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....Also among the less-praised drivers of economic growth is the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, which Trump and congressional Republicans aim to repeal, said Elise Gould of the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based thinktank. There is “more voluntary part-time employment because people can now work part-time and get health insurance,” Gould said, “and then you also see more people self-employed for the same reasons; they have some of the economic risk moved off them. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....87% and, in a fit of perversity, we’re “protecting” our children from those interest payments by forcing them to take payday loans at 1,500%. The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with in the supposedly more flexible US. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
....87% and, in a fit of perversity, we’re “protecting” our children from those interest payments by forcing them to take payday loans at 1,500%. The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with in the supposedly more flexible US. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
....Also among the less-praised drivers of economic growth is the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, which Trump and congressional Republicans aim to repeal, said Elise Gould of the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based thinktank. There is “more voluntary part-time employment because people can now work part-time and get health insurance,” Gould said, “and then you also see more people self-employed for the same reasons; they have some of the economic risk moved off them. ...
Baby boomers don’t deserve to be punished | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 06:31:16 PM
.... This was a generous country, looking after its citizens. People paid their taxes – basic tax rate of 33% in the 1960s – and national health insurance. ...
Private health insurance up by 4.8%, a rise of $200 a year for families image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 10:50:25 PM
. Private health insurance premiums will increase by an average of 4. ...
My new year forecast: Trumpian uncertainty, and lots of it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 11:59:13 AM
....After all, it was the Republicans who had blocked assistance to those losing their jobs as a result of the globalisation they pushed assiduously. It was the Republicans who, in 26 states, refused to allow the expansion of Medicaid, thereby denying health insurance to those at the bottom. ...
Planning to ditch the job and go it alone in 2017? Here's what you should consider image
.... If you have high fixed costs each month, such as a mortgage, think twice before making the move. Also, bear in mind that consultants do miss out on certain rights and benefits, which could include paid holiday, sick pay, pensions, private health cover and permanent health insurance. ...
Autumn Statement 2016: 'Hammer blow' bill rise for struggling families image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 04:45:00 PM
.... Director General of the trade body Huw Evans said: “Yet another increase in Insurance Premium Tax is a hammer blow for the hard pressed. It will hit consumers and businesses alike, hurting those who buy business, motor, property, pet and health insurance. ...
Insurance premium tax is increased again in autumn statement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 03:26:50 PM
....IPT was introduced in 1994 to raise revenue from the insurance sector, which was then viewed as being under-taxed. Life insurance, permanent health insurance and all other long-term insurances are exempt. ...
Joseph Stiglitz: what the US economy needs from Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 12:00:15 PM
....Restoring shared prosperity would require policies that expand access to affordable housing and medical care, secure retirement with a modicum of dignity, and allow every American, regardless of family wealth, to afford a post-secondary education commensurate with his or her abilities and interests. But while I could see Trump, a real-estate magnate, supporting a massive housing programme (with most of the benefits going to developers like himself), his promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would leave millions without health insurance. ...
The Oval Office will tame President Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:48:51 AM
....A radical populist Trump would scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), repeal the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), and impose high tariffs on Chinese imports. He would also build his promised US-Mexico border wall; deport millions of undocumented workers; restrict H1B visas for the skilled workers needed in the tech sector; and fully repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which would leave millions of people without health insurance. ...
AstraZeneca chief: US healthcare set for big changes under Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 02:22:21 PM
....AstraZeneca’s boss has warned of major healthcare changes in the US after Donald Trump’s surprise election victory. Pascal Soriot, chief executive of the UK drugmaker, said the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, which has helped millions of Americans get health insurance, was likely to be scrapped or substantially altered once Trump takes office. ...
Victory, taxed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 04:09:00 PM
....Most US athletes must pay for their own training and few can sustain a professional living on their athletic winnings alone. The US Olympic committee pays for health insurance and stipends for only a small number of US athletes. ...

