Life and health insurers helped win the war against tuberculosis in the United States. They helped promote the need for childhood vacinnations and to keep people from smoking.
They and legions of wellness firms and benefits consulting firms with wellness divisions are now helping to lead the fight against obesity and for efforts to control high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol levels.
For the past few months, a panel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been meeting to develp a National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, and the insurance industry mostly seemed to stay away.
One consumer wrote to say that having private long-term care insurance (LTCI) had helped her family deal with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on their parents, and another consumer wrote to say his LTCI coverage had not been nearly as helpful as he had expected.