Category Archives: National News

  1. America’s Health Care Spending Keeps Rising Really Slowly. Seriously. You’re probably not seeing this in your own health care costs, though.

    There’s good news in the latest official government report on national health care spending. That will be a surprise to most people who actually use the American health care system. Last year, the rate of growth in the total amount of money U.S. residents, businesses and governments spent on health care was just 3.9 percent,…

  2. WBD News Flash: Weekly industry highlights 12/10/18

    Welcome to the WBD News Flash, your weekly highlight of HR benefits and healthcare news. Weekly, we will provide you with the top trending industry news stories in healthcare, human resources, legislation, benefits technology and administration, and more. Make the WBD News Flash your go to reference for current events! Silicon Valley’s Solutions To Elderly Care, Diabetes And…

  3. WBD News Flash: Weekly industry highlights 12/03/18

    Welcome to the WBD News Flash, your weekly highlight of HR benefits and healthcare news. Weekly, we will provide you with the top trending industry news stories in healthcare, human resources, legislation, benefits technology and administration, and more. Make the WBD News Flash your go to reference for current events!​ How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation Satisfied employees…

  4. CVS Health and Aetna close $70 billion merger

    CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), a company that is leading the transformation of health care, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Aetna (NYSE: AET), establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. “Today marks the start of a new day in health care and a transformative moment for our company and our…

  5. A giant insurer is offering free Apple Watches to customers who meet walking goals

    Hundreds of thousands of UnitedHealthcare customers who participate in a health rewards program can now “walk off” the cost of an Apple Watch, essentially getting a $300 version of the device for free. The program could potentially encompass millions of new customers. Apple is increasingly in talks with insurers about getting the cost of its Apple Watch subsidized, as…

  6. Election Impact: Health care stocks jump following midterms

    By MARLEY JAY November 7, 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of the midterm elections was good for the stock market in general, mostly because it didn’t produce any big surprises, but it was especially good for the health care industry and several other companies. Health insurers rose sharply Wednesday as investors anticipated that any…

  7. WBD News Flash: Weekly industry highlights 11/12/18

    Welcome to the WBD News Flash, your weekly highlight of HR benefits and healthcare news. Weekly, we will provide you with the top trending industry news stories in healthcare, human resources, legislation, benefits technology and administration, and more. Make the WBD News Flash your go to reference for current events!​ Amazon adds to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine…

  8. WBD News Flash: Weekly industry highlights 11/05/18

    Welcome to the WBD News Flash, your weekly highlight of HR benefits and healthcare news. Weekly, we will provide you with the top trending industry news stories in healthcare, human resources, legislation, benefits technology and administration, and more. Make the WBD News Flash your go to reference for current events!​ Does teamwork make the dream work? Effective teamwork is…

  9. How this election could affect your health care: Some key races to watch

    Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Voters this year have told pollsters in no uncertain terms that health care is important to them. In particular, maintaining insurance protections for preexisting conditions is the top issue to many. But the results of the midterm elections are likely to have a major impact on a broad array of…

  10. WBD News Flash: Weekly industry highlights 10/29/18

    Welcome to the WBD News Flash, your weekly highlight of HR benefits and healthcare news. Weekly, we will provide you with the top trending industry news stories in healthcare, human resources, legislation, benefits technology and administration, and more. Make the WBD News Flash your go to reference for current events! Is your employee feedback and engagement a trick or…