Half of all EU internships are unpaid, figures show
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 12:24:42 PM
.... Her ruling is expected next month. Each EU institution has its own much-sought after internship schemes, paying between €1,000 and €1,250 a month plus health insurance and travel expenses. ...

Ten thousand pregnant Frenchwomen took epilepsy drug that raises risk of birth defects, report says
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....A British victims' group said the same drug was "very likely" taken by a similar number of pregnant women in the UK over the same period, between 2007 and 2014. The "alarming" figure, published in an official report by France's medicine agency, ANSM, and its national health insurance body, CNAMTS, saw the government accused of being party to a nationwide "cover up" amid warnings that the number of victims could be "huge". ...
Beware copycat websites overcharging for Esta and Ehic documents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 05:59:24 AM
. With the summer holidays upon us we have had a flurry of complaints from readers who have fallen for copycat websites that aim to dupe those applying for an Esta permit (the US’s online visa system) and, to a lesser extent, the Ehic health insurance card into paying unnecessary fees. ...
Trump Taj Mahal casino to shut down after years of losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 12:33:44 AM
.... . The strike is over the restoration of health insurance and pension benefits. ...
Ehic applications unavailable – but NHS says it's nothing to do with Brexit image
. Holidaymakers trying to apply for their European health insurance card (Ehic) have been alarmed to discover that the online service is “currently unavailable”. ...
Prices, property, pensions: 30 EU referendum questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 12:53:56 PM
....”. The European health insurance card gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country, and Switzerland. ...
Axa to stop investing in tobacco industry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 07:18:05 AM
....”. He added that as Axa was also a large provider of health insurance, chronic diseases cost the firm a lot of money. ...
The innovators: Irish lab develops coating to ward off superbug image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 10:58:15 AM
....Even when doctors adhere to proper hygiene practices, everyday objects and areas such as door handles and other surfaces can foster the bacteria. “In the [US], if you go into a hospital with a broken leg and get a case of MRSA and don’t survive it, your estate has to sue that hospital because the health insurance won’t pay because the hospital is being treated as liable. ...
One in four travellers don’t bother taking out insurance, research shows image
.... Among young people aged between 18 and 24, 28% do not take out insurance. The study also shows a lack of knowledge among some travellers about the European health insurance card, which gives people the right to access state healthcare during stays in other European Economic Area countries and Switzerland. ...
The new era of monopoly is here image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of May 2016 01:15:11 PM
.... Of course, historically, the oppression of large groups – slaves, women, and minorities of various types – are obvious instances where inequalities are the result of power relationships, not marginal returns. In today’s economy, many sectors – telecoms, cable TV, digital branches from social media to internet search, health insurance, pharmaceuticals, agro-business, and many more – cannot be understood through the lens of competition. ...
Six-hour work days do boost productivity. Too bad we can't try them | Jean Hannah Edelstein image
.... They also wanted me to cover for a job on my team that was unfilled for six months, and shouted at me as if I was a recalcitrant child when I agreed to come to an after-hours event but indicated that I wouldn’t be staying until the bitter end because I had a personal commitment. And scenarios like this are just the case for salaried workers: people who have the luxuries of jobs that offer them living wages, and give them access to benefits like health insurance, paid vacation days, occasional paternal leave. ...
Protest never changes anything? Look at how TTIP has been derailed | Owen Jones image
.... Rather cynically, Ukip have co-opted the TTIP argument. They have rightly argued that TTIP threatens our National Health Service – but given that their leader, Nigel Farage, has suggested abolishing the NHS in favour of private health insurance, this is the height of chutzpah. ...
LGBT insurer Emerald aims to bridge a sexuality gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of April 2016 06:00:17 AM
....Garden designer Adam Robinson (above left) experienced first-hand how insurance companies can sometimes discriminate against LGBT customers. He was outraged when he called his existing provider for a health insurance quote on behalf of his husband, Steve, and daughters. ...
