Cross-border health insurance

The San Diego Union Tribune has an article (“Cross-border coverage“) profiling entreprenuer Jim Arriola and his low cost health insurance plan covering medical care in both the U.S. and Mexico. His company, Sekure Healthcare, provides a limited-benefit insurance program through employers along with a discount health card program. Both can be used by Sekure members…

GM-UAW deal

An explanation for the recent General Motors-United Auto Workers deal is pretty simple: it is a transfer of risk.  GM will set up a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) which will be controlled by the union.  According to the Detroit Free Press (” UAW ratifies”) GM will place about $30 billion dollars in the account…