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Myrtle Beach extends deadline to sign up for health benefits until January 15

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The registration deadline for City of Myrtle Beach employees to register for health benefits has been extended to January 15, Mayor Brenda Bethune announced at the council meeting Tuesday morning municipal. A group of city retirees has pressured officials to avoid making cuts and to preserve benefits they say were […]

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Brighton Health Plan Solutions to administer the Northwell Health Employee Health Benefit Plan

NEW YORK, October 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Northwell Health, New York state largest health care provider and private employer, selected a health aid company Brighton Health Plan Solutions to administer all employee health insurance plans for its approximately 75,000 employees and dependents who will have access to care through the Northwell Direct network. […]

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Aly Raisman talks about the mental health benefits of having a routine

Whether she’s spending the night at home or in a three-time-zone hotel, American artistic gymnast and two-time Olympian Aly Raisman does her best to snuggle up in bed around 10 p.m. every night and start early most mornings. . It’s hard to maintain given her ever-changing schedule and frequent travel plans, but as she says […]

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The Key to Unlocking Your Employees’ Mental Health Benefits

There are many ways to access benefits in today’s vast ecosystem – help your employees unlock immediate access to mental health through point solutions, all-in-one solutions and networking benefits . Members want access to high-quality suppliers without being overwhelmed by reimbursable fees. This is especially true for the mental health benefits available in the network […]

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New survey finds educating employees about health benefits the biggest challenge for nearly half of U.S. employers

BOSTON, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Although 93% of employers find it important to be part of the long-term financial well-being of their employees through the health and pension plans they offer, only half currently offer an option to High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) associated with an employer sponsored Health Savings Account (HSA) […]

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Lyra’s mental health benefits cut costs of medical claims for employers, new independent study finds

BURLINGAME, California, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Lyre Health, the leading provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits to employers around the world, today announced the results of a study by global professional services company Aon, which found that employers offering Lyra services mental health care benefits achieved a significant reduction in the […]

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Vanguard first cuts health benefits for retirees and older workers, then reverses course

Apologizing for the ‘abrupt timing’, investment giant Vanguard reversed course on Tuesday and reinstated a popular medical benefit that was cut a day earlier, angering current and past employees who depend on the benefit to help pay for healthcare costs. Malvern’s investment firm initially said the retiree medical account benefit would be scrapped effective Monday, […]

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Know your health benefits for a great return on investment

Everyone wants to stay healthy, right? We eat the right foods, exercise, work on our general personal care, but did you know that your health insurance provider also wants you to stay as healthy as possible? Once you’ve chosen your health insurance plan, the best way to get a return on your investment with your […]

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Amerigroup Expands Access to Comprehensive Health Benefits in Medicare Advantage Plans to Meet Members’ Unique Health Needs

Amerigroup Medicare plan members will be able to choose health and wellness services tailored to health factors GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, October 02, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Amerigroup today announced expanded access to health and wellness services offered through several of its Medicare Advantage 2022 plans. Members will be able to choose from a set of […]

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Aly Raisman on the mental health benefits of finding consistency in chaos

Aly-Raisman-Self-Care-Interview-GettyImages-1205181581 Getty Images Whether she spends the night at home or in a hotel in three time zones, Aly raisman tries her best to snuggle up in bed around 10pm every night and start early most mornings. It’s hard to maintain given her ever-changing schedule and frequent travel plans, but as she says Form, having […]

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Empire BlueCross and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Increase Access to Comprehensive Health Benefits in Medicare Advantage Plans to Meet Members’ Unique Health Needs

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC et al. Claim your 1-week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. Empire Medicare members will be able to choose health and wellness services tailored to health factors NEW YORK & LATHAM, NY – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Empire BlueCross and Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) today announced […]

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Healthy Blue Expands Access to Comprehensive Health Benefits in Medicare Advantage Plans to Meet Members’ Unique Health Needs

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Healthy Blue today announced the expansion of access to health and wellness services offered under many of its Medicare Advantage 2022 plans. Members will be able to choose from a set of eight benefits , which may include such benefits as dental chart, vision and hearing; healthy food; […]

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Health is an asset, not a cost, as war for talent escalates, CFOs say

