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2014-07-09 23:08:11

Metal Gap's accident insurance, critical illness and hospital indemnity benefit will provide first dollar, lump sum payment for covered illnesses and accidents. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 The IHC Group is pleased to announce the release of Metal Gap,1 an innovative product that helps bridge the gap in insurance coverage for many with high-deductible health insurance plans. “As Americans covered by ‘Obamacare’ policies begin to file claims under their new policies, it...

2014-07-09 16:26:46

Case featuring success of Access Health CT will be taught as part of curriculum at Harvard Business School and Harvard School of Public Health SOUTHPORT, Conn., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of Access Health CT, Connecticut's official health insurance marketplace (also known as the Exchange), is the subject of an upcoming marketing case study authored by Harvard Business School professor John A. Quelch for use at both Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard School of...

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 08:28:14

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Dr. Harvey J. Cohen MD PhD, Steve Heilig MPH, and Dr. Mervyn F. Silverman MD MPH, Former Director of Public Health, San Francisco, for Men Who Trust Women: Our elected officials and the Obama Administration must take decisive action to assure that contraception is covered and paid for on the exact same terms and for the same reasons as other essential preventive health care benefits....

2014-07-08 23:07:18

Zane Benefits Announces Health Reform’s Effects on Defined Contribution Park City, UT (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published a primer on the opportunities the ACA has created in regards to defined contribution plans. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making sweeping changes to health insurance, including how small and medium sized business owners purchase health insurance for themselves, their family, and their employees. To adapt,...

2014-07-07 23:06:14

On June 23, 2014, UnitedHealthcare was sued by a new provider class-action in its overpayment recoupment and offset for alleged ERISA violation and fraud. ERISAclaim.com demystifies. Hanover Park, Illinois (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 On June 23, 2014, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) was sued by a new provider class-action in its overpayment recoupment and offset practice for alleged ERISA violations and fiduciary fraud. The new ERISA class-action suit filed in a federal court in Minnesota alleges that...

2014-07-07 20:21:26

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1994, seven long term care insurance experts joined forces and started a new company. Their goal: to help more families protect themselves against the financial and emotional costs of an uninsured long term care need. Today, the National LTC Network (The Network) is comprised of over two dozen firms -- with insurance producers in every state and the District of Columbia -- and benefits from strong working relationships with Genworth...

2014-07-03 23:09:57

Dr. George Flinn, Candidate for US Senate, on Hobby Lobby Ruling and what he calls "a victory for the American people." Memphis, TN (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Dr. George Flinn released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. “Today, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory to the American people in its ruling that employers can opt out of providing coverage for contraception if they have religious objections. While...

2014-07-03 12:25:09

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) yesterday offered an important reminder of the need to expand Medicaid in all 50 states. In quantifying benefits of Medicaid expansion, the CEA provides compelling evidence that broadening Medicaid eligibility reflects broadly-held values, improves individual and public health, increases access to needed medical services, delivers a substantial economic boost to states and reduces uncompensated...

2014-07-03 12:01:03

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Full implementation of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) national health insurance expansion could result in many more discretionary surgical procedures in the next few years based on how utilization changed after an earlier insurance reform in Massachusetts. Author: Chandy Ellimoottil, M.D., of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues. Background: The potential effect of the ACA on surgical care is not well known. The authors...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.