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2014/8/20
U.S. employers expect a 4% increase in 2015 health care costs for active employees after plan design changes, according to global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW). If no adjustments are made, employers project a 5.2% growth rate, putting absolute cost per person for health care benefits at an all-time high.
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The overwhelming majority (86%) of baby boomers express concern about the affordability of health care in retirement, but very few pre-retirees admit they have taken financial steps to prepare for health care costs in retirement, according to a study released today by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP). The Health, Wealth and Retirement SM study, which surveyed more than 1,000 employed baby boomers ages 50-64 who are preparing for retirement with at least $100,000 in investable assets, asked these individuals about their attitudes toward health, health care costs and the impact each may have in retirement.
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2014/9/8
-Innovative Abbott testing technology may help to identify severe infections sooner -A study shows the technology could lower associated health care costs by 30 percent and reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics WASHINGTON , Sept.
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2014/10/8
Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) announced today that total spending on health care by employers participating in Towers Watson’s OneExchange private exchange solution for active employees is projected to grow by just 1.8% from 2014 to 2015.
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2014/10/28
Optum and Alere today announced that Optum has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alere Health and its subsidiaries, which provide leading condition management, case management, wellbeing, wellness and women’s and children’s health services to more than 200 regional and local health plans, 89 Fortune 500 employers and 29 states.
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