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Americans say theyre filling up less on fast food and pizza, according to a U.S. survey.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is preparing to retire, extended benefits such as child care, commissary privileges and transportation to military bases to same-sex partners of service members.
Its time to take a closer look at employee assistance programs .
Americans are again taking advantage of health savings accounts and health reimbursement arrangements. According to new research, average account balances across the nation in 2012 were up 4% from the year before.
Oklahoma opposed a request by the U.S. that a judge dismiss the states lawsuit challenging President Obamas 2010 health-care reform legislation.
The second-biggest U.S. health insurers 2013 forecast reflects uncertainties that include a flu outbreak, U.S. budget negotiations and implementation of President Obamas health care overhaul.
With the final provisions of the Affordable Care Act slated to take effect in 2014including the implementation of public exchangesemployers are taking a hard look at the impact these changes may have on their benefit programs for 2014 and beyond, and are evaluating the possibility of engaging private exchanges.
Dont miss this web seminar for a lively discussion on the status of public exchanges, the rapidly developing private exchange market, and what it all means to employers.
Topics of discussion will include:
Two of the largest U.S. drugstore chains, said they are running short of influenza vaccines as an earlier and more severe flu season drives up demand from Michigan to New Jersey.
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. provider of medical coverage, will join the Mayo Clinic in a research alliance designed to merge insurance records and medical data to find more efficient ways to deliver care.
The majority of employees still report a lack of confidence in their benefit decisions after open enrollment. Trustnode CEO Kevin Dunn shares ways to improve the process and increase satisfaction with benefit choices.
The U.S. influenza season is off to a fast start, which may hurt insurers, hospitals and people lulled by the milder outbreaks of the recent past.
Health-care spending in the U.S. grew at less than half the pre-recession level for the third straight year, as employers shifted more costs to strapped workers and state governments limited payouts for the poor.
The biggest U.S. medical insurer is learning to sell health insurance to consumers the way other companies sell shoes, office supplies or iPhones through a storefront as PPACAs sweeping reforms take place.
Brokers may need to be concerned about how a proposed change by the NAIC to the current stop-loss model could essentially trap their clients and remove their options for affordable care effectively forcing them into state exchanges and eliminating the role of the broker, writes EBA Blogger Sam Fleet.
United Benefit Advisors recently released the results of its 2012 Health Plan Survey. Since its the largest and most comprehensive health plan benchmarking survey in the industry, the results are always interesting, says the company's CEO.