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Pa. legislators look to rein in AI in health insurance claims

The use of artificial intelligence has expanded, and insurance companies are now using algorithms to quickly assess claims.
By Ben Wasserstein/WITF

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Insurance can be confusing, here are ways to understand it

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys and Zachary Sherman, Executive Director at Pennie, joined us on Thursday’s Smart Talk to provide insight on the world of insurance and tips on how to choose the best coverage plans.

By Aniya Faulcon

Chronically ill patients could get easier access to new treatments if Pennsylvania state lawmakers act soon

Supporters say the bill will allow medical providers to spend more time on care rather than fighting with insurance companies, but time is running out to pass it before the session ends.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Pa.’s insurance marketplace questions answered

Pennsylvania’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplace is open for 2022 enrollment.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Legislation requiring insurance companies to pay for long-term Lyme disease treament

Lyme is a bacterial infection that is passed to humans through the bite of a deer tick; a common parasite in Pennsylvania. In fact, Lyme disease is so common here that the state has ranked first in the U.S. for reported cases over the last five years.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Smart Talk: Legislation aims to help fire companies recoup cost

There is new legislation in the works that would allow volunteer fire companies to bill for the cost of their emergency response.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF