It amazes me how many people to this day believe insurance companies are some sort of magical service designed to protect innocent people from the pitfalls of life. The unfortunate reality is, at the end of the day insurance companies exist solely to make a profit. Don’t get me wrong, insurance companies aren’t evil conglomerates […]

Nowadays, there are a lot of insurance providers to choose from. Selecting the right company can be overwhelming. But no matter what type of policy you are buying, there are five things you should consider before choosing an insurance company. Rating There are several different organizations that rate insurance companies. Three to take notice of […]

I predict you’re going to be seeing more of this type of thing over the next year, and it’s probably about time. There’s a battle going on in the lower New York state area between Empire Blue Cross and a hospital group calling itself the Stellaris Health Network, which is a joint venture of four […]

Health care took a major beating last year in this country. Sure, I understand that the first thing the President should have concentrated on is the economy, most specifically jobs. I also understand what his position was on health care. I don’t know that either he or the Democrats in Congress explained well enough what […]

There’s a story in the local news about Excellus Blue Cross, one of the larger Blue Cross companies in the nation, discovering a billing glitch in their system (a misnomer since they’re actually paying claims) which has led to both hospitals and physicians not getting paid on claims for a couple of months now. Supposedly, […]

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