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Obama Buckles Down on the Uninsured with Aggressive Health Care Tax Penalties

Are you Uninsured in the U.S.? You could be hit with the new, stronger penalties the government has put into action. Two years ago, the Affordable Care Act was put into action, urging millions of people in the U.S., both citizens and expats, to purchase a healthcare plan in order to avoid tax penalties. While […] Read More
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HEALTH CARE REFORM

Where Have All the USA PPO Health Plans gone? In the US, PPO (Preferred provider organization) Health insurance is a type of plan that provides medical service through a contracted network of health care providers. According to a recent study by the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the PPO health plans are disappearing from the […] Read More
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Relaxation may be key to fewer doctor visits

A recent study lead by Dr. James Stahl, director of the Institute for Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General, claims that deep relaxation techniques, such as yoga and meditation, may also lead to fewer visits to the doctor. Read More
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The Difference Between a Cold and Allergies

Often during this time of year, we all start to feel congested and watery eyed and find ourselves wondering…is it the cold or flu? In this video Dr. Oz and a guest named Courtney, explore the signs and symptoms of a cold vs. allergies to determine what you have! Here are 4 telltale ways to […] Read More
Breast Cancer Awareness Month- October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month- October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease because education and early detection are very important. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, every 2 minutes a woman in the United […] Read More
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How Subsidies Are Protecting Against Medical Debt

One positive piece of news circulating each year since the PPACA was signed into place has been the decline in the number of Americans suffering from medical debt. In fact, the number of Americans struggling to pay medical bills has declined every year since 2011 and particularly since 2013, a new government report shows. Medical […] Read More
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[Press Release] PayerFusion Now Offers Electronic Personal Health Records & Telehealth Services to International and US-Based Group Members

Miami, FL – February 2015       PayerFusion announced the rollout of its new added-value Personal Health Record and Telehealth solutions, available to existing and prospective clients with group members or employees in the US & abroad. The new addition to PayerFusion’s service menu enables employers or payers to take greater control over their group’s health information […] Read More
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Patient Navigators Reducing Readmissions under ACA

As a value-based care environment begins to emerge under the ACA, reducing readmissions and unnecessary care through Patient Navigators becomes increasingly important. For years, readmissions have been an unnecessary high cost to healthcare payers throughout the USA. While there a multitude of factors contributing to this, a 2014 survey found that 75 percent of doctors […] Read More
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Onsite Clinics – The Benefits to Employers & Employees

Employer’s often find providing access to healthcare services for their employees key to attracting or retaining the best talent. Now, employers are seeing a new advantage to offering even better healthcare access – reduced costs and healthier employees. Onsite healthcare clinics are becoming increasingly popular amongst employers who offer any type of healthcare benefits to […] Read More
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HIPAA Concerns for 2015

Healthcare stakeholders are about to face a new frontier in the battle to remain HIPAA compliant and protect PHI and health data – digital. The new digital healthcare landscape is one of the key concerns for payers, providers, and patients as we enter into 2015 and have the opportunity to look back at 2014. Since […] Read More
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Renewing Group Health Insurance – Things to Know

During the 2015 open-enrollment period, employers have many different things to consider when renewing group health insurance. Many of the health law’s provisions impact how employers provide coverage to their employees and how they must continue to maintain it. There are multitudes of ways to provide such coverage, depending on the size of your business. […] Read More
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Holiday Health Tips in the Workplace

The winter holiday season brings joy and cheer but can also bring increased absences, greater workloads and unhealthy behavior amongst the workforce. Employers may not be able to control what happens at employees’ homes with their nutrition and physical activity, but can at least provide tools and incentives with little effort to make their workforces healthy […] Read More