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Will States Kill The Big Insurance Mergers?

Alex Tolbert | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Alex Tolbert

Federal regulators are being watched closely as they decide how to respond to two big health insurance deals currently on the table in the United States.

Building a Culturally Conscious Future for the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

It was my honor last week to attend the Turnaround Arts White House Talent Show which showcased the singing, dancing, playing of music, and performing...

"Too Big to Fail" Also Applies to Health Care

Orson Aguilar | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Orson Aguilar

We hear a lot about "too-big-to-fail" banks, and rightly so. It's time to bring that same discussion to health insurance. Most Americans first learne...

4 Ways Mindfulness Improves Your Productivity

Matt Tenney | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Matt Tenney

When you hear the word "mindfulness," the word "productivity" isn't likely the first association that comes up for you is it?

Why This Company Is Paying Its Employees To Sleep More

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

Would you go to bed earlier if your employer told you to? What about if you were paid to? Employees at health insurance giant Aetna can bring home up ...

Aetna's CEO Proves You Can Prioritize People And Still Earn A Huge Profit

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business

Aetna's Mark Bertolini isn't the kind of chief executive you typically find in the elite group of Fortune 50 companies. He talks openly about his pers...

The 2 Near-Death Experiences That Changed Mark Bertolini Forever

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business

Before Mark Bertolini became the chief executive of the country's biggest health insurer, before he was celebrated by business publications for being ...

Heart Health -- Love, Happiness, Gratitude, and Learning

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.

Aetna Promotes Genetically-Personalized Wellness Program, But Does It Really Work?

Cecile Janssens | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Cecile Janssens

When a company claims that it uses scientific evidence to build personalized prevention plans, it often means its experts picked risk factors and weight loss strategies from the scientific literature. It does not mean that the "blending," the design of these personalized plans, is supported by scientific evidence.

One Company's Mission To Fix Our Sleep Deprivation Crisis

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business

A whopping 40 percent of Americans are getting less than their recommended nightly sleep -- an issue the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention de...

My Choice to Live: Part V

Jay Michael | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Three months into my intense chemo, it was time for my PET scan to see how the cancer reacted to all the brutal treatments. Obviously, I was nervous as hell awaiting the results. The following morning, I met with my oncologist who had the computer facing me with what looked like MRI results.

Big Insurance's Health Care Scam for the Holidays

Dean Baker | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

Last week United Health Care, the country's largest health insurance company, announced that it was considering leaving the health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Naturally, the prospect of UHC leaving the exchanges delighted foes of Obamacare.

Bad Obamacare News Is Real. That Doesn't Mean Obamacare Is Dying.

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act has gotten some bad news lately. It's not a sign of impending disaster, as the law's critics say, but it may be a sign of some...

Health Insurance Mega-Mergers Attract Powerful Enemy

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading physician organizations sent a letter on Wednesday to federal antitrust enforcers asking them to block mergers betw...

Mindful Management: Are You Getting the Best from Your Colleagues?

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Steven Crandell

Managers evaluate employees. It's part of our jobs. We use data, of course -- performance metrics, targets and reviews. But we often start with a quick and informal assessment based on the first things that come to mind about the person.

Treating Stress and Trauma With Mindfulness

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Mindfulness is a committed, concerted, targeted practice -- a life skill. While pausing for a few deep breaths may make you feel better in the moment, practicing and training regularly will allow you to achieve long lasting results, brain health, and that calmer, less reactive place of being.

Health Insurance Mergers Make Executives Richer, Policyholders Poorer

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If regulators approve the recently announced mega-deals in which Aetna, Inc. would buy Humana Inc. and Anthem Inc. would buy Cigna Corp., will consumers benefit? Or will the winners be limited primarily to the executives and shareholders of the companies involved?

My Choice to Live: Part IV

Jay Michael | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

When you spend time fighting cancer, you really begin to realize what's important to you. The little things in life become a lot less relevant, while the major parts of your life become almost equally irrelevant unless they play a part in your survival plan.

GOP Myth: Obamacare Is Driving Health Insurance Mergers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When the CEOs of Aetna and Humana announced a few days ago that they had agreed to a deal in which Aetna will pay $37 billion for Louisville-based Humana, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pointed the finger of blame straight at Obamacare.

Mindfulness: 7 Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Geoff Koboldt

I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.

Coming Health Insurer Mergers Will Costs Consumers -- and Jobs

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Among the losers -- in addition to the people enrolled in the insurers' health plans -- will be many of the employees of the acquired companies, and taxpayers in the cities that come out on the short end of the stick when the combined companies decide where the corporate headquarters will be.

INSURANCE MEGA-MERGER: Aetna To Buy Humana In $37 Billion Deal

Reuters | Greg Roumeliotis | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business

July 3 (Reuters) - Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever ...

Your Best Day Every Day: The Potential of Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

You see, mindfulness isn't about perfection or reaching some artificial standard. It starts -- and continues -- with the simple daily decision that you want to become aware of what's really going on in you and in your life.

Your Employer's Wellness Program Can Demand Your DNA

Al Lewis | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Al Lewis

Imagine if, as part of your workplace wellness program, your human resources department and your health insurance company could make you fork over some DNA.

Why Health Insurers May Be Destined to Follow Blockbuster Into Irrelevance

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Remember Blockbuster? In its heyday -- which wasn't so long ago -- Blockbuster had 60,000 employees and 9,000 locations. For most Americans, for a minute anyway, it was the place to rent a movie.