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Employers: Here's an Open Enrollment Checklist

 
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7 must-answer questions to ensure you have the right health plan  

For many employers, Open Enrollment is here. Are you scrambling to get everything in order? Here are seven questions that will help make sure you don't miss any critical steps in the process--and the absolute best health plan for your situation.   

Broken HR processes lead to unhappy people

 
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This is a story of healthcare confusion. Don't worry, there is a happy ending. 

If you could be so kind, let me tell you a story about a broken process and unhappy people. Then, we'll brighten things up a bit, and I'll share a story about a beautiful process and happy people! What do you say? 

Why is it so hard to get low cost health insurance?

 
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Investigating price transparency 

Healthcare is broken partly because no one knows what anything costs. Everyone agrees: we should fix that. We should make prices transparent

Three reasons employers are dropping their health plans

 
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Why are employers dropping their plans?

WellPoint, the nation’s second-largest health insurance company, has lost 12 percent of its small group business so far this year as a result of small employer clients dropping their health plans. The insurer expects this trend to accelerate over the next few years.

10 Healthcare reporters you should be following on Twitter

 
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Lately, we've been hearing a ton about insurance networks and how to choose appropriately. Let's take a break today to focus on a different network - a social network.

VIDEO: Bernie the St. Bernard takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

 

Ice, Ice, Baby

The ALS states the ice bucket challenge may not be suitable for everyone - including small children, the elderly, and pets, but Bernie couldn't resist! Watch our fearless mascot accept the challenge & help raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

CFOs: 4 must-ask strategy questions about your health plan

 
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Guidance for tough health insurance decisions 

CFOs are becoming more and more involved in the organization’s health plan decision because benefits are less straightforward and more expensive than they used to be.

Death Over Dinner promotes talking, planning for end

 
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Seventy-five percent of people want to die at home but only 25 percent actually do.

Michael Hebb cites these numbers as why he founded Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death, an organization that encourages Americans to host dinner parties where the topic is — you guessed it — death.

Nashville friends: Hospitals by Blue Cross Network

 
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Avoid getting hit with an out-of-network bill 

Back in February, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) announced a change in how it handles out-of-network emergency care.

You are paying too much for prescription drugs

 
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But here are 4 ways to save 

As a Type I diabetic, I understand that prescriptions can be expensive--REALLY expensive. Every time I pick up insulin, I cringe as I hand over my debit card.

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