Curry restaurants in crisis as immigration rules keep out chefs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of April 2016 02:56:13 PM
.... These terms would limit their employment to a maximum of one-year with no right of return, no chance of residency or out-of-work benefits. “Employment would be restricted to the sponsoring restaurant only and would require the employer to provide private health insurance. ...
UnitedHealth's Obamacare exit won't hurt system but is a PR blow, say experts image
....Florida senator Marco Rubio, who last month dropped out of the Republican presidential nomination race, echoed Cruz’s statement. “It’s clear the health insurance companies that helped pass Obamacare want nothing to do with it now that they’re losing money and can’t get the taxpayer-funded bailout that was tucked deep into the law,” Rubio said. ...
Stimulating inclusive growth among Kenya’s smallholder coffee farmers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 09:32:47 AM
....Future plans call for partnering with larger financial institutions to reduce risk and expand the company’s value chain beyond Kenya’s borders. The company is also planning to offer health insurance as part of the credit facility. ...
Private health cover: governments only care about rising costs when they're paying, not you | Amy Corderoy image
.... But what about the spiralling costs for consumers?. When it comes to what pollies expect Australians to shell out in out-of-pocket expenses or private health insurance premium rises, suddenly it appears there is no such crisis at all. ...
Brazil's women reluctantly return to domestic work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 12:09:24 AM
....But she cannot afford to be picky right now. Her debts are piling up, from health insurance to her daughter's college tuition. ...
Wellness programs at work: could your boss be spying on your health? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:00:06 PM
.... Yet when tied to financial incentives that can make a significant difference in the price tag of one’s healthcare, optional becomes … well, not so optional, experts argue. These programs are often connected to “large financial incentive that either makes your health insurance much more affordable or less affordable depending on whether you participate,” said Palanker. ...
Brexit would negatively affect lives of millions, official UK report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of February 2016 10:15:03 PM
....Related: Senior civil servants 'being told to bypass pro-Brexit ministers'. The report details a number of issues that would have to be resolved in any Brexit negotiations, including access for UK citizens to the European health insurance card, cross-border security arrangements, the rights of UK fishermen to fish in non-UK waters, including in the North Sea, and access to the agency that monitors the safety of medicines. ...
What would Brexit mean for everyday life in the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of February 2016 12:02:06 AM
.... For them, it will at the very least deliver a prolonged period of uncertainty. Will they have to apply for residency and work permits in their adopted lands? Will they be able to apply for dual nationality? What if they fall ill after Brexit? NHS treatment is free for those with a European health insurance card and UK state pensioners living in the European Economic Area. ...
The new bottom line: money is no longer a dirty word in sustainability image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 01:00:12 PM
....While employee wellbeing can be difficult to measure, there’s research to quantify it. A six-year study by health insurance company Humana and the University of Michigan showed that happy workers perform better and cost less. ...
'Axa refused our £800 travel claim' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 08:15:44 AM
.... . • 'Bupa health insurance refused to pay £1,500 bill for new illness' . ...
Employer-sponsored wellness programs put your health privacy on life support | Pam Dixon image
....There are hot disputes whether wellness programs actually save money. However, it may not matter if employees don’t do what they are told (lose 20lb!) and must pay more of their share of health insurance as a result. ...
Lidl is the latest to switch to sustainable bananas. Will it make a difference? image
....There has been some progress, with the vast majority of banana workers reported to have taken up a new right to apply for legal status. The benefits are said to include health insurance, access to bank accounts for sending remittances back to Haiti and the ability to form and control their own trade union or NGO organisations. ...
Drug company boss Martin Shkreli refuses to testify to Congress image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 04:42:30 PM
....Cummings in his opening address had referred to Shkreli’s purchase at auction in December of a one-off Wu-Tang Clan album for $2m and contrasted it with his constituents who live “paycheck to paycheck, or even no check to no check”. Cummings and other committee members pointed out that even with discounts on the price of Daraprim offered to some patients and hospitals following the uproar about Turing’s pricing last fall, that slack has to be picked up by taxpayers via Medicare and Medicaid, state governments or higher premiums for health insurance customers. ...
