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Coordination of Canadian Health Insurance Benefits

It is not uncommon for a Canadian to have private health insurance coverage from more than one plan. If this is the case then the question arises: which plan pays out for eligible expenses first and which plan pays out second? The answer to this is a process called "coordination of health insurance benefits". Read on for more information and helpful tips!
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CX Snapshot: Health Insurance

As consumers take more control of their healthcare decisions, insurance companies are catching up to other industries in how they interact with members and deliver customer experiences. The member experience is beginning to differentiate payers. So what is the state of CX among health insurance firms? TTEC Digital recently conducted an assessment of four leading U.S. health insurers, where we assessed channel experience and overall service. Mystery shopping, voice of the member, and other inter...
Tags: Business, Health Insurance, TTEC Digital

A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed

A health tech company was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions daily after a security lapse left a server without a password. The little-known software company, California-based Meditab, bills itself as one of the leading electronic medical records software makers for hospitals, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies. The company, among other things, processes electronic faxes for healthcare providers, still a primary method for sharing patient files to other provide...
Tags: Health, Security, California, Articles, Tech, Fax, Social Security, Dubai, Health Insurance, Illness, Puerto Rico, San Juan, University of Texas, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Marrero, HIPAA

Bio Roundup: Golumbeski’s Legacy, CRISPR Moratorium, Rebate Week & More

While all eyes in the biopharmaceutical world are currently trained on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s proposal to buy Celgene for $74 billion, it wasn’t that long ago that another company’s gaze was fixed on the Summit, NJ, drug maker.In the early 2000s, before the FDA approved Celgene’s flagship multiple myeloma drug lenalidomide (Revlimid), Novartis (NYSE: NVS considered buying the company. It passed, unwilling to risk billions on an unapproved drug. Those details came from biopharma dealmaker George...
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Medi-Share vs. Samaritan Ministries (2019 Review & Comparison)

It’s no secret that I have been using Medi-Share for my family as our health insurance alternative for years. I have enjoyed it and it has saved us a ton of money over the years. But in this video I sit down with a friend of mine who has been a long-time Samaritan member and we compare and contrast the differences between the two. So if you are looking at a Christian health sharing ministry (or know anyone who might be) this will definitely help. Get samaritan pr...
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Why An ER Visit Can Cost So Much — Even For Those With Health Insurance

Vox reporter Sarah Kliff spent over a year reading thousands of ER bills and investigating the reasons behind the costs, including hidden fees, overpriced supplies and out-of-network doctors.
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What Does Private Canadian Health Insurance Cover?

Have you ever wondered what sort of coverage is actually offered via private health insurance plans in Canada? In this article we take a look at the types of coverage that private health and dental insurance plans offer, as well as how these coverages relate to public Canadian healthcare plans. There are also links to more detailed articles about specific types of coverage for those people who really want to dive into the realm of private Canadian health insurance!
Tags: Travel, Canada, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Prescription Drugs, Caregivers, Dental Care, Paramedical Coverage, Durable Medical Equipment, Vision Care

Brexit: what happens the next day if there is no deal?

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, what will be the immediate impact on your finances, rights and travel plans?In a sentence You’ll have to request a green card from your insurer if driving to Europe after 29 March Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Money, Investments, Insurance, Eu, European Union, UK News, Consumer affairs, Banks and building societies, Foreign Policy, Health Insurance, Pensions, Motoring, Travel Insurance

Aim for This Emergency Fund Goal 

When it comes to following standard financial advice, how many of us can say we actually have three to six months worth of living expenses saved in an emergency fund?Read more...
Tags: Health, Personal Finance, Money, Savings, Insurance, Health Insurance, Emergency, Lifehacks, Emergency Fund

A Week In Ventura, CA, On A $36,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you NYC-based and getting married soon? Join Refinery29 Work & Money Director Lindsey Stanberry for a fun evening talking marriage and money moves this Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. at the Zola pop-up. It's free! Just RSVP here.Today: a preschool teac...
Tags: Credit Cards, Fashion, Music, California, Netflix, Health Insurance, Starbucks, Sephora, Olive Garden, Ventura, Vons, Gilmore Girls, Downtown Disney, Caesar, California Adventure Park, Lindsey Stanberry

Debunking 4 Commonly Believed Myths About Healthcare For Small Businesses

by Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie Making healthcare available to your small business employees can be a daunting prospect. Procuring employee benefits can be costly and confusing to a non-expert in the field. However, it is essential to separate fact from fiction when considering providing your small business employees with the valuable gift of healthcare. Here are four debunked commonly believed myths about healthcare for small businesses: My employees have medical issues; I probably...
Tags: Startups, New York, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Medicare, District Of Columbia, AHIP, Business Insurance, Small Business Advice, Thinking Aloud, Wellthie, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sally Poblete

How Do I Find Health Insurance?

