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Why are health-care costs so high, even if you’re insured? Higher premiums, deductibles

Having health insurance shields you from the full brunt of medical expenses, but it's no guarantee that your costs will be low.<p>Nevertheless, health-care bills still come as a surprise to many individuals who have insurance.<p>Close to half of adults who bought their own coverage, along with 43 percent …

Health Care

Trouble Recruiting and Keeping Talent? Your Skimpy Health Insurance Is a Likely Cause

Millennials, just like their parents and grandparents before them, want good health insurance, help saving for retirement and vacation time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most important decision your company will make for its bottom line just might be the health …

Cautiously Navigating Association Health Plans: What Small Employers Can Expect

AHPs may be a good option for many small businesses, but they do have drawbacks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Department of Labor (DOL) recently expanded access to Association Health Plans (AHPs) as a result of the presidential executive order "Promoting …

Health Care

What’s the secret to still being fit enough to work at 95? Ask insurance pro William Woo Shau-kee, who has still got game

William Woo Shau-kee, the oldest general insurance executive in Hong Kong, has a simple secret on how to stay fit enough to work at age 95: play …

Hong Kong

Almost 20% of hospitals in the US are in bad shape, according to Morgan Stanley

Nearly 20% of US hospitals are in bad shape, according to a new report on Thursday.<p>The report, which was conducted by Morgan Stanley and analyzed data from over 6,000 hospitals, found that 450 of these facilities were at risk of potential closure and 600 hospitals were considered weak.<p>A range of …

Morgan Stanley

Is This the Hospital That Will Finally Push the Expensive U.S. Health Care System to Innovate?

There was a time when the American steel industry seemed invincible. The American automotive industry looked rock-solid. American consumer electronics industry seemed untouchable. In every one of these cases, global competition changed the game forever. Will the same happen to health care in the …

Obamacare premiums set to increase by 5.2% in 2019

The cost of premiums in the 2019 Obamacare marketplace is projected to increase by 5.2 percent, a modest rise compared with last year’s rates, which …

Health Care

When you're struggling with midlife and another year older — remember this

Dear Midlife, 40-Something Birthday,<p>Blow out your dripping candles from the Dollar Store this week, circling there on your gluten-free birthday cake like a miniature candlelight vigil because there you are:<p>Forty-something. You’re about half way there, old BraveHeart. Half way.<p>Barring an extravagant …

Middle Age

Why Your Sales Force Could Be Facing Extinction

There’s never been a better time to be a consumer than now.<p>With little more than a few clicks or taps, we can narrow down choices, get advice from trusted experts, and have items delivered directly to our doorsteps, often within the day.<p>If only things were that easy for business buyers.<p>Instead, B2B …

Thought Leadership

How traditional insurance carriers can disrupt through personalized marketing

Last year, our colleagues in the Marketing and Sales Practice published a piece on personalized marketing. We have adapted the framework they …

What Happens When Insurance Companies Grow Too Big? | American Medical Association

The majority of U.S. commercial insurance markets are highly concentrated, with 43% of metropolitan areas dominated by one insurer that controls at …

What happens when the only hospital in a county closes? Fairfield is about to find out

Fairfield County residents say they know what it is like to get kicked in the teeth — again and again.<p>In just the past two years, they have seen two …

Stop Scheduling Conference Calls and Finally Commit to Videoconferencing

If you knew about a technology that would help you improve organizational alignment, cut meeting times, and increase engagement in discussions, surely you’d use it all the time, right? You may be surprised to learn this powerful tool is already at your disposal. It’s videoconferencing, a technology …

Insurers see rising demand for policies on online platforms

Ease and convenience attract customers; innovation and technology are the key focus areas for insurance companies

3 of 4 local Obamacare providers seek to raise premiums in 2019

Three of the four health insurers offering plans in the Austin area under the Affordable Care Act are angling to raise premiums in 2019 — with the …

The relentless growth of cyber threats: Why small-business owners must take note

Large corporations continue to make headlines from damaging cyberthefts, explaining why cybersecurity ranks among their top concerns. Although these …

Insurance - On the Cusp of Disruption

The insurance industry has been around for many centuries. It started in the 17th century at Lloyd's of London and has made significant progress …

Everything You Didn’t Know About the Contingent Workforce

There’s a revolution taking place in the world of work.<p>There was once a time when the goal was landing a full-time job where workers could climb the …

3 Insurtech Trends to Keep on Your Radar

Forward-thinking insurers keep abreast of changes in the industry and watch them as they take shape. By now, everyone in the industry should be aware …

How to View Your Healthcare Provider’s Digital Records on iPhone

Amid the declining health of its former CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs, Apple embarked on a mission to revolutionize digital health for the …

For 2019, Employers Adjust Health Benefits as Costs Near $15,000 per Employee

With the cost of employer-sponsored health care benefits expected to approach $15,000 per employee next year, large U.S. employers continue to make …

Pakistan is the 3rd Largest Source of Foreign Doctors in America

San Francisco based Cloudcade has announced it will invest $6 million to set up a game development studio in Lahore, Pakistan, according to …

Health care mergers are in doubt, and Amazon isn't going away

<b>1. Health care isn't so healthy:</b> The fates of two giant health care mergers are suddenly in question.<p>Drug store chain CVS wants to buy insurer Aetna (AET), but the California Insurance Commissioner wants the Justice Department to block the $69 billion deal, citing concerns that prices will go up …

Mergers & Acquisitions

There's a New Type of Cheap Health Care Plan Hitting the Market. Here's What You Need to Know

They're coming this fall.<p>The Trump administration on Wednesday passed a ruling expanding the duration of short-term health insurance plans in a move …

Trump Is Creating A New Health Insurance Market Outside Of Obamacare

The Trump administration has laid out its vision of the US health insurance system for the foreseeable future — if you can’t beat Obamacare, compete …

XL Catlin partners with Slice to offer on-demand cyber solution for SMBs

It’s a question that has plagued the insurance industry for the last decade - how do we help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) understand …

How Telemedicine Is Driving Down Costs & Improving Healthcare

By Alanna Sharp<p>In Group Health Insurance<p>Technology is changing the world of healthcare and Telemedicine is leading the way. You’re likely aware that …

Will An Association Health Plan Make My Insurance Cheaper?

Last fall, the President signed an executive order that REQUIRES three federal agencies to formalize some Affordable Care Act (ACA) escape routes. …