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Hospitals charging the privately insured 2.4 times what they charge medicare patients

June 7th, 2019 at 2:05 pm » Comments Off

  Indiana Rep. Sen. Jim Banks’ Hospital Competition Act of 2019 would curtail the pricing power of regional hospital monopolies, and incentivize them to restore a competitive market. For generations, the prices that hospitals charge patients with private insurance have been shrouded in secrecy. An explosive new study has unlocked some of those secrets. It […]



Very risky business: the pros and cons of insurance companies embracing artificial intelligence

May 6th, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

The enabling technology for insurers to use AI is the ‘ecosystem’ of sensors known as the internet of things. It’s a new day not very far in the future. You wake up; your wristwatch has recorded how long you’ve slept, and monitored your heartbeat and breathing. You drive to work; car sensors track your speed […]



Self-driving cars might kill auto insurance as we know it

February 27th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

I Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. Dan Peate, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Southern California, was thinking of buying a Tesla Model X a few years ago—until he called his insurance company and found out how much his premiums would rise. “They quoted me […]



Very risky business: the pros and cons of insurance companies embracing artificial intelligence

February 25th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

  The enabling technology for insurers to use AI is the ‘ecosystem’ of sensors known as the internet of things. It’s a new day not very far in the future. You wake up; your wristwatch has recorded how long you’ve slept, and monitored your heartbeat and breathing. You drive to work; car sensors track your […]



This data startup uses artificial intelligence to figure out if your roof is in decent shape

April 10th, 2018 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

When you first buy a house, your insurance company doesn’t know very much about it or how much insuring it will cost. That’s because it first has to send out an inspector to look at the exterior of your house, take measurements, and check out your roof to see what kind of shape it’s in. […]



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