From the U.S.: My son has ADD ADHD and is 22 and is having a lot of trouble with anger issues, anxiety, etc He was on Vivanse and now is on Adderol (which I hate the affects) because we can’t afford the Vivanse He really needs counseling. He is helping me take care of my wife who has Alzheimers and had a pizza delivery job at night and weekends, but quit that. He just doesn’t want to do anything and gets in fits of rage and depression. He is also on an anti-depressive. He needs an insurance afte...
Tags: Family, General, Therapy, Medication related questions, Parenting & Children, Health Insurance, Vivanse

A Week In NYC On A $150,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you NYC-based and getting married soon? Join Refinery29 Work & Money Director, Lindsey Stanberry, for a fun evening talking marriage and money moves, this Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m., at the Zola pop-up. It's free! Just RSVP here.Today: an associate ...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Chicago, House, Portugal, Manhattan, Health Insurance, Starbucks, Kate Spade, Upper West Side, Frank, McDonald, Tso, Pats, Duane Reade

You Might Not Have to Pay That Medical Bill

The next time you get a medical bill in the mail, it’s worth a phone call to find out if you actually have to pay it, or if it was billed to you erroneously.Read more...
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When Health Insurance Makes Healthcare More Expensive

My beloved dentist Dr. M retired after 45 years (see Staying In Your Job After Financial Independence). A new dentist who only graduated dental school 3 years ago took over (bought?) his practice. I met this new dentist in a routine cleaning-and-exam appointment last month. The new dentist was very friendly. After a thorough exam, he recommended that I get a night guard to prevent damages from night time grinding or clenching. Because I have some gum recession, he also recommended gum line filli...
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2018 2019 2020 Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) For Affordable Care Act (ACA)

People who don’t have health insurance from work can buy health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The premiums are made affordable by a premium subsidy in the form of a tax credit calculated off your income relative to the federal poverty levels (FPL), also known as HHS poverty guidelines. You qualify for the premium subsidy only if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is at 400% FPL or below. If your MAGI goes above 400% FPL even by $1, you lose all the subs...
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A Week In Orange County, CA, On A $30,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Oh, hey, did you hear we launched a podcast? Check out Money Diaries: The Podcast, and subscribe today so you don't miss any episode!Today: a stripper who makes $30,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on a new lingerie set.Occupation: Strippe...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Fashion, Music, Craigslist, Amazon Prime, Health Insurance, Seattle, Orange County, Hulu, Sephora, Joe, Taco Bell, Amanda Lovelace, Soyaki

Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet

Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily — one of the health-focused subsidiaries of Google‘s parent company — Alphabet, is developing a shoe that can detect weight and movement, indicate increasing momentum around using data from wearables for clinical health applications and treatments. For venture capital investors, the movea from Apple and Alphabet to show new applications for wearable d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Technology, Connected Devices, US, Entrepreneur, Companies, Hypertension, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Disease

Will tech companies change the way we manage our health?

Cyrus Radfar Contributor Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat As of September 2018, the top 10 tech companies in the U.S. had spent a total of $4.7 billion on healthcare acquisitions since 2012. The number of healthcare deals undertak...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Column, Utah, California, Washington, White House, Tech, Canada, Healthcare, Oscar, Jp Morgan, Health Insurance, Berkshire Hathaway

GoFundMe CEO: One-Third of Site’s Fundraisers Are to Cover Medical Costs

According to a new report from Gallup, uninsured rates in the U.S. have reached a four-year high
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California moves toward healthcare for more, not yet healthcare for all

Elizabeth Aguilera Contributor Share on Twitter Elizabeth Aguilera is an award-winning multi-media journalist who will cover health and social services for CALmatters. She joins CALmatters from Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3, where she produced stories about community health. It was way easier for candidate Gavin Newsom to endorse  single-payer healthcare  coverage for everyone than it is now for Gov. Newsom to ...
Tags: Health, Column, Obamacare, Congress, California, Articles, Tech, Policy, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Medicare, Jerry Brown, Uc-berkeley, Director, Medicaid, Federal Government

