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Walgreens, Home Depot shift employees to insurance exchanges

Two large companies--Walgreens and Home Depot--recently announced they're shifting some employees to health insurance exchanges, citing escalating health costs as the primary driver.

Consumer-driven health plan participants more likely to use mHealth apps

Adults enrolled in a consumer-driven health plan are more likely to use a smartphone or tablet for health-related purposes than members enrolled in a traditional health plan, according to the findings of a recent survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

More companies choose to self-insure employees

Health insurers might lose a large amount of business as large, private employers increasingly opt to self-insure their workers instead of contracting with an insurance company.

Big companies give employees fixed funds for insurance

Two large U.S. companies, Sears and Darden Restaurants, are overhauling how they provide health insurance by giving their employees fixed amounts of money to buy plans from a health insurance exchange.

Consumer-driven, high-deductible plans grow

Although participation in consumer-driven and high-deductible health plans remains low, it continues to grow, reaching 22 million customers this year, according to a new report by the Employee

Retirees need more than $100K to cover health costs

Despite health reform, retirees will need hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings to cover medical expenses when they retire, according to a report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute

U.S. residents fear lack of EMR confidentiality

While most U.S. residents like the idea of having EMRs, they're concerned that their privacy won't be protected, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. More than half

Study: Many insured Americans still confident about access to care

As we've noted previously, studies show that many Americans are beginning to cut back on medical services and prescription drugs. Still, consumers aren't completely demoralized when it comes to