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Consumer Driven Healthcare Plans Surpass HMOs

Several studies recently reveal that many employers have turned to account-based consumer-directed health (CDH) plans to help trim coverage costs and make employees more cost-conscious consumers when it comes to shopping for medical services and drugs. More and more of … Continue reading

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Alaska Tour Operator Hit with $1.5 Million Fine for Failing to Carry Workers’ Comp

Ultimate Tours LLC and Godwin Glacier Tours LLC were fined $1.5 million for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The fine also included violations for misclassifying employees as independent contractors. The tour operator was also fined for violating work stop … Continue reading

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Man with Breast Cancer Denied Coverage – Because He’s a Man

Each year a small percentage of men are diagnosed with breast cancer – an estimated 2,100. One of these men, Raymond Johnson, a 26-year-old from South Carolina, is being denied coverage under The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment … Continue reading

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U.S. Ruling Says Insurers Must Fully Cover Birth Control and Preventative Services for Women

Health insurance companies in the US must cover women’s birth control and other preventive health care services under the new guidelines established by the Health and Human Services Department. The guidelines are a product of last year’s healthcare overhaul established … Continue reading

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Murkowski Bill Boosts Health Care Access for Alaskan Children

Parents may soon be able to purchase insurance for their children across state lines if a new bill introduced by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK),  Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN). The legislation is in response to a provision in … Continue reading

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Combat Rising Health Care Costs with High Deductible Plans

What do you know about high deductible health plans (HDHP)? Employers and employees alike can benefit from this vaible alternative to traditional health insurance plans with high premiums and low deductibles. Wallace Insurance Group outlines the basics of a high … Continue reading

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Soda Makers Challenge Claims of Obesity

The soda industry has filed six document requests from public agencies from California to New York claiming that public awareness campaigns which portray sugary soft drinks as contributors to obesity are “baseless.” Beverage makers are suing New York City’s health … Continue reading

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Understanding Medicare

Most Americans over the age of 65 are enrolled in Medicare.  While Medicare coverage is guaranteed for the rest of an individual’s life (unless of course there are legislative changes made to Medicare), there are still costs associated with health … Continue reading

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

 July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Juvenile arthritis is any kind of arthritis-related condition affection children and young adults under the age 18. In the US, this affects about 294,000 children and teens. Symptoms of Juvenile Arthritis: Pain and … Continue reading

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Percent of U.S. Workers with Disability Coverage Declines

New research shows that 49% of US workers have short term disability coverage, leaving more than half of workers without coverage. Only 44% of US workers have long term coverage, according to research from The Hartford. These numbers show a … Continue reading

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