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2014-06-11 23:11:56

C.M. Smith Health Coaches, provider of face-to-face employee coaching, biometric screenings and wellness workshops, is pleased to announce its one-year anniversary working onsite with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital employees. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 C.M. Smith Agency, providing a broad range of employee benefits, insurance and retirement services to employers, responded to a growing client demand in Employee Health Management by adding a Health...

2014-06-10 23:03:08

An employer health care arrangement is an agreement by the employer to contribute to employees' health care costs. Park City, UT (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published an introduction to employer health care arrangements. According to Zane Benefits’ blog post, Employers use employer health care arrangements either as a stand-alone health benefit or as a supplemental health benefit, integrated with a group health insurance plan....

2014-06-10 12:29:59

LONDON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With all eyes on Brazil and the FIFA World Cup scheduled to kick off in a matter of days, tens of millions of spectators around the world will get a glimpse of life in this fabled country, famous for its football, samba, carnivals and of course as one of the BRIC countries. Brazil, or to give it its correct name, the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the...

surgery costs elusive
2014-06-10 10:04:02

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most products, consumers have access to a wealth of data and information to guide them in a purchasing decision. When it comes to health care, especially the price of surgical procedures, information is nearly impossible to find. According to a new study from the University of Iowa, the quote for prostate cancer surgery varied between 100 hospitals by a 13-fold range. When comparing prices, the team found a wide range of...

2014-06-05 23:00:56

PPI Benefit Solutions Fourth Annual Nonprofit Employee Benefits Study reveals that despite challenges, private nonprofit employers remain committed to delivering health and welfare benefits to their employees but are seeking solutions to help manage costs and improve employee engagement. Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 PPI Benefit Solutions (PPI), a leading provider of benefits administration technology and services with over 40 years of experience working with nonprofit...

2014-06-04 23:00:50

Dr. Marilyn Moon, director of the Center on Aging at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and an Institute Fellow, received the prestigious Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance in recognition of her contributions to strengthening the Medicare system. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Dr. Marilyn Moon, director of the Center on Aging at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and an Institute Fellow, received the prestigious Robert M. Ball Award...

2014-06-03 12:40:06

Presented at Health Datapalooza 2014 by Health Data Consortium, annual award recognizes extraordinary contributions to open health data movement WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Data Consortium (HDC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, public-private partnership working to foster the availability and innovative use of open health data to improve health and health care, announced today that ProPublica's reporting team of Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber, Jennifer LaFleur, Lena Groeger...

2014-05-28 12:31:56

Nearly 100,000 new members will gain access to highly coordinated, cost-effective, quality care ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) received its final regulatory approval to acquire Lovelace Health Plan commercial members and the Medicare Advantage contract. The transaction is expected to be complete on June 1, 2014. This acquisition does not include Lovelace's hospitals, providers, pharmacies or clinics. The Department...

2014-05-27 23:00:19

Majority Of Seniors Think Affordable Care Act Not So Affordable Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 A large majority of seniors think that the costs of new health plans under the Affordable Care Act, better known, as “Obamacare,” are not so affordable according, to a new survey released today by The Seniors Citizens League (TSCL). “The findings clearly indicate that senior Americans don’t believe the new health law fulfills the promise of providing affordable care,” says TSCL...

2014-05-22 08:28:23

HALIFAX, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is holding a national conference on health care to respond to the unprecedented challenges facing the public system and to health care workers' rights. Local union leaders and members in the health care sector will gather in Halifax from May 23 to 25 at the Delta Halifax to hear from leading experts in health care and to discuss the future of Canada's publicly funded system. Prominent medical professionals and leaders from across the country...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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