Monthly Archives: February 2016

This MIT Professor Thinks Wall Street Can Fix High Health Care Costs

via Wired It was during the financial crisis that Andrew Lo had his epiphany: The way to save health care from ever-rising costs is by bringing in the banks. Specifically, by packaging drug development costs into securities to be bought and … Continue reading

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New Study Questions Retirement Planning Calculators’ Accuracy

via Wall Street Journal That online retirement planning tool just might be hazardous to your financial security in later life. A new academic study of 36 such tools—many of them widely used—concludes that “in most cases, the available offerings are … Continue reading

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Bosses Tap Outside Firms to Predict Which Workers Might Get Sick

via Wall Street Journal Employee wellness firms and insurers are working with companies to mine data about the prescription drugs workers use, how they shop and even whether they vote, to predict their individual health needs and recommend treatments. Trying … Continue reading

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How to Cut Your Health-Care Bill: Pay Cash

via Wall Street Journal As consumers get savvier about shopping for health care, some are finding a curious trend: More hospitals, imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers and pharmacy chains will give them deep discounts if they pay cash instead of … Continue reading

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Why Resilience Is Good for Your Health and Career

via Wall Street Journal Resilience is often defined as the capacity to adjust to change, disruption or difficulty and move on from negative or traumatic experiences in a positive way. Studies find people with the most resilience tend to be … Continue reading

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Stress Raises Cholesterol More Than You Think

via Wall Street Journal Christopher Edginton was taking medication and trying to improve his diet when his cholesterol shot up anyway four years ago. His doctor suggested a new approach. “He said you’ve got to get rid of some things … Continue reading

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Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad Resigns Over Compliance Issues

via Wall Street Journal Parker Conrad has resigned as chief executive of health-insurance brokerage Zenefits after coming under fire for what the highflying startup says was inadequate compliance procedures and internal controls. The company, which last May was valued at $4.5 … Continue reading

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