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As workers fight pandemic, employers expand mental health benefits

Employers have increased mental health benefits as the COVID-19 pandemic crosses its second year, according to a report released this month by KFF, also known as the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. “With the pandemic, I’m not sure employers wanted to make big changes to their plans because so many other things have been disrupted,” […]

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Insurance enrollment points to remember

While we’re all reeling from the higher prices on everything from steak and gasoline to furniture and bedding, here’s another expensive item you need to think about: health insurance. In its annual cost study, Kaiser Family Foundation found that annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage were up 4% from last year, “workers paying on […]

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Column by Nancy Vaughan: Essential Navigators for Understanding Medicare Options | Columns

Amid the avalanche of Medicare enrollment messages, one could easily miss the other big healthcare enrollment season: the health insurance market. From November 1 to January 15, people not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, or employer insurance can purchase health care plans on Healthcare.gov. However, one only needs to log into the site to understand the […]

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How provider networks help reduce healthcare costs

Clay Phillips is vice president of supplier programs and strategy at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Each year, when registering for health plans, many people ask questions about the options of their provider network. You can ask, “How do I make sure my doctor is on my preferred network?” What are the differences between the networks […]

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As workers fight pandemic impact, employers expand mental health benefits

As the COVID-19 pandemic crosses its second year, the way forward for American workers remains uncertain, with many continuing to work from home as policies to maintain a safe workplace evolve. In its 2021 survey of employer health benefits, released on November 10, KFF found that many employers have stepped up mental health and other […]

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A step-by-step guide to choosing the right health insurance plan

After the onset of the coronavirus, the Indian population began to take health insurance more seriously than ever before and today the impact of the pandemic is making people realize that insurance is no longer a priority but a need. Again, among the various health insurance plans, the demand for family health insurance plans has […]

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Legal Aid Can Help With Medicare | New

This year’s open registration period for the online healthcare marketplace begins Monday, November 1, and Oklahoma Legal Aid is offering state mariners to help Oklahoma residents evaluate their options. Legal Aid’s Project Navigator is the result of a federal grant aimed at helping consumers make the right insurance decisions for their families and has provided […]

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How expanding postpartum Medicaid coverage could affect providers and health plans

Amid ongoing debate over Congressional Democrats’ roughly $ 2 trillion social spending bill, newly available data suggests a policy proposal is under the radar could have a big impact on U.S. medical costs, health care providers, insurers and others providing services to a particular group of patients: new mothers. The measure would extend pregnancy-related Medicaid […]

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Voices from Industry — Health Plans Turn to HIEs While Expanding Population Health Work

It’s a game that works. Like peanut butter and chocolate or Batman and Robin, some things go hand in hand. Health Plans and Health Information Exchange (HIE) are fast becoming one of the most dynamic duos in the healthcare landscape. Like many great partnerships, there was a bit of history of will or not in […]

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Oscar and Emory Healthcare Announce Collaboration to Deliver Affordable Health Insurance, Care and Innovation

NEW YORK & ATLANTA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Oscar Health, Inc. (“Oscar”) (NYSE: OSCR), the first comprehensive technology platform-based health insurance company, and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest healthcare system, have announced a collaboration to offer technology-related insurance and healthcare at more than 250 provider locations in Georgia starting in 2022. This new collaboration brings an […]