Fighting Insurance for Care

KRISTIN NOREEN | June 19, 2019 | 130 views

As if living with an invisible disability werent exhausting enough, many of us have to fight our insurance companies to get the treatment we need. Because hardly anyone can afford treatments at todays prices, our insurance companies often make the decisions about what care we receive. That decision should never be made by an insurance company, but that is todays reality.My injuries left me unable to do a full-time job with insurance benefits. If not for the Affordable Care Act, I wouldnt have access to insurance at all. With as little as a private policy under the ACA pays, I question the value of having insurance at all, but I keep it because of the threat of catastrophic illness or injury.

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Carige Assicurazioni S.p.A. ha assunto la denominazione AMISSIMA Assicurazioni S.p.A. Il nuovo Gruppo Assicurativo AMISSIMA è assoggettato alla direzione e al coordinamento di AMISSIMA Holdings S.r.l. A seguito dell acquisizione da parte di Primavera Holdings S.r.l. (società affiliata ad Apollo Global Management) della partecipazione di controllo di Carige Assicurazioni S.p.A., quest ultima dal 5 giugno 2015 non è più assoggettata alla direzione e coordinamento di Carige Vita Nuova S.p.A.

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