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Health providers balk at new proposal to disclose prices

Health providers balk at new proposal to disclose prices

By Jack Craver The proposal would require they disclose the prices they use when negotiating with insurers, not the current “list prices.” The Trump administration is considering requiring hospitals to publicly disclose the prices ...

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Health care Artificial Intelligence & machine learning: 4.5 things to know

Health care Artificial Intelligence & machine learning: 4.5 things to know

By Tonia Degner This year, 56.3 million personal digital assistants, including Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s new HomePod, will ship to homes. What can those devices do for health care? Has Alexa changed your life yet? Vacuum the floor, ...

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New court docs: Amazon & Co. want to ‘reinvent what insurance looks like’

New court docs: Amazon & Co. want to ‘reinvent what insurance looks like’

By Marlene Satter Stoddard suggested that employers could try different approaches to getting across to employees just what their health plans cover, since workers are often confused. The joint health care venture launched by Amazon, Berkshire ...

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Younger Generations, Dissatisfied with Healthcare, Will Drive Change

Younger Generations, Dissatisfied with Healthcare, Will Drive Change

Younger generations want more convenient and transparent care and are more likely to support providers that meet these demands. By Scott Wooldridge Younger adults are pushing for changes to the status quo in health care, and even older consumers ...

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Healthcare Spending Hits Record High Despite Flat Rates of Utilization

Healthcare Spending Hits Record High Despite Flat Rates of Utilization

The average annual health care spending for individuals with employer-sponsored plans reached an all-time high of $5,641 in 2017. By Scott Wooldridge Health care spending in the U.S. continues to increase, a new study from the Health Care Cost ...

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Bethany Schenk talks with Kevin Price about the need for transparent pricing for both prescriptions and medical procedures

Bethany Schenk talks with Kevin Price about the need for transparent pricing for both prescriptions and medical procedures

Tune in to hear The Price of Business Show host Kevin Price and Web Benefits Design CEO Bethany Schenk talk about the changes in healthcare. It’s no surprise that access to information about the price and quality healthcare services can ...

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Why mobile should be a part of your benefits communication strategy

Why mobile should be a part of your benefits communication strategy

HR leaders still using breakroom posters, emailed memos or snail mail are missing the mark on communicating to a large percentage of their employee base. As many HR professionals can attest, communicating information such as benefits to employees ...

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Total comp statements: Should you show employees the big picture?

Total comp statements: Should you show employees the big picture?

While employers may have legitimate concerns about such initiatives, experts say the rewards outweigh the risks. Every pay period, your employees can look at their pay stub and see how much they’re earning. But do they see the whole picture? ...

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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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