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2014-08-05 08:32:19

Employers Migrating to Alternative Funding Strategies and Plan Designs to Manage Rising Costs LYNCHBURG, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, health care costs climbed for a family of four in Virginia and North Carolina as reported in Scott Benefit Services' recently released 2014 Mid-Market Benefits Benchmarking Survey results. Regionally, families continue to contribute a high amount for coverage with annual medical expenditures increasing 7% in Virginia and 5%...

2014-07-25 23:00:49

In light of the Affordable Care Act and the rising costs of healthcare, Avant Systems Inc announces the development of its Consumer Driven Healthcare Tool, which aims to enable people and businesses to customize their healthcare plans in order to cut extraneous costs and make purchasing healthcare a more efficient and independent process. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Avant Systems, Inc, an entrepreneur-minded business in IT product development, aims to change the way healthcare plans...

2014-07-14 08:27:16

Chicago based health startup Symbiosis Health expands its footprint CHICAGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Symbiosis Health, a Chicago-based healthcare startup, announced the launch of its services in New York. This announcement is consistent with the company's mission of expanding its footprint nationwide. Often described as the Expedia of healthcare, Symbiosis Health is an online market place for medical services that empowers consumers to compare pricing from different providers...

2014-06-10 12:29:58

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enrollment in consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) grew by 15 percent in 2013, according to a survey released today by the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO). Enrollment in the plans - which include health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements and flexible spending accounts - grew from 39 million in 2012 to 45 million in 2013, according to an AAPPO analysis of the Mercer National Survey of Employer...

2014-06-09 08:29:19

Employers, Despite ACA, Making Modest Plan Changes TROY, Mich., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan employer health care costs are rising at an average of 7% after plan changes, up from 4% in 2013 and above national projections of 5.2%, according to a survey released today by McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company. The 2014 Southeast Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey, now in its 11th year, benchmarks health benefits and cost trends for the current year-...

2014-05-28 16:27:21

The Next Evolution of Health Plans TEMPE, Ariz., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hawaii-Mainland Administrators, LLC. (HMA), a leading provider of third party health benefits and administrative services throughout the southwest and Hawaii, is announcing the launch of its Precis Integrated Health Plans (Precis). Precis plans are fully integrated to include comprehensive health plan designs, corresponding plan documentation, administration, care management, pharmacy benefits,...

2014-04-14 23:01:01

The combination of Orange Health Solutions’ population health management and care coordination services paired with MZI HealthCare’s suite of health benefit technology solutions will enable health care providers to successfully participate in the value-based care transformation underway in the health care industry. JACKSONVILLE, FL and GREENWICH, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Orange Health Solutions (“Orange”), a Jacksonville, FL based technology enabled health care services company,...

2014-04-10 23:22:18

Paramount Rx is helping businesses assist their employees and customers in navigating the new health care landscape as prescription drug costs rise under the Affordable Care Act. Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits manager focused on consumer-driven health care, is helping businesses assist their employees and customers in navigating the new health care landscape as prescription drug costs rise under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The rollout...

2014-01-22 12:26:46

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For consumers who use healthcare moderately, unnecessary out-of-pocket spending can result if a higher tier health plan (e.g. silver over bronze) is purchased without confirming that the lower tier options in the area have more costly deductibles and caps on annual out-of-pocket costs. Even though national averages show deductibles and out-of-pocket limits getting lower as the health plan tier rises (bronze, silver, gold,...

2014-01-08 12:28:28

96% of Bronze Plans for Small Employers Exceed Deductible Limits SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Affordable Care Act capped deductibles for small group health insurance plans at $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for families. However, the Department of Health & Human Services announced in February 2013 that these deductible limits could be waived in situations where a limit prevented a health plan from meeting its ratio of insurance payments to enrollee...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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