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technical.ly - CareFirst launched a virtual primary care practice. It's the first new company from the health insurer's innovation team - Technical.ly Baltimore
CareFirst launched a virtual primary care practice. It's the first new company from the health insurer's innovation team - Technical.ly Baltimore
Technical.ly

It's a theme that resonated before the pandemic, but came into particular view following a time when patients and healthcare professionals were connecting remotely. Virtual care became a necessity with the arrival of the pandemic. But going…

businessinsider.com - Sawdah Bhaimiya - These are the 10 workplaces with the best work-life balance in the UK, with tech firms coming out top
These are the 10 workplaces with the best work-life balance in the UK, with tech firms coming out top
Business Insider

Tech firms dominate Glassdoor's annual list of the top 20 UK organizations for work-life balance. The Office for National Statistics, IT firm Softcat, and chip firm Arm ranked highest. Reviews for the top firms mention flat management structures…

reuters.com - Large employer group launches new pharmacy benefit management business
Large employer group launches new pharmacy benefit management business
Reuters

Oct 25 (Reuters) - A nonprofit coalition of nearly 40 private employers, including U.S. retailers Walmart (WMT.N) and Costco (COST.O), said on Monday it has launched a new company that would offer pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services for…

samaa.tv - Web desk - CDWP approves Punjab health insurance scheme worth Rs332b
CDWP approves Punjab health insurance scheme worth Rs332b
SAMAA

The Central Development Working Party or CDWP gave go-ahead on Monday to two projects worth Rs345.62 billion and recommended them to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council or ECNEC for further consideration. The meeting was…

khn.org - Susan Jaffe - 3 States Limit Nursing Home Profits in Bid to Improve Care
3 States Limit Nursing Home Profits in Bid to Improve Care
Kaiser Health News

This story also ran on Fortune. It can be republished for free. Nursing homes receive billions of taxpayers' dollars every year to care for chronically ill frail elders, but until now, there was no guarantee that's how the money would be spent.

crunchbase.com - Janice Bitters Turi - Sana story
Sana story
Crunchbase

Health insurance provider Sana has raised an additional $20 million in a Series A extension round, the company tells Crunchbase News. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily The Austin, Texas-based company is focused on offering new health insurance…

abcnews.go.com -  KAREL JANICEK Associated Press - Infections soar as Czech authorities urge vaccination
Infections soar as Czech authorities urge vaccination
ABC News

PRAGUE -- Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic have soared to the highest levels in more than half a year as authorities call on people to get vaccinated. The Health Ministry said the daily tally of new cases jumped to 4,262 on Monday…

businessinsider.com - Sponsor Post - Workplace culture has made strides in mental-health support - but small-businesses need to catch up, survey reveals
Workplace culture has made strides in mental-health support - but small-businesses need to catch up, survey reveals
Business Insider

Small-business decision-makers and employees are not on the same page about mental health at work. A recent Cigna + Oscar small-business survey revealed mental health sentiments in the workplace. People of color are more likely to feel isolated at…

prweb.com - Wellness Workdays Announces Call for Speakers for 2022 Emerging Trends
Wellness Workdays Announces Call for Speakers for 2022 Emerging Trends
PRWeb

Our conference offers an unparalleled opportunity for speakers to highlight their thought leadership on topics related to corporate wellness and employee well-being. Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of corporate wellness programs, announces…

thehill.com - Alexander Bolton - Manchin shutting down Sanders on Medicare expansion
Manchin shutting down Sanders on Medicare expansion
TheHill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Monday shut down one of Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) biggest priorities, expanding Medicare, which Manchin warned would undermine the solvency of the broader program. Sanders insisted in a…

healthcarefinancenews.com - Northwell Direct leads and rides the trend of direct contracting in the self-insured market
Northwell Direct leads and rides the trend of direct contracting in the self-insured market
Healthcare Finance News

Photo: Northwell Health/Courtesy Northwell Direct contracting is gaining traction in what is seen as a lower-cost alternative to traditional health insurance. Northwell Health recently ditched its commercial insurers to contract directly with…

venturebeat.com - Kyle Wiggers - Drone data analytics provider DroneBase nabs $20M
Drone data analytics provider DroneBase nabs $20M
VentureBeat

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. DroneBase, a company providing drones as a service to capture high-resolution aerial photos, today announced that it raised $20…

ktar.com - Obamacare enrollment in Arizona expands by 40,000, with more gains likely
Obamacare enrollment in Arizona expands by 40,000, with more gains likely
KTAR.com

WASHINGTON – More than 40,000 Arizonans signed up for Affordable Care Act health insurance in the six-month special enrollment period earlier this year, and advocates expect the numbers to keep rising in the enrollment period that opens next…

modernhealthcare.com - Purchaser Business Group on Health launches PBM
Purchaser Business Group on Health launches PBM
Modern Healthcare

The Purchaser Business Group on Health launched a pharmacy benefit manager, the not-for-profit employer-led coalition announced Monday. The PBM, which manages prescription drug benefits on behalf of payers, was born out of employers' frustration as…

forbes.com - Heidi Lynne Kurter - Employers, Here Are 3 Ways You Can Advocate For Your Employees' Mental Health
Employers, Here Are 3 Ways You Can Advocate For Your Employees' Mental Health
Forbes

A common misconception is that mental health and mental illness are the same thing. Everyone has mental health but not everyone has a mental illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mental health as including…

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