Category Archives: National News

  1. 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 about their health. The latest version of the watch, which was announced last…

  2. 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 icons, Queen Latifah, Nick Jonas and Ted Danson, to encourage everyone to schedule their annual check-up and talk openly and honestly with their health…

  3. 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 retired two years and my savings is gone. I’m at my wit’s end,” says the Murrieta,…

  4. 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 administration, and more. Make the WBD News Flash your go to reference for current events! In Grandma’s Stocking: An Apple Watch To Monitor Falls, Track Heart Rhythms For…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…