The shortage of workers after the pandemic has heightened the importance for CFOs to think about employee health insurance plans. CFOs can no longer see health plans as another expense that they must contain. They should see them as benefits to a business by increasing productivity and retaining talent, said Paul Fronstin, director of the […]

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Signify Health and HealthComp Collaborate to Develop Value-Based Health Services

DALLAS & FRESNO, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Signify health (NYSE: SGFY), a leading value-driven healthcare platform that leverages advanced analytics, technology, and national healthcare provider networks, and Health Comp, the nation’s largest independent health benefits administrator, today announced a new strategic collaboration to provide self-funded employer groups with an affordable health benefits package that integrates […]

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Raw honey is loaded with health benefits, from antioxidants to anti-inflammatories

You may already be familiar with honey as a popular alternative to other refined sugars. Because honey is so high in fructose, it’s actually sweeter than regular sugar, which means you can often use less to get the same sweetness you crave. But did you know that there is a difference between the regular honey […]

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Mediterranean diet linked to long-term health benefits for adolescents

Higher levels of adherence to the Mediterranean diet in adolescents can be a very influential factor in the prevention of metabolic and chronic diseases later in life, the results of a new to study spectacle. Researchers from Calabria – the second largest olive oil producing region in Italy – analyzed the serum healthy adolescents, aged […]

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Improving literacy for health, but big gaps remain

Only 37% of respondents use employers’ health insurance resources to select and use health insurance plans. (Photo: Shutterstock) At a time when healthcare benefits are increasingly important in the employer / employee relationship, many workers are unaware of their benefits, according to one new study. The report is based on a DirectPath survey and found […]

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Startups Realized on Impact of Comprehensive Health Benefits on Hiring Skilled Employees Yogesh Agarwal

What types of healthcare facilities are covered by Onsurity? Onsurity offers a comprehensive set of end-to-end healthcare benefits to employers for their team and employee families that can be purchased on a monthly payment basis. Benefits range from preventative care such as teleconsultations to the doctor, online drug delivery, free fitness and wellness webinars, to […]

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Retirees Press Myrtle Beach Executives to Keep Health Benefit Promises

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A group of Myrtle Beach retirees continued on Tuesday to push city leaders to find a way to preserve health benefits they said were promised upon retirement. During Tuesday morning’s city council meeting, retiree Chris Collins read a letter from 97 retirees that had already been sent to council members. […]

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House Bill could dramatically change retirement, paid vacation and health benefits

The broad spending and taxes bill currently passed by the House, if passed by Congress and enacted, would force most employers to offer a self-enrolling pension plan and create a funded paid vacation program. by the federal government for workers in the private sector. It would also weaken the “firewall” that prevents employees from benefiting […]

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Registration opens September 27; Attend a health benefits webinar

The annual health benefit enrollment period for plan year 2022 is September 27 through October 22, 2021. This is when you can make changes for next year, including changing your plan. health plan, coverage levels or add / remove certain dependents for an effective date of January 1, 2022. Visit the Health page to find […]

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More employers offered health benefits in 2020, according to EBRI

Despite predictions to the contrary, employers did not drop health benefits en masse after the Affordable Care Act came into effect, the Employee Benefit Research Institute found. The EBRI published a study concluding that the percentage of private sector employers offering health benefits has increased. In 2016, 45.3% of private sector employers offered health benefits. […]

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Artificial Intelligence Innovations: Potential Benefits for Global Health

DECATUR, Georgia – While the new field of artificial intelligence (AI) has apparently been limited to high-income states, there has been more research and development on AI that has potential health benefits for people. low and middle income countries. Artificial intelligence innovations that help prevent epidemics and reduce infant mortality rates are becoming a reality. […]

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#HealthBytes: Here are some health benefits of quinoa

Last updated on Sep 16, 2021, 12:00 AM Originally, quinoa was the staple food of the Incas of pre-Columbian America and their descendants in South America. But in recent years, it has become a superior alternative to bulgur and rice and has now become a popular addition to many diets. Usually referred to as a […]

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Employees increasingly see mental health benefits as essential, but their bosses are lagging behind

