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2014-09-10 08:32:15

Provider Finder Cost Estimator Assists Consumers in Making More Informed Health Care Decisions CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers look for new ways to obtain the best possible care and lower health care costs, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer, announces the enhanced Provider Finder, an online health care solution developed to enable members to more easily research and select physicians and hospitals, as well as...

2014-08-26 12:28:00

Premiums Are Higher but Overall Costs Lower When Out-of-Pocket Costs Included SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Using publicly released 2015 rate filings in 9 states, HealthPocket analyzed health plan costs for five common specialty drugs. Specialty drugs have been a growing concern for consumers given their high costs and shortage of generic alternatives. They treat complex medical conditions, can cost thousands per prescription, and are used for a broad...

2014-07-14 08:27:33

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To determine if 2015 will bring any significant changes in health insurance cost-sharing, HealthPocket examined out-of-pocket costs in public rate filings for Affordable Care Act plans within 9 states. HealthPocket found that expenses for deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs are changing inconsistently among the four categories of Obamacare plans: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans. -- Bronze plans had a decrease in...

2014-05-01 12:31:56

Denver Startup Provides Answers To Expensive Medications DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- RxREVU, a Denver-based pharmaceutical data company, announces inclusion of all specialty medications in their prescription optimization dataset. "In the month of April we saw several stories that highlight how expensive specialty medications are driving higher out-of-pocket costs for consumers. People with serious medical conditions and their physicians need to know evidence-based...

2014-03-26 08:30:03

Enrollees Could Save Almost 20% over Original Medicare and 45% Over Medigap SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Americans are turning 65 at a pace of 10,000 per day and they face a confusing array of insurance decisions regarding Medicare. To help this age group understand their insurance choices, HealthPocket evaluated the expenses associated with their three main coverage options: -- Original Medicare with a Medicare drug plan -- Medigap Plan F with...

2014-03-05 23:26:16

Employers adjust to health care reform legislation through prescription plan design that shifts more cost to employees. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The number of employers offering four-tier drug plans increased 11.5% from 2012 to 2013, with 27.9% of employers now using this pharmacy plan design element, according to new data just released from the United Benefit Advisors’ (UBA) 2013 Health Plan Survey, the nation’s largest benchmarking survey of plan design and cost....

2014-01-07 13:50:07

The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient's share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina. Using data from health plan claims for the anti-cancer drug imatinib filed between 2002 to 2011, Stacie B. Dusetzina, PhD, research professor at the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School...

2013-11-12 23:04:41

1-800-MEDIGAP, a BBB Accredited Business, releases resources to help educate and support seniors in their journey to proper healthcare coverage. (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 There are some wonderful benefits when purchasing a medicare supplement. Read more about medicare supplements by visiting 1-800-MEDIGAP.com. Most Medicare Supplement plans are network free and the different plan types can range in the level of coverage and likewise in the out-of-pocket expenses and premium payments. One...

2013-10-17 23:29:58

Full-service prescription benefits manager (PBM) is helping customers save money on prescription medications amid new health care legislation. Cary, N.C. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits manager (PBM) focused on consumer-driven health care, is helping customers save money on prescription medications as new health care legislation continues to roll out and expenses remain high. Bringing both opportunity and challenges for consumer across the...


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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.
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