As Compliance Become More Complex, Employers Turn To Brokers For Guidance, Survey Finds

Sixty-nine percent of brokers cited ever-changing federal and state mandates as a leading market force driving their firms to add new products and service offerings.

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Aetna, Other Insurers Will Start Covering Weight Loss Drug Wegovy For Heart Conditions

Aetna, Elevance Health and Kaiser Permanente will cover Wegovy to reduce heart attack risk in Medicare patients with heart conditions, following the FDA's approval of the drug to reduce stroke or heart attack risk in March.

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Medicare Spending On Ozempic Sees Huge Spikes

Total gross Medicare spending on GLP-1 drugs has skyrocketed, rising from $57 million in 2018 to $5.7 billion in 2022.

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9 Foods To Help Lower Blood Pressure

Having high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease. If that weren’t alarming enough, roughly half of Americans have high blood pressure. Fortunately, it’s possible to lower blood pressure (and prevent it from rising to unhealthy levels in the first place) through diet and lifestyle habits. If you want to eat ...

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Rising Complaints of Unauthorized Obamacare Plan-Switching and Sign-Ups Trigger Concern

Federal and state regulators aren’t doing enough to stop the growing problem of rogue health insurance brokers making unauthorized policy switches for Affordable Care Act policyholders, say consumers, agents, nonprofit enrollee assistance groups, and other insurance experts. “We think it’s urgent and it requires a lot more attention and resources,” said Jennifer Sullivan, director of ...

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California Democrats Seek $1.5 Billion For Low-Income Health Care. GOP Wants Answers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers are trying to find a way to fund Medi-Cal and other promised safety net programs while dealing with a projected deficit of $38 billion to $73 billion.

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