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2014-05-08 16:25:47

Vast Regional Differences in Exchange Plans and Carrier Implications are Explored in State-Specific "Exchange Profiles" from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group's projections of 2014 exchange enrollment reveal great regional diversity in U.S. health insurance markets. State Exchanges, which opened for enrollment October 1, 2013, are both state- and federally-run. Many variables determine which plans will come out on top, but looking...

2014-05-08 08:33:04

Pet medical insurance provider Trupanion announces updates to its core policy to meet the health needs of pets. SEATTLE, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trupanion, a medical insurance provider for pets, announced updates to its core policy based on suggestions and feedback from veterinarians and pet owners to make its policy even more comprehensive and accessible for pets. The company offers one simple, fair and comprehensive plan for pets that are sick or injured....

2014-05-08 08:32:29

Broadening Coverage of Preventive Services Could Result in Better Health Outcomes, Cost Savings WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 Millions of Americans could benefit from expanded coverage of preventive services under health savings account (HSA)-qualified high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), according to a new white paper authored by researchers at theUniversity of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and Harvard University Medical School....

2014-05-07 23:09:42

In the wake of Aetna’s announcement that it would create a new delivery and care management model that links private exchanges to a national accountable care organization chain, industry observers interviewed in the May 5 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Health Plan Week suggest that private exchange-ACO relationships are becoming an increasingly popular next-generation care model among carriers. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 When Aetna Inc. CEO Mark Bertolini on April...

2014-05-07 23:05:24

CHE Trinity Health and Ascension Health Form Michigan-Based Clinically Integrated Network to Transform Care in New Era of Population Health Management Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Physician leaders in Michigan, in collaboration with the health systems of Ascension Health and CHE-Trinity Health, have created a new statewide clinically integrated network of healthcare providers to improve access, cost and quality of care for the communities they serve. This new company, called...

2014-05-07 08:34:07

Multi-City Study Examined Number of Plans, Premiums & Deductibles SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A comparison of government and broker exchanges for health insurance found government exchanges had more health insurance options than found on exchanges operated by two major brokers working in the Obamacare and Medicare health insurance markets. HealthPocket performed exchange comparisons across 11 major U.S. cities, both for the Obamacare health plan market and for...

2014-05-06 23:16:02

ColoHealth announces short-term health insurance plans as coverage between the Affordable Care Act open enrollment periods. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 ColoHealth has announced it will offer short-term medical plans as an alternative form of health coverage for many Coloradans who remain uninsured now that the open enrollment period for 2014 Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage has ended. Because health plans cannot be sold after the open enrollment period ends, there are few options for health...

2014-05-06 16:32:11

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a rally and press conference today, Kaiser nurses and consumer advocates exposed the fact that Kaiser Permanente has accumulated a reserve that is $21.7 billion - 1626 percent - more than required by the state, while cutting patient care services and raising premiums on consumers. ? ? The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, which has 85,000 California members, also announced its endorsement of a measure that will...

2014-05-06 14:47:59

Findings offer insights into population-level health effects that could occur under Affordable Care Act In the first four years after Massachusetts instituted comprehensive health reform in 2006, mortality in the state decreased by 2.9% compared with similar populations in states that didn't expand health coverage, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. They estimated that Massachusetts' health reform law, which provided near-universal coverage,...

2014-05-06 08:33:57

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS), the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced consolidated revenues of $584.8 million and consolidated operating income of $10.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. Net income was $7.0 million, or $ 0.25 per diluted share. Quarterly Consolidated Highlights -- Total consolidated operating revenues were $584.5 million; -- Consolidated operating income was...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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