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February 1, 2013
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  • Teach clients about the other uses for life insurance
    Clients have a good grasp of the death benefits offered by life insurance, but few understand that cash-value policies can finance major expenses, according to this article. It's a good idea to educate clients on the ways cash-value life insurance can be used, such as providing for early retirement, a child's college education, the medical needs of aging parents or business-startup capital. National Underwriter Life & Health (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What works -- and what doesn't -- with e-mail marketing
    Don't worry about sending out too many marketing e-mails as long as you keep your content interesting, writes Michael Mothner, founder and CEO of Wpromote. "Yes, some people may unsubscribe," he writes. "But the impact you get from sending more e-mails far outweighs the loss of a few subscribers." Don't always feel the need to come up with fresh copy for e-mails, he writes, and consider sending a "remail" within 48 hours to people who didn't open an initial e-mail. Inc. online (free registration)/On Site blog (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Out-of-network billing is out of control, AHIP study finds
    Some health care providers charge exorbitant fees for out-of-network care, sometimes close to 100 times the Medicare rate, a study by AHIP found. "When you're out of network, it's a blank check," said AHIP president and CEO Karen Ignagni. "Unless we deal with cost, we won't have affordability, and unless we have affordability, we won't have people participating" in the Affordable Care Act, she said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IRS issues final rules on health insurance tax credits
    Tax credits for the purchase of health insurance will be calculated on the basis of self-only coverage rather than more costly family coverage, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS also is proposing that families excluded from receiving such credits won't face a penalty if they opt against buying insurance. Bloomberg (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Federal exchanges will be up and running in October, HHS says
    HHS will be ready for open enrollment this fall, according to a department official. The federal government must set up exchanges in at least 30 states and have them ready to begin enrolling consumers in October. The department also reported an in-progress information hub that will help with verifying exchange eligibility. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Workplace wellness programs win fans among workers
    Employees are increasingly seeing the benefits of wellness programs at work, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 1,103 employees. The study found that the percentage of workers who believe in the ability of corporate wellness activities to improve health and lower costs rose to 62% last year, from 55% in 2011. Employees who participate in such programs also had positive feedback: 59% say the programs help them be more productive, 51% say they improve motivation and 43% say the programs have lowered the number of days they missed. BenefitsPro.com (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Registration is open: AHIP’s new Dual Eligibles Summit
    AHIP’s new Dual Eligibles Summit: Improving Care, Coverage, and Cost, March 12 in Washington, D.C., will address issues related to access, care integration and quality measurement for dual eligibles in sessions such as “Integrating Behavioral Health, Physical Health and Personal Support Services,” and “State Strategies for Streamlining and Aligning Initiatives.” Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ICD-10 and 5010 Mandate—A Technology View
    AHIP offers a mobile-friendly course that provides a basic understanding of ICD-10 code sets, ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversions, and coding diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures. The first of several courses focused on providing IT professionals with health care knowledge, this course leads the student toward earning the new Information Technology Professional (ITP) designation. For details, visit our website. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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