A new study has called for the creation of an Emergency Health Financing Facility (EHFF) for the European Union (EU) healthcare sector, with the securitization of health emergency risks in the form of catastrophe bonds seen as a viable funding solution. The research study, undertaken and published by Professor David Veredas, Professor Simon Ashby and…

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Reflecting the fact insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investors continue to have minimum return requirements, the pricing on Aetna’s twelfth and $200 million health insurance linked ILS deal, the Vitality Re XII Ltd (Series 2021) transaction, is likely to settle at the top-end of guidance. When the latest Vitality Re deal from Aetna hit…

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Aetna, the health, medical and benefits insurance arm of CVS Health, is back in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market with what will be the firms twelfth sponsorship of a Vitality Re, health insurance linked catastrophe bond structure, seeking $200 million of reinsurance from a Vitality Re XII Ltd (Series 2021) transaction. Aetna’s Vitality Re series…

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Two key U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they are inclined to uphold the bulk of the Affordable Care Act as the court weighed the fate of a landmark law that provides health-insurance to 20 million people. Original Article Posted at : https://www.accountingtoday.com/articles/kavanaugh-roberts-signal-inclination-to-keep-obamacare-alive

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Between June and August, the CDC says, COVID-19 was most prevalent in people between the ages of 20 and 29. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week provided new data on the spread of COVID-19 that diverges sharply from past reports and is something health and workers  compensation insurance providers will want to…

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For the second-quarter of 2020, the medical benefit claims ratio reported by CVS-owned health insurer Aetna dropped even further below levels where its Vitality Re series of health insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions could be triggered. This is despite the impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, which might have been thought a caused of elevated health…

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