Archive for November 2nd, 2015

A Cautionary Tail of Head-in-the-Sand TPA Practices

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

On Oct. 29, 2015, in southern district of Texas Federal Court, a TPA administered self-insured ERISA plan and plan sponsor were sued for alleged ERISA plan assets embezzlements, deceptively concealed with alleged “fake PPO (CO) discounts” and “fee forgiveness protocol scam”

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Benefit Blog For Sale

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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I have retired from employee benefits. This blog domain is one of kind. If you start typing in google’s search box the word; benefit, this benefitblog is first on the list. This can translate into a revenue generator for the firm purchasing benefitblog.

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A Physician’s Open Letter To Medicare Patients

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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“This is a hard letter to write, but it is important that you know about a major change that is coming for both of us in 2017, just a short year away.”

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ITL Announces Upcoming Conference

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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The insurance industry is in the midst of the most consequential season in its history, so ITL is proud to be partnering with Silicon Valley Innovation Center for Insurance Disrupted, Silicon Valley, 2015, a conference in Palo Alto, CA, on November 19 and 20, 2015.  This timely gathering brings together many of the smartest people and best ideas from those who are shaping the future of insurance. You do not want to miss this summit.  With limited space available, we recommend that you register today

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Drugmaker to Offer $1 Version of $750-Per-Pill Medication

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

dollarTRENTON, N.J. –  Stepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 doses of Daraprim, whose price recently was jacked up to $750 per pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals.

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Pennsylvania Health System Offers Up-front Pricing, Prepayment

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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A Pennsylvania health system is making a significant change in how it charges patients for procedures. Instead of sending them or their insurers a complex bill with dozens of different charges after the fact, St. Luke’s University Health Network is posting all-inclusive prices for common procedures on its website, then having patients pay in advance.

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UCLA Health Offers Cash Pricing

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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UCLA Health offers cash pricing for selected services. Cash-pricing packages must be paid in advance of receiving services. Insurance will not be billed and claim forms will not be provided. If you would like information on cash packages, please call  (310) 794-1125 or email us at priceinfo@mednet.ucla.edu

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