A Week In Frederick, MD, On A $54,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a teacher who makes $54,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on shredded cheese. This educator mentions in her diary that her fiancé is a furloughed federal worker. You can click here for some resources to help furloughed government emp...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Maryland, Aldi, Netflix, Health Insurance, Costco, Hgtv, Frederick, John Frieda, Keri Danielski, Frederick MDSalary, Trash Service

A Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Best Health Insurance Options

Building a successful business is hard work. Finding the affordable, quality health insurance you need doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re self-employed and working out of your garage or the owner of a small business with multiple employees, you face different challenges when it comes to finding and getting Mediclaim policy. Moreover, Health insurance is expensive, complicated, and sensitive, but a must if you’re looking to grow. But small business health insurance is a must if you’re looking to ...
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How to Find Your Hospital's Price List

The actual cost of anything at a hospital is a mystery until you get the bill, but as of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post a list of all their prices online. It can be confusing, near-unreadable, and hard to find, but it’s there. Somewhere. Read more...
Tags: Health, Money, Hospital, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Lifehacks, Pricing

Durable Medical Equipment Coverage via Canadian Health Insurance

Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches and canes oftentimes plays a critical role when recovering from an accident or debilitating illness. However, these medical devices can be very expensive to buy or even rent, and many Canadians (mistakenly) believe that their public healthcare plan will cover these costs. This is where private health insurance such as employee benefits and individual health insurance comes into play! Read on to find out more.
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How to Negotiate Employee Benefits With Small Business Employers

When applying for a job, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by questions: do you want a salary or hourly rate? Is it better to be an employee or a contractor? What is the commute time, and can you work from home? The answers to these questions about employee benefits and workplace environment will shape your experience with a company. Despite that, many workers underestimate the importance of a great benefits package. Healthcare, retirement contributions, stocks options, and profit sharing, and paid t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Sales, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Negotiation, Vacation Time, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, FMLA, FLSA, Health Insurance Health, Employee Perks, Employee Performance Reviews, Small Business Hiring

Psychology Around the Net: December 22, 2018

Happy Holidays, sweet readers! Regardless of which holiday you celebrate — or even if you celebrate one at all — you’ve no doubt felt a mix of pleasant and not-so-pleasant emotions this month (why does this read like a horoscope?) — especially if you celebrate Christmas as you now only have a few days to go! Take a look at this week’s Psychology Around the Net to learn more about how to handle the holidays when they aren’t the most wonderful time of the year for you, ways to navigate the season...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Smoking, Holidays, Children, Obesity, Relationships, Study, Happiness, Christmas, Research, Intelligence, Stress, Depression, Heart Disease

Bowtie raises $30M to bring the digital insurance model to Hong Kong

The digital revolution has spawned ‘challenger’ banks that operate entirely online, with no high street presence. That phenomenon has taken off in Europe — particularly the UK — but over in Hong Kong, one of the world’s key financial hubs, the digital-only push is coming to the insurance industry. Bowtie, a Hong Kong-based digital insurer, just announced a double milestone today: the company has become the first online-only operator to earn a license in the country while it has also revealed it ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Indonesia, Funding, Insurance, Tech, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Bowtie, Pwc, Tencent, Health Insurance, Silicon Valley

Simple Tips For Startups Picking Small Business Health Insurance Plans

One of the most daunting aspects of running a startup is picking an affordable small business health insurance plan. These tips can make the process easier. You care about the well-being of your employees and want to ensure they have what they need to continue to do excellent work for your company. After all, you’ve worked hard to attract the top talent – and you want to keep it! You want to make sure you provide them with the best possible health insurance plan, but as a small business, your r...
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Health insurance for US-based freelancers

Note: this post originally appeared as a newsletter to my mailing list, but I received so much feedback on it that I decided to publish it here as well. Thanks to all the readers who responded with your own stories about health insurance! Here in the US, it’s health insurance open enrollment time, which means that you can purchase a new plan, change plans, switch to a new flavor of plan, etc. For many freelancers (and from here on out, by “freelancers,” I mean those who work in the US), health i...
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