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Sign a petition to make masks mandatory in pharmacies |  Boing Boing

Sign a petition to make masks mandatory in pharmacies | Boing Boing

I would like to think that people should be able to go to the drugstore or pharmacy to pick up medicine or get their shot, without risking catching one of the many respiratory viruses currently swirling all around us. Sounds like something everyone should be able to handle, right? (I’m naïve, aren’t I? Sigh). If …

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More residents of NL  opt for a higher healthcare deductible to keep premiums low

More residents of NL opt for a higher healthcare deductible to keep premiums low

With health insurance premiums rising on top of everything else and also becoming more expensive, more and more Dutch residents are opting for higher health care deductibles in exchange for a reduction on their premiums. But it also means that with a bit of bad luck you’ll have to cough up a higher amount if …

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Louisiana Department or Insurance: Seniors Should Be Aware of Scams During Open Enrollment

Louisiana Department or Insurance: Seniors Should Be Aware of Scams During Open Enrollment

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Insurance’s Senior Citizens Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is urging seniors to be on the lookout for potential scams during the season. Medicare Open Enrollment. The open enrollment period continues until December 7 and now is the time for beneficiaries to make changes to their plans. …

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Notice of Upcoming Compliance Activity - Improper Claiming of Urgent After Hours Items

Notice of Upcoming Compliance Activity – Improper Claiming of Urgent After Hours Items

The Department of Health is currently reviewing the risk of compliance related to possible inappropriate claiming of Medicare Benefits Program (MBS) items for after-hours emergency attendance (items 585, 588, and 591) and after-hours emergency attendance. normal hours during social hours (elements 599, 600). The Department recognizes that there are individual vendors who may specialize in …

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Dane Co. allocates more than $600,000 for the mental health of healthcare workers

Dane Co. allocates more than $600,000 for the mental health of healthcare workers

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Dane Co. nurses are considering the county-funded trauma recovery program, designed in part to support the mental health of healthcare workers. The 2023 county budget allocates $621,700 for the mental health initiative. The budget amendment documents also show that the funds will go towards workforce development in the local healthcare industry. …

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NJ Turnpike expansion plan attracts criticism |  Video |  Featured New Jersey News

NJ Turnpike expansion plan attracts criticism | Video | Featured New Jersey News

A group of New Jersey residents are speaking out against the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s $10.7 billion plan to ease congestion by widening the tollway to and from the Holland Tunnel. They say the area is already dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists, and it would lead to more congestion. Critics want the state to use …

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Infographic: Kansas Marketplace Enrollment, 2022

Market listings jumped in 2022 as federal subsidies increased – Kansas Health Institute

Autonomous dental insurance For plan year 2022, there were 16 stand-alone dental plans offered by five insurers in the Kansas market, and 13,210 Kansans chose a stand-alone dental plan, an increase of 6.9% compared to 2021. Look forward The increase in registrations in 2022 has been widespread. Under ARPA, tax subsidies that incentivized consumers to …

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General, health insurers face a single cap on management costs

General, health insurers face a single cap on management costs

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has proposed a single management fee limit of 30% of gross premium written in a financial year for general insurers and 35% for health insurers autonomous. Currently, there are segmental and sub-segment management limits for insurers. The Draft IRDAI (Management Expenses of Insurers Dealing with General …

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