Tag - insurance



Dec 14, 2013
Nursing services under the knife
The health and welfare ministry plans to end some services under the nursing care insurance system for people whose conditions are not so severe, and have municipalities take them over.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 1, 2013
CTBC buys Tokyo Star, Taiwan Life
Taiwan's CTBC Financial Holding Co. agreed to buy Tokyo Star Bank Ltd. and Taiwan Life Insurance Co. for about $1.4 billion as it seeks to diversify outside its crowded home market.
Oct 16, 2013
Raising fees for nursing care services
The government plans to raise the out-of-pocket share paid by 'high-income' earners for services received under the elderly nursing care insurance system from 10 to 20 percent.
Oct 9, 2013
Tea party embraces a proven loser
Tea party-affiliated Republicans in the U.S. House are gearing up again, this time on a grander scale, to threaten action that will end up helping the other side.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 29, 2013
Kabukicho clinic chief hid ¥350 million, pays back taxes
The head of a clinic providing after-hours medical care in Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment district has been singled out by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau for fudging his income and concealing ¥350 million of it, sources revealed Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 26, 2013
Meiji will buy 15% of Thai Life Insurance
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co., the nation's third-biggest life insurer, said it agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in closely held Thai Life Insurance PCL to meet rising demand in the Southeast Asian nation.
Jul 24, 2013
U.S. health-care law tied to pay cut for part-timers
For Kevin Pace, the president's health care law could have meant better health insurance. Instead, it produced a pay cut.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 23, 2013
Obama's toughest campaign yet: selling health care reform
Deep inside the White House, in a bare room that the chief of staff uses for meetings, David Simas is still thinking about turnout.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 3, 2013
White House delays health care rule that businesses insure workers
The mandate requiring U.S. employers to provide insurance for workers will not take effect until 2015.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 26, 2013
Sumitomo Life eyes stake in Bank Negara's insurance unit
Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. is among companies preparing to bid for a stake in the life insurance unit of PT Bank Negara Indonesia, according to two sources.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 15, 2013
Insurance OK'd for artificial breasts
A health ministry panel has approved a system that will enable cancer patients to receive public insurance coverage for artificial breasts from next month.
Jun 14, 2013
Pet insurance beginning to mimic policies for people
Early this year, a woman had her rabbit treated for a stomach ailment in a pet hospital for a week, costing her around ¥80,000. But the financial hit didn't pose a problem for the Osaka store clerk because she had pet insurance.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2013
Insurance companies main beneficiaries of scheme to protect obstetricians from malpractice suits
Some mothers claim they are overpaying for insurance to protect obstetricians from malpractice suits.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 1, 2013
Dai-ichi Life plans U.S. expansion
Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. is planning to expand into the U.S. life insurance market, President Koichiro Watanabe said.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2013
Should healthy people pay less for health insurance?
Should healthy people pay less for national health insurance than unhealthy people?
Mar 28, 2013
15.5% quake insurance hike sought
A property and casualty industry body is planning to raise standard earthquake insurance premiums for housing by a nationwide average of 15.5 percent following the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2012
Working the system: Beware of doctors with private rooms
Doctors have ways of making money outside the insurance system.
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2012
Poorer people passing up cancer screenings
The lower your income, the less likely you'll take advantage of your local cancer screening program.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2012
How to keep your health insurance when you can't pay for it
There's help for people who can't pay their national health insurance premiums.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2012
Hospitals redefine the meaning of 'weekend getaway'
Government wants patients to wait until Monday to start hospital stays.


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