WHITPAIN >> Diabetes is essentially a self-managed disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. With health insurance companies offering niche covers for a host of diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension and most recently dengue, the question now is what exactly one should opt for and whether disease-specific covers make sense. “(They) would be very negative for innovation,” Ian Read said in webcast from the annual Wells Fargo healthcare conference in Boston. Federal rules require these plans to have deductibles of at least $1,200 for an individual and $2,400 for family coverage for 2012. The award recognizes Aetna’s long-standing record of diversity and corporate social responsibility. This has offered the much-needed financial relief to the customers who had otherwise lost hope. Diabetics find it difficult to find an affordable health insurance plan to cover diabetes-related medical costs.
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