3 Iranian Citizens Charged in Broad Hacking Campaign in US

The Justice Department said Wednesday that three Iranian citizens have been charged in the United States with ransomware attacks that targeted power companies, local governments and small businesses and nonprofits, including a domestic violence shelter. The charges accuse the hacking suspects of targeting hundreds of entities in the U.S. and around the world, encrypting and…

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Why does a life insurer need an attending physician statement (APS)?

  Insurance companies might request an APS from your doctor to get additional medical information as part of the underwriting process. When you apply for life insurance, the insurance company needs to know how healthy you are when you sign the policy. They figure this out through a process called underwriting, during which you take a medical…

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Health Insurance Providers Actions Concerning Mental Health

AllWays Health Partners has teamed up with Lyra Health to offer a new solution to expand the availability of mental health support and counseling. Through Lyra, members will be able to seek clinically proven mental health support, find high-quality providers tailored to their individual needs, and book appointments quickly with a therapist or coach by video…

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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans are another way to get your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by Medicare-approved private companies that must follow rules set by Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans include drug coverage (Part D). In most cases, you’ll need to use…

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Beyond Zeros and Ones: When Cyber Attacks Become Physical

When people think of cyber attacks, they might think of things like phishing, ransomware or data theft. But increasingly, something called cyber-physical attacks are making their way into the conversation – particularly in the critical infrastructure industry. “The days of attacking on zeros and ones, personal information, and otherwise confidential information needs to give way…

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California Wildfires Lead to Evacuations Amid Heat Wave

California wildfires erupted Wednesday in rural areas, racing through bone-dry brush and prompting evacuations as the state sweltered under a heat wave that could last through Labor Day. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency with temperatures expected to be 10 to 20 degrees above normal, and urged people to help reduce demand for…

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