Energy & Green Tech

Low-income Californians pay unequal share of state's power costs

Californians not only pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country, but they pay two-to-three-times more for power than it costs to provide, according to a report by researchers at the Energy Institute at Haas ...

Business

Gig economy lives on after California passes Uber-led referendum

The so-called "gig economy" survived a key test in Tuesday's election as California voters approved a referendum backed by ride-hailing giants such as Uber which preserves the use of contractor-drivers and potentially opens ...

Business

Delta sees 90% drop in Q2 revenues due to virus

Delta Air Lines said Friday it was will reduce hours for some employees as it projected a stunning 90 percent drop in second-quarter revenue due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Software

Multiplayer bouncing exercise brings extra motivation

Computer-game augmented trampolines motivate people to exercise, according to a new study presented at the CHI PLAY conference. The study was carried out by researchers in Professor Perttu Hämäläinen's group at Aalto University ...

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Health insurance

Health insurance is insurance that pays for medical expenses. It is sometimes used more broadly to include insurance covering disability or long-term nursing or custodial care needs. It may be provided through a government-sponsored social insurance program, or from private insurance companies. It may be purchased on a group basis (e.g., by a firm to cover its employees) or purchased by individual consumers. In each case, the covered groups or individuals pay premiums or taxes to help protect themselves from high or unexpected healthcare expenses. Similar benefits paying for medical expenses may also be provided through social welfare programs funded by the government.

By estimating the overall risk of healthcare expenses, a routine finance structure (such as a monthly premium or annual tax) can be developed, ensuring that money is available to pay for the healthcare benefits specified in the insurance agreement. The benefit is administered by a central organization such as a government agency, private business, or not-for-profit entity.

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