Medical-loss ratios; Health savings accounts

> Expatriate and international health insurance plans have advised the National Association of Insurance Commissioners that they should be excluded from medical-loss ratios mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, reports Life and Health Insurance News. Article

> UnitedHealth Group's OptumHealth Bank now has more than $1 billion in health savings account deposits, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Article

> Hospital admission rates for blacks with hypertension are almost five times higher than the hospitalization rates for whites with hypertension, reports the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Report

And Finally ... One wrong move, and people start talkin' calamari. Article