You wouldn’t believe how many people have said, ‘Please don’t do this. You’re going to start the zombie apocalypse.’
Ira Pastor, chief executive of Bioquark on plans to try to “reanimate” dead human tissue
Current cost of Narcan, a lifesaving drug that can reverse an overdose. Drug used to cost $575
Five Things Employers Would Change About the ACA
With the 2016 primary season coming to an end, and candidates at all levels turning their attention to the general election, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will remain a topic of much debate. Some candidates want to see it repealed; others want to keep it and improve upon it. But according to John Barkett, director […]
Employers Look To Private Medicare Exchanges As Alternative To Group Retiree Health Coverage
According to Kaiser Family Foundation data, just 23 percent of employers with over 200 employees offered retiree health benefits last year. But that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. Rather than exiting retiree benefits, a growing number of employers are looking to other avenues to provide benefits to retirees, including private Medicare exchanges. According to […]
You will no longer need a microscope, a calculator, or a degree in nutrition to figure out whether the food you’re buying is actually good for our kids.
First Lady Michelle Obama on changes to food labeling rules
Number of Zika cases among pregnant women in the U.S.
Gig Me A Break
The fundamental lie propagated by elementary schools everywhere: You will grow up to be a [fill in the blank]: Firefighter Nurse Teacher Astronaut Career Day perpetuates the lie, parading a series of parents before impressionable elementary school students, presenting them as doctors, lawyers, accountants and so on. Even the most banal or uninteresting profession–and let’s […]
Employers Offering Student Loan Repayment As New Benefit
In a bylined article for Employee Benefit News (EBN), Randall Abbott, senior consultant for Willis Towers Watson, recalled a time when students could stitch together part-time job, work-study programs and help from parents to graduate from college debt-free. That was, in fact, his own experience when he graduated from college. But according to Abbott, with […]
Changes To Medicare Advantage Plan Payments Made Final By CMS Ruling
It’s official. Over the next 2 years, CMS will be phasing in changes to how payments are calculated for group Medicare Advantage plans that provide health coverage to employers’ retirees. This is according to a recent ruling from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The changes are designed to stop substantial overpayments for […]
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Rachel Hooper, spokesperson for Pfizer, on tightening restrictions to keep drugs from being used for lethal injection