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Health Plans: What is Reference Pricing?

Health Plans: What is Reference Pricing?

Health care caps pit quality vs. cost Source: TribLive Author: The Associated Press The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to implement a cost-control strategy that puts a hard dollar limit on how much health plans will pay for some expensive procedures, such as knee and hip replacements. Some experts worry […]

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The History of Health Insurance in America – Facts / Timeline

The History of Health Insurance in America – Facts / Timeline

How did America end up with this health care system? Pennsylvania in the late 1800s and early 1900s was an unsafe place to work, with a quarter-million recorded industrial calamities a year. So dangerous were the trades, and so gruesome were the accidents, that the chronicling of injuries suffered by workers became its own muckraking […]

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Aging Population + ObamaCare = HealthCare Staffing Emergency

Aging Population + ObamaCare = HealthCare Staffing Emergency

Healthcare Staff Shortages? Here’s what hospital and healthcare system managers think is happening Healthcare workforce researchers and analysts have been arguing for the past couple of years over whether a dire physician shortage will materialize as predicted. Similarly, some are expecting a severe nursing shortage, but others insist the shortage may not turn out to […]

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Auto Insurance – State by State Rate Comparison and Reasons

Auto Insurance – State by State Rate Comparison and Reasons

Car insurance rates by state, 2014 edition Michigan is No. 1, but no one there will be happy about it. The Great Lakes State has the highest average car insurance rates in the nation, according to Insure.com’s 2014 study of auto insurance premiums. West Virginia is No. 2, followed by Georgia at No. 3. Michigan […]

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Eight Ways CEO's Are Commonly Overpaid

Eight Ways CEO’s Are Commonly Overpaid

Eight Outrageous CEO Perks 1. Personal security 2012 value: $1,531,675 CEO: Lawrence Ellison Company: Oracle Corporation Larry Ellison, Oracle’s high-profile founder and CEO was recently thrust into the spotlight during The America’s Cup races in the San Francisco Bay Area. Team USA came from behind to win eight straight races to beat the New Zealand team. […]

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America Median Income, Life Expectancy, Elder Labor force Participation statistics

Everything Is Amazing and Nobody Is Happy Comedian Louis C.K. does a great skit showing how oblivious we can be when complaining about our lives. We get frustrated when our cell phone reception goes out for 30 seconds without realizing how amazing cell phone technology is. “Can you give it a second?” Louis asks. “It’s […]

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The Health Plan Marketplace in Ohio – how did the ACA boil down for Ohio for 2014? (Video)

The Health Plan Marketplace in Ohio – how did the ACA boil down for Ohio for 2014? (Video)

Now that you have had a little time to warm up to this new health insurance marketplace, it’s about time we find out what plans you should give the time of day. With every major health insurance company in Ohio rolling out a completely new lineup of plans to meet the mandates and regulations under […]

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More Spam - Thanks healthcare.

More Spam – Thanks healthcare.

Scams sprout with rollout of Obamacare Ohio resident James Dick already had deleted an inbox’s worth of bogus e-mails about the Affordable Care Act when his telephone rang.On the other end: a convincing-sounding man claiming to be from the national Medicare office. He told Dick that he was ready to send him a new Medicare […]

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Who's Best Interest Should Be The Focus When Your Picking Your New Insurance Plan

Who’s Best Interest Should Be The Focus When Your Picking Your New Insurance Plan

Insurance counselors not allowed in health departments Counselors trained to help sign people up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act won’t be allowed to conduct outreach at county health departments across the state, according to a recent directive from the Florida Department of Health. Local health departments can accept brochures and other outreach material […]

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If the ACA works, Private Business will be the Reason

If the ACA works, Private Business will be the Reason

Health care providers, insurers pitch state exchanges A coalition of health care providers, insurers, bill collectors and community groups have stepped in to promote exchanges where people can buy health insurance even in the states that have declined to create or promote their exchanges. While the supporters may differ on other issues, they share a […]

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GINA law – Health Insurance Discrimination based on Genetic Info

GINA law – Health Insurance Discrimination based on Genetic Info

H.R. 493 (110th): Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of May 02, 2008 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill). View PDF H.R.493   One Hundred Tenth Congress  of the  United States of America  AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, two […]

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Offshoring Concerns

Offshoring Concerns

Could offshored jobs be coming home? The trend among insurance companies to offshore jobs has incensed the broking community and has left some questioning their relationships with those efficiency-driven businesses, but this fad could be much more short-lived than feared. The latest situation to rile the industry is QBE’s plan to create 700 roles in […]

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Auto Insurance customer unrest

Auto Insurance customer unrest

Customer satisfaction drops for U.S. auto insurers: J.D. Power Customer satisfaction with U.S. auto insurance carriers has dropped in five categories over the past year, suggests a study released Monday by J.D. Power and Associates. The J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Auto Insurance Study measures customer satisfaction in interaction, price, policy offerings, billing and payment and […]

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Require Insurance To Own A Gun?

Should We Require Insurance To Own A Gun?

Tougher gun laws needed to combat violence in Boston In response to letters from three students at the Harbor School in Dorchester, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, a Boston mayoral candidate, shared his thoughts on preventing youth violence. The above is excerpted from Conley’s speech last Saturday at the Dorchester Youth Collaborative in […]

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Health Care – Bureaucrat Navigators vs. Free Internet Enrollment

Health Care – Bureaucrat Navigators vs. Free Internet Enrollment

A Cheap Health-Reform Idea the Government is Ignoring It’s a no-brainer. Let the Internet gang help the government enroll the estimated 18 million low-income uninsured for health coverage in the new state health exchanges under the health-reform law, and explain to the uninsured what these exchanges are all about. The Internet enrollment would be free […]

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Opinion On Aca Remains Divided

Public Opinion on Health Care Reform – 3/21/13

Health Care Reform Survey Shows Public Divided And Unaware About Key Benefits                                         Nearly three years after President Barack Obama enacted landmark health care reforms, the American public remains uninformed and divided about the law, according […]

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Insurance Carriers Can’t Figure out Obamacare

Insurance Carriers Can’t Figure out Obamacare – 1/6/13

Obamacare tries the patience of American Business Nearly three years after President Barack Obama signed landmark legislation to overhaul the country’s health care laws, comprehending the stipulations and provisions included in its thousands of pages – many still being written – is proving to be a mountainous task for U.S. business owners. The Patient Protection […]

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Auto Insurance Customer Satisfaction – J.D. Power 6/29/12

Auto Insurance Customer Satisfaction at an All-Time High J.D. Power found particularly sharp increases in customer satisfaction with policy offerings and interactions with insurers.   Customer satisfaction with auto insurance companies is at an all-time high, according to the J.D. Power and Associates’ “2012 U.S. Auto Insurance Study,” due to increased satisfaction with policy offerings […]

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Other of Interest 5/8/12

The financial service industry is facing solemn challenges which is rooted in incessant imbalances, coupled with long term low interest, rise in asset prices and huge savings and credit imbalances. A reliable report predicted that these business and financial trends will definitely lead to a constant risk to the market. Provided below are key trends, which investors, employees and leaders in the financial service arena have to reckon, for purposes of laying down ideal strategies in the future.