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Is CVS' Acquisition of Aetna Good News?

Posted by Chip Block on December 4, 2017 9:20 AM EST
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Within these Blogs from time to time, we find ourselves re-publishing news from others.  A good example of this is this weekend's interesting announcement of CVS' intended purchase of Aetna health insurance, one of our nations largest health insurance carriers.  So, is this a good thing...

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More About CareTrek

Posted by Joe Antle on November 7, 2017 12:55 PM EST
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In today's world with problems as vexing as SUD (substance use disorder), it is imperative that we find solutions that work.  The opioid epidemic has been declared a public health emergency and crisis on both federal and state levels.  Yet, just recovering isn't the long-term solution.  Once recovered, all victims of SUD need.....

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SUD: Get on Track and Stay There

Posted by Joe Antle on November 7, 2017 12:25 PM EST
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My employer, RecoveryTrek, has become the nation's fastest-growing third-party administrator for licensed professionals substance abuse monitoring and testing programs.  For some time now, the company has been developing a new concept to bring the solutions that help licensed professionals recover from substance abuse and get their careers back on track.  RecoveryTrek is now announcing a new product to help these professionals (and other folks as well) to Stay on Track.  Any wonder why RecoveryTrek's corporate slogan is "Stay on Track"?  Here are the details....

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The Wrong Direction: Scary New Data

Posted by Joe Antle on October 29, 2017 1:45 PM EDT
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Several new research studies reveal a U.S. health and retirement trend that is definitely going in the wrong direction. A recent article, written by Ben Steverman of Bloomberg News, illustrates that "we're retiring later, dying sooner and are sicker in between".....

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"Organic" Healthy Heart Solutions

Posted by Chip Block on October 19, 2017 10:45 AM EDT
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A lot of our team's blogs build off of interesting newspaper or television stories that relate to either the healthcare crisis, population health management, challenges in employee benefits and workplace wellness and the dilemma that we call health reform.  More often than not, the media and politicians focus on health insurance reforms.

So, news coverage triggers our blogs pretty often.  Given that three of us are ex-media executives or health benefits consultants or organizational development experts, it's understandable.  

But this blog is based on an interesting advertisement that I saw in the Virginia Beach Beacon section of The Virginian-Pilot.  It promotes a really interesting, innovative and "organic" solution for reversing heart disease, called....

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U.S Can Learn From Japan's Health Care

Posted by Joe Antle on October 9, 2017 5:50 PM EDT
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A few weeks ago, Chip wrote a blog and alluded to an article he heard about in one of both of our favorite newspapers, The Virginian-Pilot.  The article was actually an opinion piece written by Noah Smith and it was published in The Virginian-Pilot's Op-Ed section on September 21st.  I agree with Chip....

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Still Looking for The Next Big Thing

Posted by Chip Block on September 27, 2017 9:50 PM EDT
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Republican efforts to design an effective and affordable replacement for the ACA fails again to gain support.  Apparently, repealing a bad law is harder than thought, and replacing it with a really good alternative is....

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