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Dr. Eric De Jonge of Washington Hospital Center conducts a Medicare examines patient Beatrice Adams during a house call at her home in Washington.

Study: House Calls for Frail Elders Bring Savings

INSURANCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Friday Aug 29, 2014
The old-fashioned house call is starting to make a comeback as part of an effort to improve care for some of Medicare's most frail and expensive patients. According to a new study, this actually could save Medicare money.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

INSURANCE | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 28
Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.

Napa Winemakers Tally Cost of Damage from Earthquake

INSURANCE | Aug 27
California's earthquake struck just as the fall harvest was picking up. Winery buildings, equipment and wines were destroyed. Carter Evans reports.

Patient Advocates Say Insurers Avoiding the Sick

INSURANCE | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 22
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue Target

INSURANCE | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Aug 20
An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit.

Winning $90M Powerball Ticket Sold in Colorado

INSURANCE | Aug 13
Someone in Colorado is holding the winning Powerball ticket for a $90 million prize. The Colorado Lottery says it's the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state.

USPS Harvey Milk Forever Stamp

US Postal Service Loses $2B this Spring

INSURANCE | Aug 12
The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said. The loss for the spring quarter, which ended June 30, was significantly higher than $740 million.

GM Finance Subpoenaed Over Subprime Auto Loans

INSURANCE | Aug 4
GM Finance says it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice for documents related to subprime auto loans.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

Medicare's Own Health Looking Better, Report Says

INSURANCE | By Stephen Ohlemacher, Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 31
Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

People sign up for the Affordable Care Act at Swope Health Services, in Kansas City, Mo.

Varying Health Premium Subsidies Worry Consumers

INSURANCE | By Kelli Kennedy | Jul 29
Government officials say consumers who have received different subsidy amounts probably made some mistake entering personal details such as income, age and even ZIP codes. Agents around the country received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers.

Charles and Judy Cox, preceded by their attorney, walk to a courtroom in Salt Lake City. The Coxes are the parents of missing Utah mother Susan Powell.

Parents of Missing Woman Vie for Insurance Funds

INSURANCE | By Brady McCombs | Jul 11
The parents of a Utah mom missing for nearly five years are in court with their attorneys vying to remain the sole beneficiaries of about $2 million in life insurance proceeds.