How Alphabet became the biggest company in the world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 10:20:26 PM
.... If you search, for “holidays” or “laptops” or “penis enlargement” or “fake Facebook friends” – and Google doesn’t judge – then you demonstrate yourself more likely than anyone else to be on the cusp of opening your wallet and paying. So advertisers are willing to hand over huge amounts of money to appear on the search results page: the most expensive keywords, on searches for things such as lawyers and health insurance, can cost up to $50 per individual click. ...
Health premiums: Shorten attacks Coalition as insurers defend increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 03:34:45 AM
....Ms Ley has asked all providers to resubmit an application for a lower premium increase or to provide evidence of extenuating circumstances. Related: Private health insurance survey: what does it mean for Australian healthcare?. ...
'Bupa health insurance refused to pay £1,500 bill for new illness' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 05:15:58 AM
.... I have been covered by Bupa since 1980 without a break. Recently, after my husband was made redundant, I took on paying for Bupa health insurance through my own work-based scheme. ...
Improving lives and livelihoods with better healthcare management in Chile image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 02:22:35 PM
.... However, studies have shown that NCD patients who receive early and adequate medical attention can enjoy the same quality of life as healthy people. After a series of pilots, AccuHealth began attending to 2,000 NCD patients served by the national health insurance programme (FONASA) who were grappling with diabetes and hypertension – more than 40% of them were low-income patients. ...
AstraZeneca splashes out in far east despite China's ailing economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 06:56:06 PM
.... It has factories in Wuxi and Taizhou and an innovation centre in Shanghai, which is focused on developing treatments tailored to Asian patients. AstraZeneca’s push into China comes despite the country’s economic slowdown, which has affected the pharmaceutical market, through restrictions on the use of antibacterial drugs at hospitals and stricter control on health insurance payouts. ...
Why protecting customers' data should trump profits every time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 01:05:03 AM
.... We’ve even become too blase to check terms and conditions statements, and just click on the handy ‘agree’ box. Indeed several types of company are required by law to share the content of accounts with the government departments, for example, which is why “pre-filling” information about salary, bank interest and share dividends, and private health insurance makes preparing online tax returns so easy. ...
What should human rights mean for an international business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 11:59:30 AM
.... For example, we must respect core labour rights, such as the right to join trade unions, and we must respect the rights of host communities and give them fair means to seek redress where necessary, such as through our complaints and grievance procedures. We also provide extensive healthcare support, including for the management of chronic diseases such as HIV and TB, offering all our permanent employees and their dependants access to free treatment and, in most cases, subsidised health insurance. ...
Who are the Walmart workers protesting this Black Friday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 11:00:20 AM
....“Since Rylan’s birth, I’ve been very sick. I tried to get on Walmart’s health insurance and was denied coverage – since I wasn’t working enough hours to qualify,” said Dehart, whose husband Andrew works at the same store on overnight maintenance. ...
Who are the Walmart workers protesting this Black Friday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 11:00:20 AM
....“Since Rylan’s birth, I’ve been very sick. I tried to get on Walmart’s health insurance and was denied coverage – since I wasn’t working enough hours to qualify,” said Dehart, whose husband Andrew works at the same store on overnight maintenance. ...
Digital currency pays users to walk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 12:10:07 AM
.... . The global scheme plans to partner with sportswear brands, health services, health insurance firms, environmental groups, and potentially advertisers who could be offered unique insights into the audiences they are targeting. ...
Obamacare premiums and deductibles going up – but it's still better than before image
....Related: Census data shows Obamacare and welfare kept millions out of poverty. It’s early days yet to see what impact this will have on our financial wellbeing, but at least one academic study, by Daniel Austin, a law professor at Northeastern University, was curious about the fallout of the very similar reforms made to the Massachusetts health insurance system in 2006. ...
