Employee Benefits: Health Perception Vs. Reality

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Employee Benefits Health Perception Vs. Reality A new survey indicates that many American workers and their families have inaccurate perceptions about their weight, health condition, and how much their healthcare actually costs, according to Employee Benefit News. Over 2,800 employees and their dependents were asked question about their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors regarding health and wellness. Eighty-seven percent of respondents reported being … Read More

States Refuse to Set Up Healthcare Exchanges

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States Refuse to Set Up Healthcare Exchanges The Obama administration announced last week that more than half of the states refused to set up their own health insurance exchanges. Last Friday was the deadline for states to notify the federal government of their plans, according to U.S. News. Administration officials had been hoping the re-election would overcome resistance to the … Read More

Employee Benefits: The Value of Flexible Benefits Plans

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Employee Benefits: The Value of Flexible Benefits Plans New concerns have made significant changes in our approach to healthcare & flexible employee benefits According to a survey by a major national consultancy, 62% of employers currently offer flexible benefits packages and a further 21% plan to do so in the future. Flexibility in options can be a great draw to … Read More

Health Insurance Exchange Becomes Federal Responsibility

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Health Insurance Exchange Becomes Federal Responsibility Health insurance exchanges were originally meant to be set up by each individual state. However with many states resisting the creation of exchanges, the job has fallen to federal officials. “We realize that not all states will be ready to establish these exchanges by 2014, so we are setting up a federally facilitated exchange … Read More

Health & Wellness: Dangers of Sitting at Your Desk

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12 hour workdays behind the desk can do more than strain your eyesight and heighten stress levels. Multiple studies, from the American Cancer Society and others all found that a sedentary desk job (i.e. what a growing portion of American workers have) is linked to back pain, repetitive stress injuries, obesity, and even increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. … Read More

Health Industry: Does My Insurance Cover This?

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“Is this covered by my health insurance?” It is the ultimate question in healthcare, and one that isn’t always easily answered off the top of your head. Now, startup Drchrono announced a new update to its app that provides instant access to patient insurance eligibility. The app pulls up a patient’s real time health insurance eligibility information, including coverage type, … Read More