make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Health Insurance

Another NC state employee health plan change OK'd

READ MORE:
The General Assembly has finalized a substitute plan to close a funding gap for the health insurance plan for North Carolina employees, retirees and their dependents that still could face a veto from Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
»

Still no NC state insurance plan agreement reached

READ MORE:
North Carolina lawmakers are going home for the weekend without an agreement on premiums for the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers and retirees. Full story...
»

House speaker meets with groups on NC health plan

READ MORE:
The leader of the North Carolina House says he's trying to alleviate the concerns of teachers and retired workers over their state health care plan that led Gov. Bev Perdue to veto a proposal to close a projected half-billion-dollar spending gap in the plan over the next two years. Full story...
»

Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

READ MORE:
Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
»

NC fight brews over who benefits from health pool

READ MORE:
The North Carolina health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses taking shape in the General Assembly is drawing howls from consumer advocates. Full story...
»

$515 million proposal would save NC health plan

READ MORE:
North Carolina state employees and school teachers would pay a monthly premium for their own coverage for the first time and face higher co-pays and deductibles to keep the health plan solvent in legislation given initial approval by the Senate. Full story...
»

Plan puts NC health insurance on chopping block

READ MORE:
Most of North Carolina's state workers, teachers and retirees would pay more for health insurance but get fewer benefits under a half-billion-dollar change being considered by lawmakers. Full story...
»

Local medical experts discuss health care reform

READ MORE:
video It's a big concern for most Americans -- health care. With Republicans dominating the polls in last week's elections many say their first priority in Washington is health care reform legislation. Full story...
»

Health care changes bring relief, confusion

READ MORE:
video Today new health care laws go into effect that will bring a sigh of relief to some Americans. For others they only bring confusion. Full story...
»

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to issue refunds, raise rates

READ MORE:
North Carolina's largest health insurer says it will refund $155 million to more than 215,000 individual policyholders as a result of the Affordable Care Act that took effect earlier this year. Full story...
»

NC High Risk Insurance Pool coming to Bladen County

READ MORE:
While we wait for the new health care law to go into effect, the state's high risk insurance pool is coming to Bladen County to enroll more people. Full story...
»

Organizing for America rallies for health insurance reform

READ MORE:
Health insurance reform supporters rallied in Wilmington for their cause Tuesday afternoon. Members of the grassroots group Organizing for America held a news conference at Central Missionary Baptist Church. Full story...
»

Mock town hall meeting organized for health reform

READ MORE:
One local woman wants to be heard loud and clear by our Congressional representatives on the issue of health care reform. Mary Kay Mason is organizing a "mock" town hall meeting to give concerned residents an opportunity to voice their opinions. Full story...
»

Patients with existing condition can get insurance help from state

READ MORE:
If you have trouble getting health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, a new state program may be able to help. Full story...
»

Blue Cross / Blue Shield to offer free generic drugs

READ MORE:
videoAround a million people in North Carolina who are fully covered by Blue Cross / Blue Shield, may qualify to get generic drugs at no additional out-of-pocket cost for the at least the next six months. Full story...
»