Labor secretary says Republicans should focus on bipartisan jobs push image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of November 2015 01:00:03 PM
.... They have been working for five years and they have not gotten a meaningful raise. They have a loved one who does not have access to health insurance. ...
Mapped: The postcode lottery of dental care costs  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of November 2015 08:01:47 AM
.... • Feeling ripped off by dental treatment? This is how to fight back . • Get a free quote on private health insurance . ...
Can budget plans make private healthcare affordable? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 04:46:00 PM
.... . So, can you still afford to go private? Claire Ginnelly, managing director of health insurance broker Premier Choice Group, says people love the idea of private healthcare but fear it is too expensive for them. ...
American Apparel files for bankruptcy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 05:38:06 AM
....He won plaudits for his “Made in America” policy, which shunned the sweatshops of Asia to support US manufacturing. He paid double the minimum wage to his mainly immigrant workforce and provided health insurance and free international telephone calls. ...
Wearables could make it impossible to keep your hangover secret at work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 09:43:57 AM
....BP’s US operations gave 14,000 employees a free Fitbit Zip in 2013, on the proviso that they would track their steps over the year. Those reaching over one million steps gained points towards a lower health insurance premium. ...
Hillary Clinton to battle drug companies with plan to limit prescription costs image
....Related: Hillary Clinton proposes $10bn plan to combat substance abuse 'epidemic'. For Americans with chronic or serious health conditions, health insurance plans would be required to cap prescription drug costs not paid for by insurance at $250. ...
How to have a good heart image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 03:40:21 PM
....  . The Independent is working with AXA PPP healthcare to provide affordable health insurance to Independent customers. ...
Fiat Chrysler and auto workers' union reach tentative deal for 40,000 staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 01:41:50 AM
....To pay for some of the union demands, Williams has proposed a giant healthcare pool to save money for the union and the three companies. A union-run trust pays most health insurance costs for about 600,000 retirees and their spouses, and the companies fund healthcare for about 551,000 hourly and salaried workers and their families. ...
Questions of Cash: I've been chased for a phantom debt. What can I do to stop it haunting my credit status? image
.... I recently changed employment. In my old job I had a health insurance policy, through which eight sessions of physiotherapy had been approved. ...
The McWhopper is dead, long live these other (fictional) corporate mashups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of August 2015 07:41:24 PM
....Hardee’s distinctive advertisements trade on goading the typical American oaf into indulging their most slovenly instincts, and Pizza Hut seems willing to stuff literally anything into a crust, so it’s only natural that the two should come together to release the ThickDish – basically an enormous burger slathered with bacon and cheese set between two large pizzas instead of a bun, those pizzas in turn stuffed with hamburger, bacon and cheese. You’ll have to provide proof of health insurance to purchase one. ...
Facing raids, marijuana dispensaries find legalization leaves them vulnerable image
....”. The raid resulted in more than 100 union employees losing their jobs and health insurance. ...
Prudential soothes nerves on China after stock market plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of August 2015 11:56:28 AM
....27 on Tuesday. Tony Wilkey, who took over running the Asian business in June, said Prudential sold mainly low-cost products such as life and health insurance in China and Hong Kong. ...
Loophole letting non-UK residents charge NHS 'unacceptable' – minister image
....A loophole is allowing people who have never paid tax in Britain to bill the NHS for healthcare in their own countries, an investigation has found. Foreign nationals who claim they are living in the UK are obtaining free European health insurance cards (Ehic) to charge the UK for treatment in their home countries, the Daily Mail said. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 12:05:01 AM
....So, inflation in goods is low and that appears to be true. But services? Service inflation in the US is where ordinary people are feeling the pinch: home, car and health insurance, none of which are part of discretionary household spending unless you are willing to risk everything you  have, are all rising steadily and in many cases spectacularly. ...
