5 tools to track social media mentions | Benefits are top consideration when job hunting | Tomorrow's retirement won't be anything like yesterday's
January 18, 2019
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5 tools to track social media mentions
Wondering how many mentions your business is getting on social media? Marcus Ho reviews five tools to help you find out and glean valuable engagement insights.
Social Media Examiner (1/17) 
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Benefits are top consideration when job hunting
A Glassdoor survey finds about 60% of people name benefits as the No. 1 consideration before accepting a job, with health insurance the most important. Other priority benefits are dental insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, sick leave, flexibility, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and gym discounts.
HubSpot (1/17) 
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Tomorrow's retirement won't be anything like yesterday's
Traditional pensions are disappearing and most retirees will have to do their own preparation for retirement, which, because of increasing longevity, could last for 20 years or more. Only 30% of current and future retirees have the financial knowledge they will need to make important decisions about saving and investing for retirement, according to a report from Aegon.
U.S. News & World Report (1/17) 
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Study: About 75% of US workers have caregiver duties
A study by Harvard University researchers found almost 75% of US workers have caregiving responsibilities, 32% have left a job due to problems with work-life balance, and more than 80% said caregiving duties at home prevent them from giving their best performance at work. The study found more than half of employers said they did not track workers' responsibilities outside of work.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (1/16) 
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Successful investors have a long-term plan and stick with it
Successful investors create a long-term investment plan and stick with it, even during times of volatility. It is important to put enough income into investment savings and make sure the plan is diversified, while looking for low-fee investments and focusing on after-tax returns.
Fidelity (1/15) 
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Policy and the Health Care Landscape
MedPAC calls for consolidation of Medicare's value-based programs
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission voted unanimously to recommend the consolidation of hospital quality initiatives into a single program linking Medicare payments to the quality of care, arguing the move would prevent confusion and overlapping requirements. The commission outlined recommendations for a program called the Hospital Value Incentive Program and said it should start in 2020 and increase the payment rate for acute care hospitals by 2% over this year.
Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (1/17) 
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CMS unveils proposed standards for 2020 ACA health plans
The CMS unveiled its proposed notice of benefit and payment standards for Affordable Care Act plans for the 2020 coverage year and it includes proposals to lower ACA user fees, allow insurers to adopt midyear prescription formulary changes and increase the annual cost-sharing limit to $8,200 for self-only coverage and $16,400 for family coverage. The agency also asked for comments on how it might address the practice of silver-loading -- concentration of premium increases in silver plans -- and indicated support for a legislative fix enabling cost-sharing reduction payments to resume.
Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (1/17) 
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Subcommittee chair to hold "Medicare-for-all" hearings
Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., chair of the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, said she would hold hearings on several "Medicare-for-all" proposals, asking legislators who sponsored the bills to testify about what their legislation does and answer member questions. Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., has not been interested in hearings, saying the proposal does not have enough votes to pass.
The Hill (1/16) 
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