Blood Donation

Here’s a nice document about giving blood.  Courtesy of United Health Care. UHC Blood Donation Newsletter

Generic for Lipitor Now Available

On November 30, 2011 Ranbaxy Laboratories launched the generic equivalent for Lipitor, atorvastatin.  Ranbaxy will be the sole manufacturer of this generic drug for the next 180 days.  Other manufacturers of the drug will be available in May 2012. The savings at the beginning will be minimal, but once May 2012 roles around we should […]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  This is a cause that we personally have a stake in because my father in law had diabetes.  Our family participates in the Louisville ADA walk each year.  I’m also proud to say that my wife’s family is the number one fund-raising family and friends team.  They’ve been number one […]

Small Business Tax Credit

With businesses winding down for the 2011 calender year, this tax credit calculation tool will come in handy to the many small business customers that health insurance companies have.  This link is from United Health Care and goes over the small business tax credit. Certain small businesses that offer health benefits are now eligible for […]

Health Insurance Rate Reviews

Here is a recent article about the rate review process that was started on September 1st of this year.  HHS released a statement stating how this rate review process has helped keep premiums down.  However, an industry trade group, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) states that the rate reviews focus too much on rate increases […]

Immunizations

At the end of this post you will find a newsletter that United Health Care has put together about Immunizations. I found this very helpful because there is an awful lot of information out there about vaccinations, and how some are harmful while others aren’t. Hopefully this will shed some light on this subject. Immunization […]

Brand Name Drugs vs. Generic Drugs

One of the driving factors for the increase of medical insurance premiums is the cost of prescription drugs. There is a prescription for everything. Twenty years ago, we weren’t walking into our doctor’s office asking for a prescription by name. Today we know the names of the prescription we want to take, and we ask […]

60% of Parents May Opt NOT to keep Recent College Grads on their Health Plan

In a new survey from Kelton Research released Monday, roughly 60% of parents are going to opt NOT to carry their recent college graduates on their health plan. The reasons are vast – some say they want their children to get it on their own, others say it’s too expensive to keep their children on […]

Small Business Tax Credit

Small Group Tax Credit With April 15th right around the corner, here’s some information about the Small Business Tax Credit that is available to employers that have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees. This tax credit is available to employers that maintained a “qualifying arrangement” under which the employer pays a certain percentage of the […]