The “Safeway Amendment” to the Affordable Care Act allows employers to tie a large chunk of health insurance premiums to various wellness initiatives. Its inclusion in the ACA, with almost unanimous bipartisan support and no debate, can be attributed to two factors: First, Safeway, the supermarket chain the amendment is named after, reported saving 40% in its own highly publicized program. …
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Jeff Greene to Present at University Research Parks Int’l Conference
Greene to discuss University Research Parks serving as save harbors for entrepreneurs.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – (September 28, 2016) MedEncentive, LLC, a leader in the area of healthcare cost containment, announced today that CEO and founder Jeff Greene will be a keynote presenter at the Association of University Research Parks 2016 International Conference in Oklahoma City.
Greene will discuss the societal benefits that can be realized when university research parks serve as start-up incubators for private entrepreneurs. His presentation takes place on Thursday, September 29 at 10:10 a.m. CT, at the Skirvin Hotel downtown conference center.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Care Management Program Awarded Certificate of Validation by Care Innovations Validation Institute
PROVIDENCE, RI (September 8, 2016) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) announced today that its care management program has been awarded a Certificate of Validation by Care InnovationsTM Validation Institute. The validation verifies that BCBSRI’s comprehensive program for patients with complex medical conditions has created cost savings while enhancing member health.
Remote Monitoring System Allows Seniors to Live in Their Homes Longer AND Reduces Total Medical Expense By $687 Per Member Per Month
Fallon Health, a Massachusetts-based health insurer and care provider, has partnered with Minneapolis-based Healthsense to become the first health plan in the U.S. to provide passive, remote monitoring for its NaviCare members. Fallon Health decided to expand the passive remote monitoring based on the results of a recent 12-month study. …
High Value or Hype? Four Signs of a Good Wellness Program
Your group health insurance clients search for ways to curb costs yet keep their plan competitive and attractive. Wellness programs promise to do this, but how can you tell whether a program has real results or just terrific marketing? With a bit of knowhow, you can help your clients find the high-value programs. A high-value program has…