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The spin-doctor
On 05-08-2007.
Mumbai, August 05: You’ve heard of janta darbar – conducted to hear public grievances – in the Mantralaya or one minister’s residence. But this one’s one darbar with one difference. On every third Saturday of the month, the Employees of State Insurance Scheme (ESIS) Hospital, Kandivli, holds one janta darbar to hear grievances, suggestions and demands of state-insured patients. ...
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Health insurers&39; subprime exposure limited-analyst
On 03-08-2007.
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Take the news with youVideo podcastsAudio podcasts Health insurers' subprime exposure limited-analyst Fri Aug 3, 2007 12:46PM EDT Email | Print ...
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Unum IP package &39;all but eliminates need for GP report&39;
On 01-08-2007.
The life and financial insurance firm asks IP applicants not to list and detail former illnesses or injuries – standard practice among most providers - but instead to explain how they dealt with them.
It says the new “behavioural” method means applications could take as little as two days, potentially saving IFAs more than one week’s waiting time, and in many cases eliminating the need for one GPs report ...
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Company offers pet-sharing service for busy city dwellers
On 29-07-2007.
SAN FRANCISCO - From the state that popularized purse puppies, drive-thru dog washes and gourmet dog food delivery comes the latest in canine convenience - one company that contracts out dogs by the day to urbanites without the time or space to care for one pet full-time.
Marlena Cervantes, founder of FlexPetz, bristles when people refer to her five-month-old business as one rent-one-pet service. She prefers the term ...
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UPDATE 3-Resolution takes on Friends in $18 bln deal
On 25-07-2007.
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LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - British life assurance company Resolution (RSL.L: Quote, Profile , Research) has agreed an 8.6 billion-pound ($17.7 billion) all-share merger with rival Friends Provident (FP.L: Quote, Profile , Research) that will almost double its size and open the closed life funds specialist to new ...
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Profiting From Mortality
On 23-07-2007.
Slide Show >> Death bond is shorthand for one gentler term the industry prefers: life settlement-backed security. Whatever the name, it's as macabre an investing concept as Wall Street has ever cooked up. Some 90 million Americans own life insurance, but many of them find the premiums too expensive; others would simply prefer to cash in early. "Life settlements" are arrangements that offer people the chance to ...
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SCIENCE & HEALTH NOTES Race bias affects medical treatment in US ...
On 20-07-2007.
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Boston, July 20: Deeply embedded attitudes about race influence the way doctors care for their African-American patients, according to one Harvard study that for the first time details how unconscious bias ...
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Humana boosts guidance; announces flexible plan rollout
On 18-07-2007.
Better-than-expected performance in the second quarter has prompted health insurer Humana Inc. to raise its full-year earnings guidance.
The Louisville-based company said Wednesday that it earned $1.28 per share in the second quarter, well above its previous view of $1.15 to $1.20 per share. Humana earned 53 cents per share in 2006&39;s second quarter. ...
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