Beyond the bill: It’s time we start looking at health insurance as an investment

Health insurance plans have moved beyond vanilla hospitalization covers by making room for wellness, cover for alternative treatments such as Homeopathy & Ayurveda and are taking cognizance of rising medical costs by providing covers for certain OPD ailments and are including medical interventions such as Physiotherapy, Maternity and New Born Baby care, Bariatric Cover etc. […]

Fauci warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective, public health measures still needed

An approved coronavirus vaccine could end up being effective only 50-60% of the time, meaning public health measures will still be needed to keep the pandemic under control, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, said on Friday. 

Protection against cyber risks – A need of the hour

As business organisations become more reliant on the internet and advanced communications technologies, cyber risks, too, continue to evolve with the advances in technology. This has made businesses increasingly vulnerable to risks associated with theft, loss or misuse of data. In our country, where the controls over Information Technology are not entirely foolproof, many cybercrime […]

Preston gets put into lockdown: Health chiefs confirm all 140,000 residents will be hit by tough restrictions already placed on parts of the North West as Swindon and Bedford are added to coronavirus watch list

LOCKDOWN RULES: WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO Areas affected: Preston, Greater Manchester (City of Manchester, Trafford, Stockport, Oldham, Bury, Wigan, Bolton, Tameside, Rochdale and Salford), Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Leicester.

‘Sales went berserk!’ Eat out scheme serves much-needed help to hard-hit restaurants

The Restaurant Group, which owns the Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s chains said around half of its 400 restaurants were open and taking part. “We have seen a very strong customer response to the scheme, but we are not complacent and the real proof of the pudding will be when the scheme finishes at the […]

Coronavirus R rate up for second week in a row – as UK hits 1

Dr Kyrychko explained: “As the number of confirmed cases becomes smaller, the estimates of the growth rate and the R number become more sensitive in a sense that even a relatively small local outbreak can have a major effect on increasing the R number.”

Americans are moving around too much and taking coronavirus with them, expert says

“Then there’s the other thing that is really the chronic and decades-old dilemma of the social determinants of health, which is why African Americans have a higher degree of diabetes, of hypertension, of obesity, of heart disease, of chronic lung disease, of kidney disease,” Fauci said. “That does not need to be. But to get […]

Arkansas governor, others targeted in unemployment fraud

Connor Hagan, a spokesman for the FBI’s Little Rock office, could not confirm or deny the investigation into the fraudulent claim on Hutchinson’s behalf. But Hagan urged victims of unemployment fraud to report the suspected fraud to the state Division of Workforce Services, contact local to police to file an identity theft report and submit […]

Millennials preferring short-term investment options than longer duration products: Aegon Life CFO

millennials view life insurance? Where do they like to invest? Are they focused enough on saving? And last, where the industry per say is headed in the uncertainty of the new normal?ETCFO caught up with Satishwar Balakrishnan, CFO, and Principal Officer, Aegon Life Insurance to understand the behaviour of millennials towards the life insurance industry. […]

Coronavirus | Centre asks States to test grocery shop workers, vendors; says they can be potential virus spreaders

Alongside this exercise, containment and buffer zones should be set up and the perimeter of the containment zone must be properly secured. Buffer zone should also be identified properly so that any diffusion of infection outside the containment zone is monitored, he pointed out.