Photo: LaylaBird / Getty Images In the grip of a global pandemic and in the aftermath of a year of social unrest, employees, especially younger ones, increasingly see their mental health support as the responsibility of their employers – and some are ready to step back if they feel that it is insufficiently provided. for. […]

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COVID-19 puts mental health benefits front and center for employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the role of comprehensive and affordable mental health benefits as a retention strategy for employers, according to a pair of surveys released Monday. New investigations from the National Alliance of Healthcare Buyers Coalitions and Mercer make the case for integrating quality mental health coverage into employee benefit plans. The findings, […]

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Consider self-financing options when renegotiating health benefits

LAS VEGAS – Fully funded group health plans can be “a rigged system” on behalf of insurance companies and benefit brokers, warned Steve Watson, SHRM-SCP, at the 2021 SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition. Many organizations are currently renegotiating health benefits for 2022 with insurance companies, or are preparing to do so, said Watson, CEO of […]

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Florida Businesses Can Create Diversity Through Health Benefits

benefits can be an employment tool.” title=”Health care benefits can be an employment tool.” loading=”lazy”/> Health care benefits can be an employment tool. Thomas kienzle PA Employers across the country are making significant progress towards creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces. As the eighth most diverse state in America and at home in almost 20 […]

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Oshkosh School Board Approves Major Change to Health Benefits

By Miles Maguire In addition to approving a mask mandate at its postponed meeting Monday, the school board voted to overhaul the employee health insurance program and increase the frequency of board self-assessments. The new health insurance program, based on a self-financing approach, will come into effect on January 1. Faced with planned double-digit annual […]

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Health benefits company Gravie partners with Decisely as preferred health plan

MINNEAPOLIS, August 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Gravie today announced a partnership with Decisely, an HR platform offering a suite of services to small and medium-sized businesses to manage critical HR functions, from recruiting to retirement, and beyond. Gravie’s flagship solution, Comfort, will be a preferred health plan for delivery service providers and freight partners across […]

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Delays in some health benefits affect employers and employees

New regulatory guidance from three federal agencies that enforce private sector benefits laws will make 2021 employer health benefits to-do lists slightly, but only slightly, more manageable by 2022. Most importantly, the advice on frequently asked questions (FAQ) delays several of the more difficult compliance requirements in 2021 and 2022 under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, […]

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No, Ohio’s Public Employees Retirement System is not interrupting its health benefits, but there are some changes

From January 2022, OPERS is moving to a reimbursement model. Some important health care assistance changes will take effect in a few months for Ohio’s public employee retirement system. We recently got a question from a viewer about this – wondering if the health benefits are completely gone. Faye Haynes, a viewer, asked, “Is it […]

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Federal Health Benefits Program Renews With Calvo’s SelectCare | Guam Affairs

Calvo’s SelectCare, underwritten by Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance, has finalized the annual renewal of benefits and rates for its federal employee health insurance program with the Office of Personnel Management for 2022, according to a press release from Calvo’s SelectCare. “We are delighted to continue to provide our health plans which include an expanded network […]

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Trustmark Health Benefits partners with Grand Rounds Health to deliver best-in-class healthcare navigation to its customers and their members

SAN FRANCISCO, August 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Grand Rounds Health today announced its partnership with Trustmark Health Benefits to support self-funded Trustmark Health Benefits clients and their members as they navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. Trustmark Health Benefits, a national administrator of employee health benefits, can now offer additional personalized medical assistance to […]

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ICHRA is changing the face of employer-sponsored health benefits

When most business leaders are introduced to the concept of ICHRA, a relatively new model of employer-sponsored health benefits that offers long-term budget control and the potential for significant savings compared to group benefits traditional, their first reaction is somewhere along the lines of “sounds too good to be true.” That’s the sentiment expressed by […]

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Danone Expands Partnership With AI Company Brightseed To Explore The Health Benefits Of Plants

Dive brief: Danone SA announced an expansion of its one-year partnership with Luminous seed, creator of the Forager artificial intelligence, which maps and predicts the health impact of compounds of plant origin. Over the next few years, the two companies will explore the potential of common crops and lesser-known plants, and create a model for […]