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Workers’ Compensation Should See Profit This Year But Maybe Not in 2021: Fitch

Despite the economic challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, the workers’ compensation insurance market is likely to report strong profitability in 2020 thanks to savings from lower claims frequency due that are currently outpacing pandemic-related losses, according to Fitch Ratings. However, …

Check Up: The Post-Pandemic Future of the Current Telehealth Sensation

Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the smartphone era and now there’s a push to make telemedicine widely available in the future. Consultations via …

AXA Unit to Offer Medical Consultations to Guests of French Hotel Group Accor

AXA and French hotel group Accor have formed a strategic partnership to provide medical support to guests staying at Accor’s 5000 hotels worldwide. As soon as July 2020, Accor’s guests will be able to benefit from advances in telemedicine through …

COVID-19 Quarantined Doctors Turn to Telemedicine to Keep Seeing Patients

Marie-Pascale Schuller started feeling sick last week. The 57-year-old doctor specializes in respiratory illnesses, and she had a strong suspicion as to what her fever, cough and aches meant. She wanted to keep seeing patients without the risk of exposing …

Louisiana Expands Access to Telemedicine, Federal Aid for Small Businesses

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has issued Emergency Rule 37, which aims to expand access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 health emergency. The Louisiana Department of Insurance summarized the provisions of Emergency Rule 37 as: Expands access to telemedicine …

Coronavirus Drives Patients to Online Doctors, Spurring Telemedicine Sector

The new coronavirus that’s forcing lockdowns and roiling economies is spurring a silent revolution in the field of telemedicine. As COVID-19 spreads across Europe, leaving new patients in its wake, the fear of infection and a saturated health-care system are …

Student Loans, Family Leave, Telemedicine, Standing Desks: Tailoring Benefits to Multigenerational Workforce

While the United States’ stable job market and regulatory environment have kept employee benefits offerings steady, some benefits such as student loan repayment, paternity leave, telecommuting, standing desks and telemedicine are gaining notable upward traction. Companies are researching on their …

Despite Licensing Hassles, More Doctors Moving to Telemedicine

Most doctors have a license to practice medicine in just one state. Lindsey Mcilvena can practice in 26. “I’ve lost track a little bit,” she said of all her medical licenses. Mcilvena is a telemedicine doctor, one of a growing …

Employees’ Share of Health Costs Continues Rising Faster Than Wages

Annual family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose five percent to an average $19,616 this year, extending a seven-year run of moderate increases.The average single deductible now stands at $1,573 for those workers who have one, similar to last year’s …

How Seniors Feel About Telemedicine

Every morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart health beam to a team of nurses — and to his daughter’s smartphone — miles from his …