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"Gap" health insurance plan to soon be implemented in Sullivan County

"Gap" health insurance plan to soon be implemented in Sullivan County BLOUNTVILLE — If you're a Sullivan County school employee or taxpayer, the "gap" is not a play for teenagers or young adults to buy clothes. Instead, it's a supplemental health insurance that could save school teachers and other employees money as … Full News […]

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'Viagra' on the NHS is rationed to one a week: Health managers in cost-cutting

'Viagra' on the NHS is rationed to one a week: Health managers in cost-cutting … In a missive to GPs in the West Midlands, managers at NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) demanded GPs limit their prescribing of sildenafil. They wrote: 'In light of the pressure on NHS budgets, patients who are eligible […]

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Preventive care tests raise health care costs

Preventive care tests raise health care costs Making an economic case for colonoscopies is much more difficult. Colonoscopies are both a routine screening as well as a diagnostic tool when there are symptoms. And they are also a treatment procedure to remove polyps that may be precancerous. Full News here – Read more on The […]

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Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums

Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums “The only reasonable expectation that we had coming into this hearing today was met,” said Don Craven, one of the attorneys representing retirees in their fight to stop the health insurance premiums. “The judge has ordered that all withholding be … Full News here – […]

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Tang Center ends participation with UC staff health insurance plan

Tang Center ends participation with UC staff health insurance plan Starting next year, some UC employees will no longer be able to see a physician at the Tang Center after the campus's decision to end participation with a staff health care insurance plan due to rising costs and increased demand for health services. Full News […]

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Health insurance tax credits could affect 2014 tax refunds

Health insurance tax credits could affect 2014 tax refunds This Aug. 21, 2014, photo shows health care tax forms 8962 and1095-A, in Washington. Who thinks about taxes around Labor Day? If you value your tax refund and you're one of millions getting a health insurance tax credit under President Barack Obama's … Full News here – […]

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4 Keys to Appealing Turned-Down Health Insurance Claim

4 Keys to Appealing Turned-Down Health Insurance Claim INSURANCE AGENT JO ANN CHARRON, left, talks with her administrative assistant Enedelia Morales during a meeting last month about details on a clients' insurance coverage at the Benefits Dallas offices in Dallas. Some consumers who purchased … Full News here – Read more on The Ledger

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Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance PITTSBURGH (CBS) — In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It's actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care. “It is of more value than your credit card,” Darrell Langlois of Blue Cross Blue … Full […]

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Hawaii's Blue Startups looking for team with health care technology focus

Hawaii's Blue Startups looking for team with health care technology focus Hawaii-based venture accelerator Blue Startups said Wednesday that it is still accepting applications for its from health care-related startups for it fourth cohort, even though the deadline for most applicants was last week. The deadline to apply for … Full News here – Read […]

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Health Insurance Benefits – Can You Have It Your Way?

Health Insurance Benefits – Can You Have It Your Way? As the percentage of large employers that consider a shift to defined contribution and/or private exchange increases, the number of options – and flexibility in those options – must also increase. Consideration for those options rose last year from 14 … Full News here – […]

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MD's Health Insurance Exchange, Exelon's Push To Expand Its Holdings

MD's Health Insurance Exchange, Exelon's Push To Expand Its Holdings … While state officials say Maryland's new health insurance exchange website will be ready to go by the next open enrollment period in November… they also say that the nearly 79-thousand Marylanders who bought private coverage through the old system … Full News here – […]

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Exchange Director Carrie Banahan says getting people health insurance is

Exchange Director Carrie Banahan says getting people health insurance is … Banahan was executive director of the state Office of Health Policy when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Gov. Steve Beshear immediately gave her the task of investigating whether Kentucky should establish its own … Full News here – Read more […]

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Diabetes education improves health, quality of life for diabetics

Diabetes education improves health, quality of life for diabetics Diabetes education significantly improves outcomes among people with the condition, leading to reduced blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to data presented by the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program from New … Full News here – Read more on NephrologyNews.com

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Behind New York's 2015 health insurance rates

Behind New York's 2015 health insurance rates New Yorkers who purchased insurance from the state's much-touted health insurance exchange could see their premiums rise by as much as 19.7 percent or drop by as much as 12.9 percent in the coming year. The wild swing in fortunes are a product both of … Full News here […]

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State Employees Have Excellent Health Insurance

State Employees Have Excellent Health Insurance CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new report says the state of Wyoming pays for 85 percent of state employees' health care premiums. Nationwide, state government plans pay on average 84 percent of an employee's health care costs. The data was released by … Full News here – Read more on […]

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