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Kids Entering College? Time to Assess Insurance Needs

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Say your son or daughter is going off to college in the next few months? You probably have all sorts of checklists.
The folks at the Insurance Information Institute suggest you add one more item: Make sure your child'...
Insurance group recommends making an inventory of dorm items for insurance purposes.

Dentists More Likely to Deny Kids on Medicaid Urgent Care Appointments, Study Finds

If you don't have private insurance, dentists are less likely to see children with oral emergencies, Reuters reports. Credit: Getty Images Sorry, kiddo. You'll just have to deal with that excruciating tooth pain you're feeling. See, yo...Dentist offices contacted almost always made emergency appointments for kids covered by private insurance.

Australian Company Offers Housewife Insurance

Million Dollar Woman started covering homemakers for dislocations, sprains, torn muscles and falls suffered while cooking, cleaning, shopping and other chores. Credit: Getty Images Remember the time Lucy Ricardo found herself locked in...Plan covers injuries resulting from cooking, cleaning and shopping.

Your Insurance Company Really Doesn't Want to Have a Baby With You

Prenatal care is important, but that doesn't mean your insurance company will pay for it. Credit: Jose Luis Pelaez, Getty Images
Do you want to have a baby? Stop and think about it. This is a momentous decision. In fact, it is probably the mos...
Want to make a baby tonight? Better call your insurance agent.

Insurance Companies Find Loophole, Leaving Sick Kids Without Coverage

Insurance companies are doing away with individual policies for children. Credit: Getty Images
This was supposed to be the week when a new federal law kicks in, banning insurance companies from denying individual policies for children with a hist...
This was supposed to be the week when a new federal law kicks in, banning insurance companies from denying individual policies for children with a history of health problems.

Nearly 5 Million U.S. Children Go Without Health Insurance

"Katie ... who?" The name Katie Beckett often draws blank stares -- even among adults who work with disabled children. But the Katie Beckett Waiver is a federal program (also known as the Deeming Waiver or the 2176 Model Waiver) that often enabl...The name Katie Beckett often draws blank stares -- even among adults who work with disabled children. But the Katie Beckett Waiver is a federal program (also known as the Deeming Waiver or the 2176 Model Waiver) that often enables disabled children to be eligible for Medicaid and other services.

Young People Could Fall Through Cracks in Health Care Reform

In your early 20s and worried about losing medical coverage? Maybe you should be. Credit: Getty Images
Under federal health care reform, young people can stay on their parents' medical insurance until age 26. Cool? Well, you may want ...

New York Moves to Require Insurance Companies to Cover Autism

New York legislators passed a bill this week to require insurance companies to cover autism-related treatments, screenings and diagnoses. "It would be unconscionable to force New Yorkers to pay out-of-pocket for this common, chronic condition," ...

Amazing Mom: Lorna Stuart

Lorna Stuart, flanked by her supportive sons, Sam, left, and Nate, is all about making uninsured people healthy. Credit: Courtesy of Lorna Stuart
Amazing Mom: Lorna Stuart, who founded The Clinic, a nonprofit medical facility for the uninsured ...

Oh, Baby: More Hospitals Asking for Payment Before Childbirth

Nurses take care of newborn babies at a hospital in Taiwan. Some U.S. hospitals are asking for delivery payment up front. Credit: Sam Yeh, Getty Images
Before you pack a hospital bag for your baby's birth, be sure to call the hospital's bill...

Acupuncture and Pregnancy?

Being pregnant is a beautiful, wonderful thing. It can also be a pain in the--well, it can be a pain in a lot of places. Those of us who've tackled the trail more than once can attest to back problems, leg problems, headaches and swelling places we d...

When labor strikes - What you REALLY need at the hospital

For first-time parents, the thought of bringing another life into the world--and being responsible for it--is daunting enough. Add to that all the advice, the stuff people tell you that you need and the endless lists of such things and becoming a p...

The voice of Snoopy dies

Many of you will be saddened to hear this, or at least slightly nostalgic. Bill Melendez, who voiced the Peanuts character Snoopy, has died. Melendez, who was also in charge of most of the animation, was ninety-one! He is survived by his wife of si...

When weight-loss camp is too expensive

Being overweight is tough for a kid. There are many options toward weight loss, but some are more (or less) appealing than others. For many, over the years, the weight-loss camp has been a dream. But, while "fat camp" is almost as American as apple ...

PD*Poll: Are you afraid to chaperone?

After a recent verdict, many parents in Maui, Hawaii and elsewhere in the US certainly are. Nearly $700,000 was awarded to the parents of Lauren Crossan, an eighteen-year-old who fell to her death from a Maui hotel room. The teen, who was in town w...

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