Monthly Archives: March, 2018

  1. Walmart could be buying a massive health insurer

    Walmart is in early talks to acquire health insurer Humana, The Wall Street Journal reports. With Humana’s $37 billion market cap, the deal would be Walmart’s biggest ever, surpassing its $10.8 billion Asda buy in 1999. The talks come as Amazon circles health care and the industry increasingly eyes consolidation. If the two firms agreed to merge, the move…

  2. Web Benefits Design Announces New Website Template Options to Clients

    WBD announces new website template options to clients.  “Clients and consumers want options. They want personalization” says Bethany Schenk; President and CEO of Web Benefits Design.   “Our new platform enhancements offer almost limitless customization for style, colors, information display, benefit configuration and general user experience preferences.   You simply cannot gage taste.  You have to allow…

  3. Amazon is Making Moves in Health Care

    As Amazon moves into health care, here’s what we know — and what we suspect — about its plans Amazon is already making moves in health care. It’s no longer speculation at this point. Here’s what the company’s hiring and product development roadmap points to for the future. What we know The company is already…

  4. Do Apple’s recent hospital deals signal industry shakeup ahead?

    In a recent opinion piece published by the Harvard Business Review, David Blumenthal, MD, who served as the National Coordinator for Health IT from 2009 to April 2011, writes that Apple’s recent pacts with big-name healthcare systems might indeed be poised to disrupt the healthcare industry. Apple’s healthcare move “could herald truly disruptive change in…

  5. Price of Business – Bethany Schenk – Healthcare Transparency – The New Trend

    Tune in to hear The Price of Business Show host Kevin Price and Web Benefits Design CEO Bethany Schenk discuss new trends in healthcare. As America watches healthcare reform stagnate, what now?  How will the free market and localized healthcare initiatives power up and make meaningful progress towards what we Americans need – Affordable Healthcare!

  6. IRS reduces HSA 2018 family contribution limit retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018

    On Monday, March 5, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued IRS Bulletin (2018-10), changing the Health Savings Account (HSA) 2018 family contribution limit to $6,850. The original 2018 limit had been set for $6,900 and is now reduced by $50. This change is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018. The individual contribution limit did not change. No other HSA…