Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers rises 2.3 percent from Sept. 2017- Sept. 2018

(Washington, DC – Insurance News 360) – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on October 15 that the consumer price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.3 percent; this is not seasonally adjusted. Food prices increased 1.4 percent, with prices for food consumed away from home increasing 2.6 percent. Food consumed at home […]

Wolf Administration Announces Agreement with Insurers to Eliminate Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment

(Harrisburg, PA  – Insurance News 360) – In October, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to agreement with commercial insurers in Pennsylvania to align prior-authorization processes for opioid prescriptions to protect patient health and safety while ensuring patients have unrestricted access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when needed to battle opioid addiction. “It is vital we take all […]

Wolf Administration Announces Agreement with Insurers to Eliminate Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment

(Harrisburg, PA  – Insurance News 360) – In October, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to agreement with commercial insurers in Pennsylvania to align prior-authorization processes for opioid prescriptions to protect patient health and safety while ensuring patients have unrestricted access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when needed to battle opioid addiction. “It is vital we take […]

Employment up 560,000 in professional and business services over the year ended September 2018

(Washington, DC – Insurance News 360) – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that several sectors have seen employment increases over the fiscal year ending September 2018. The mining and logging industries have seen the biggest gains of all between October 2017 and September 2018. Employment in this sector rose by 61,000, or 8.8 […]