From boom to bust in Swiss border towns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of July 2015 11:25:18 PM
....You could argue that it's high time for high-price, high-salary Switzerland to face reality and start cutting costs, but it's not as easy as that. The cost of living for Swiss workers is higher than for their eurozone counterparts: health insurance alone leaves a big hole in everyone's salary each month. ...
Fat taxes? Overweight people already pay more image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 30th of July 2015 06:11:41 AM
.... . People who can prove they are eating healthily and exercising regularly can save up to 15pc year on their private health insurance. ...
US healthcare deal frenzy continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of July 2015 07:36:48 PM
. Americans will have just three big companies to choose their health insurance from rather than five if the latest deals get the go ahead. ...
Fitness tech at work: friend or foe? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of July 2015 11:04:31 PM
....And it's proving popular - BP distributed 24,500 of them to staff and dependent spouses in 2015 alone. No doubt the scheme's popularity is partly due to the fact that activity points earn staff discounts on their health insurance premiums. ...
Greece debt crisis: The Austrian businessman whose charity is sending tons of medicine and food to the impoverished nation every month image
....In Athens, as in most of the country, living standards are plunging and unemployment has quadrupled after five years of austerity to over 26 per cent. Those without a job have no health insurance and therefore no right to healthcare. ...
Health insurers push states for premium hikes as Americans play guinea pigs image
....5%; in Illinois it’s 23% and in New Mexico it’s a whopping 51%. Insurance companies are asking state regulators to approve hefty average increases in the premiums Americans must pay for their health insurance, starting in January. ...
Greece is a victim of its own cronyism and corruption image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 10th of July 2015 07:00:52 PM
.... The poorest rely on charity, mostly offered by the Church and the city of Athens. There is no universal health service, health insurance depends on one’s employment or profession. ...
Social enterprise Sevamob uses mobile technology to deliver healthcare in India image
....2bn people, few companies have been willing to invest in building a health infrastructure for those at the bottom of the pyramid. Sevamob is a prime mover in the industry, combining primary healthcare and health insurance into a monthly subscription model that yields better health outcomes at a cost up to 80% less than other options. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 4th of July 2015 12:43:01 AM
.... . The American health insurance sector has been rife with consolidation speculation in recent months, with rumours reaching fever pitch since the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. ...
You tell us: would you rather have better wages or benefits? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of June 2015 09:18:21 PM
.... Over a third (35%) of organizations increased their employee benefits this year, according to a Society for Human Resource Management survey released this week. The key to attracting top talent may actually be pet health insurance and eye surgery, not higher wages, the report suggests. ...
The Greeks for whom all the talk means nothing – because they have nothing image
....After seven years of a crisis that has left 26% of Greece’s workforce unemployed, 30% of its people below the poverty line, 17% unable to meet their daily food needs and 3. 1 million without health insurance, it is hard to see how anything decided in Brussels or in Athens in the coming week will do much to change the lives of a large number of Greeks any time soon. ...
Apple's revenge of the nerds is brutal and will leave us all poorer image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 27th of June 2015 01:10:26 AM
.... That wasn’t really any surprise, considering the signals the market had been giving off for weeks. As this column mentioned last week, consolidation in the health insurance industry was the clearest possible signal that the markets did not expect the Supreme Court to strike the law down. ...
Wal-Mart does so much wrong, but the shame is that none of it is illegal image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 19th of June 2015 06:05:37 PM
....At some point this month, it will announce a decision regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as ObamaCare, and the constitutional legality of the federal government providing millions of Americans with subsidies to help pay for their insurance premiums. King v Barwell is a decision that could have an impact on the health insurance of millions. ...
Morrisons shareholders protest over £1m bonus for sacked former CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of June 2015 12:02:31 PM
....Related: Morrisons sacks supermarket boss Dalton Philips. Philips, who left the company in January, was awarded his bonus in cash on top of his £850,000 salary, £213,000 in pension payments and £28,000 in benefits including a car allowance and private health insurance. ...

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