Food Takaful Insurance Scheme will be launched through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries and will initially

Health insurance prices for care are now out there, but finding them is an ordeal

Health insurance prices for care are now out there, but finding them is an ordeal

Insurers are complying with federal rules aimed at price transparency that took effect July 1, but consumer use of the data may have to wait until private firms synthesize it. DNY59/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption DNY59/Getty Images Insurers are complying with federal rules aimed at price transparency that took effect July 1, but consumer

Health Insurance Price Data: It’s Out There, but It’s Not for the Faint of Heart

Health Insurance Price Data: It’s Out There, but It’s Not for the Faint of Heart

Data wonks with mighty computers are overjoyed. Ordinary consumers, not so much. That’s the reaction about three weeks into a data dump of enormous proportions. Health insurers are posting their negotiated rates for just about every type of medical service they cover across all providers. But so much data is flowing in from insurers —

10 Best Small Business Insurance Companies
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10 Best Small Business Insurance Companies

A small business is defined as an enterprise with fewer than 500 employees. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 31 million small businesses in the United States, making up 99.7% of all businesses in the country. Running a small business is not easy, and one of the many challenges that

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