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Employers getting more inventive on lower-cost employee health care

Employers getting more inventive on lower-cost employee health care

Employers are looking to expand offerings in many areas, including onsite services such as behavioral health and childcare. Employers are trying more ways to bring down costs on high-quality health care for employees, according to Willis Towers ...

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CNO Financial Group Acquires Web Benefits Design

CNO Financial Group Acquires Web Benefits Design

CARMEL, Ind. – April 29, 2019 – CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) announced today that it has acquired privately-owned Web Benefits Design Corporation (“WBD”), a leading online benefits administration firm with a best-in-class, proprietary ...

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Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day Like a Boss

Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day Like a Boss

The start of Administrative Professionals Day dates back to World War II when the U.S. was facing a shortage of administrative personnel due to a combination of birthrate decline and a post-war business boom. Mary Barrett and C. King Woodbridge ...

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Did you know? Amazon now takes HSA, FSA payments

Did you know? Amazon now takes HSA, FSA payments

By Marlene Satter The move allows people with FSAs and HSAs to pay Amazon for out-of-pocket medical expenses with pretax dollars. Wading in even deeper to the health care arena, Amazon has announced that customers can now pay for appropriate ...

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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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