The biggest corporations directly pay for many healthcare services. There are ways small companies can do the same. Paul Johnson Published 6:00 am, Monday, June 25, 2018 Photo: SARINYAPINNGAM | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: SARINYAPINNGAM | Getty Images You Can Cut Employee Health Insurance Costs the Same Way Big Companies Do 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The cost of health insurance has risen by 50 percent in the last decade. During that time, independent physicians reduced profitability, both in percentage and actual return. How can that be? Administrative costs, regulation and place of service are major contributing factors, as is waste, fraud and abuse. A recent Harvard study shows how to cut one trillion dollars -- a third of the total cost of healthcare -- with no loss … [Read more...] about You Can Cut Employee Health Insurance Costs the Same Way Big Companies Do
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If you think about, insurance companies are basically bookies. No, not the bust your legs in a back alley sort of bookies (though I’ve run into a few that aren’t far from that) but they do make rather sizable fortunes by betting that calamity will calmly coast past their customer and move on to somebody else’s insured. No catastrophe. No coverage. No coverage and Faithful Indemnity keeps collecting those premiums. The house wins. In the insurance game– the house usually wins. Like bookies, who (short of a fix) have little control over how the game plays out, insurance companies can make valuable use of one key tool – information about the players. How safe is that car? How new is that home’s roof? How many packs a day does that health plan member smoke? These variables help stack the deck in the betting man’s favor. So why aren’t you taking advantage of this information for yourself? Put simply, are you leveraging your insurer for a … [Read more...] about Is Your Insurance Company Banking on You Missing These Savings Tips?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index N.Y. / Region Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByEmma G. Fitzsimmons April 25, 2018 New York City’s most expensive transit project just keeps getting more expensive. And it has nothing to do with fixing the failing subway. A new train station under Grand Central Terminal and a tunnel connecting it to the Long Island Rail Road will now cost more than $11 billion — about $1 billion more than a 2014 estimate, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The project is unlikely to open before December 2022. The compounding cost overruns and construction delays on a project that began more than a decade ago have raised doubts among city leaders over whether transit officials can tackle an ambitious overhaul to rescue the subway, which serves many times more riders than the new train station will. The rail project, known as East Side Access, would … [Read more...] about As Cost of Train Link Passes $11 Billion, M.T.A.’s Credibility Shrinks
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Mesa flood of 2014 and police shootings could cost the city Mesa, faced with flood and police shooting lawsuits, expect the city's legal expenses to balloon over the next several years. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Lily Altavena, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 6:00 a.m. MT April 9, 2018 CLOSE The torrential downpour on Monday morning brought floods to Mesa. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE In the four years following the day floodwater poured through Karen Gleason's front … [Read more...] about Mesa flood of 2014 and police shootings could cost the city
By Elizabeth Harper/DealNews Sorry, deal hunters, but in 2018 you'll likely see price increases that will hurt your pocketbook. Fortunately, the first step to avoiding high prices is to be aware of them. This lets you put off purchases or look for more economical alternatives. So let's run down the list of products and services that are likely to be pricier in 2018, from luxuries like your favorite tech gadgets to essentials like groceries and medicine. Smartphones It doesn't take a math whiz to see that smartphone prices are on the rise. Just look at the latest flagship phones: the $849 Google Pixel 2 XL (last year's model cost $769), the $929 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (last year's model cost $850) and the $999 iPhone X (last year's iPhone 7 Plus cost $769). And those prices are just for the base models, so you may pay more. The problem isn't that the technology is getting more expensive -- it's that smartphone makers increasingly add high-end (and pricey) new features to lure us … [Read more...] about 8 things that will cost more in 2018