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The Electronics Industry Sees Money In Your Health

The Electronics Industry Sees Money In Your Health

Eric Taub LAS VEGAS — If the scores of personal health care devices at the Consumer Electronics Show last week are any indication, it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush by high-tech companies to capitalize on people’s worries ...

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Cigna brings together Ted Danson, Queen Latifah and Nick Jonas to encourage everyone to take control of their physical and emotional health

Cigna brings together Ted Danson, Queen Latifah and Nick Jonas to encourage everyone to take control of their physical and emotional health

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global health service company Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) today unveiled a new initiative championing its whole person approach to health and well-being. The company is bringing together three cultural ...

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Without Obamacare Penalty, Think It’ll Be Nice To Drop Your Plan? Better Think Twice

Without Obamacare Penalty, Think It’ll Be Nice To Drop Your Plan? Better Think Twice

Dana Farrell’s car insurance is due. So is her homeowner’s insurance — plus her property taxes. It’s also time to re-up her health coverage. But that’s where Farrell, a 54-year-old former social worker, is drawing the line. “I’ve been ...

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WBD News Flash: Weekly industry highlights 12/17/18

WBD News Flash: Weekly industry highlights 12/17/18

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 ...

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

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. ...

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

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, ...

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

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, ...

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CVS Health and Aetna close $70 billion merger

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Election Impact: Health care stocks jump following midterms

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 ...

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