Insurers, employers offer incentives to promote healthful habits

By at 25 October, 2011, 6:51 am

American Express Co. paid thousands of employees to exercise this summer, giving each $200 toward their healthcare expenses simply for walking 21/2 miles a day. Health insurance giant Humana Inc. has begun offering camping gear, cameras and even hotel rooms in the Caribbean to customers who see the doctor and undergo tests for blood pressure [...]


Health Insurance Costs Slowing For U.S. Employers As Firms Cut Costs

By at 26 September, 2011, 6:42 pm

Employers across the U.S. are expecting to pay less for their employees’ health insurance in the next year. It is workers who could feel the pinch, however, with some firms moving employees into lower-cost health plans, or raising insurance deductibles to slash expenses. A new national survey by benefits consultancy firm Mercer reveals companies expect [...]


Almost 1 million young adults get health insurance

By at 22 September, 2011, 5:20 pm

The rise in young adults 19 to 25 with insurance comes as older Americans are losing their health insurance as the economic crisis continues. “We feel quite confident in attributing virtually all of the change to the provisions in the Affordable Care Act,” said Rick Kronick, deputy secretary for health policy for the U.S. Department [...]


Sarpy officials’ benefit at risk – Omaha World

By at 17 September, 2011, 3:00 pm

Published Saturday September 17, 2011 By John FerakWORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER Premium ContentClick on Premium Content on the Featured navigation bar for information. A proposal is on the table to end 100 percent county-paid family health insurance for Sarpy County’s elected officials and department heads — and they aren’t happy about it. First-year County Board member [...]