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“Do No Harm” — Healthcare Workers and Aggressive Patient Behavior

July 25th, 2018

Once a doctor or nurse is on the clock, patient care comes first. From checking charts and administering medication to managing routines and updating concerned family members, a caregiver always keeps the patient’s well-being top of mind. But there is one facet that healthcare staff have internalized as “just part of the job” — tolerating…Read More

Sitting Tied to Raised Risk of Death From 14 Diseases

July 3rd, 2018

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Get up off of the couch: Sitting too much may kill you even if you exercise regularly. If you sit for six hours a day or more, your risk of dying early jumps 19 percent, compared with people who sit fewer than three hours, an American Cancer Society…Read More

Why People Like Their Supplemental Coverage

June 25th, 2018

Survey Shows Nearly 10 out of 10 People Satisfied with Their Supplemental Plans One challenge people often face is deciding whether to purchase insurance coverage they hope to never have to use. Ending up in a hospital, facing a significant injury or illness, or worrying about mounting medical debt are issues no one wants to…Read More

U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional

June 25th, 2018

In a brief filed in a federal court in Texas, the department said a tax law signed last year by President Donald Trump that eliminated penalties for not having health insurance rendered the so-called individual mandate under Obamacare unconstitutional. The Justice Department said that also nullifies two other major provisions of Obamacare linked to the…Read More

5 Facts that Show Why Consumers Love Telehealth

June 25th, 2018

Telehealth is a “game-changer” in health care: It has the potential to make it easier and more convenient for people to access quality care; mitigate provider shortages, especially in rural areas; and save money through less expensive virtual visits. The promise of virtual care is quickly becoming reality. The following five facts explain why: 1….Read More

Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans

June 20th, 2018

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced an expansion of health insurance plans that do not meet all ObamaCare requirements, in an effort to allow customers access to cheaper insurance options. The plans, called association health plans, allow small businesses and other groups to band together to buy health insurance. The move is part of a broader…Read More

ACA lawsuit could jeopardize 52 million Americans’ access to health care

June 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON — An obscure district court lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act became a potent threat to one of the law’s most popular provisions last week,when the Justice Department filed a brief arguing that as of Jan. 1, 2019, the protections for people with pre-existing conditions should be invalidated. The Justice Department argued the judge…Read More

Skimping can’t save seniors from rising med cost

June 5th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers. The Health and Human Services inspector general’s office says it found a 17 percent drop in the overall…Read More

Disability Insurance Improves Financial Wellness

May 31st, 2018

Disability insurance gives consumers financial security through income protection if the unexpected occurs. However, one in three working Americans don’t have adequate disability coverage. That places strain on both the consumer and the employer. That’s why it’s important for you to help educate individual clients about how disability insurance can lessen the burden of an…Read More

IRS sets HSA limits for 2019

May 30th, 2018

HSA limits slightly increased The IRS has released the new Health Savings Accounts contribution limits and maximum out-of-pocket figures for 2019. Next year, contribution limits for individuals rise to $3,500, from $3,450 in 2018. For families, limits rise to $7,000, from 2017’s $6,900. Maximum out-of-pocket figures also rose—for individuals, the max out-of-pocket is $6,750, up…Read More

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