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2014-07-10 23:08:35

UBA Survey Finds HSAs Outpace HRAs in Adoption and Participation Rates Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The number of employers offering Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) increased from 14.7% to 15.1% in 2013, and employee participation in these plans rose from 7.1% to 8.8% in the same period, according to new data released from the 2013 UBA Health Plan Survey, the nation’s largest health benefits survey. By contrast, the percentage of U.S. employers offering plans with Health...

2014-07-10 23:05:05

According to a survey conducted by Delta Dental, George Clooney has the best male celebrity smile, beating Brad Pitt who placed second. Julia Roberts narrowly edged out Halle Berry to earn the title of best female celebrity smile. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 George Clooney has another win to brag about next time he’s hanging out with Brad Pitt. According to a survey conducted by Delta Dental1, Clooney has the best male celebrity smile, beating Pitt who placed second. Julia...

2014-07-10 23:01:12

South Jersey arts center selected for support and anniversary grants Millville and Newark, NJ (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is celebrating ten years of supporting community organizations throughout the state by awarding one of its long-time grantees a special anniversary present: An extra $10,000 for general operating support. The gift recipient, the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, had just received separate Foundation approval of a $10,000 award for its...

2014-07-10 12:31:05

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 (27.5 cents) per share on the corporation's common stock. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2014, to holders of record on July 21, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090226/NE75914LOGO About CVS Caremark CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest...

2014-07-10 12:30:02

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Adolescents and Life-Threatening Illness on Tuesday, July 15, from noon--1:30pm ET. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, and Nancy Hogan, PhD, will discuss how the normal challenges of adolescence are impacted when a young person is facing a life-threatening illness. This webinar will address sensitivities necessary in caring for these adolescents as well as...

2014-07-10 08:27:47

Focus Needed by Health Insurance Providers to Meet the Needs of the Uninsured WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the Affordable Care Act is designed to reduce cost and increase access to health insurance, many U.S. citizens still are uninsured and underserved due to obstacles not based on cost, such as technical problems and lack of information from health insurance companies and health exchanges, according to the inaugural J.D. Power 2014 Health Insurance...

2014-07-10 08:25:46

New board members bring range of experience in nursing, rehabilitation and social work MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commission for Case Manager Certification (the Commission) installed a new slate of officers for 2014-2015. With new elements of health care reform rolling out, these officers will oversee the Commission's work as case managers take a center-stage role in care coordination and team-based care. The Commission, with more than 35,000...

2014-07-09 16:28:22

Network Misrepresentations, Enrollment Delays, and Customer Service Practices Violate California Law SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross vastly misrepresented the size of its physician and hospital networks and other key health plan contract terms in order to increase sales during the Affordable Care Act's 'open enrollment period' that ended on March 31, according to a new California class action lawsuit filed by Blue Cross customers and consumer...

2014-07-09 11:43:10

Rice University Half of Texans who are eligible for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and who looked for health plans in the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace said cost was the main reason they didn’t enroll in a plan. That’s just one of the findings in a report released today by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. The report specifically looked at lower- to middle-income families in Texas who don’t...

2014-07-09 08:28:31

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RT Oncology Services Corporation today announced that Alan Hoops has agreed to join its board of directors. Mr. Hoops has more than 40 years of healthcare experience and is widely recognized as an expert in managed care. He is currently the executive chairman of Health Essentials, LLC, a post?acute and palliative care organization that provides a full range of services for frail and chronically ill patients. Mike Martin, president and chief...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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