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The Gamification Trend in Health Care: Interactive Games are Educating Health Care Consumers
It may sound like a cheap buzz word, but gamification is a very real thing in the health insurance world.
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Same-Sex Marriage and Benefits: Compatible?

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Same-Sex Marriage and Benefits: Compatible?
On June 6th 2014, Wisconsin became the nineteenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. And with marriage, comes benefits. But that still isn’t always the case.
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The Digital Revolution of Claims Submissions

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The Digital Revolution of Claims Submissions
The digital age has firmly planted its feet in today’s society. From day-to-day activities like reading a novel on a tablet instead of an actual book, to industry-wide shifts like hospitals moving from physical to digital patient medical records, the way of paper is rapidly running out of steam.
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Wellness Programs are on the Rise

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Wellness Programs are on the Rise
Employer subsidized Health Management Programs (also called wellness programs) have seen a surge in popularity lately. A recent study by Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health has shown a 15% growth this year in the amount of money spent by employers on wellness programs for employees.
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Health Care Reform Timeline

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Health Care Reform Timeline
A history of the ACA and its effects
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