Texas Medical Board executive director to step down

Mari Robinson is stepping down as executive director of the Texas Medical Board to become… more Nastco/ThinkStock The executive director at the Austin-based Texas Medical Board is stepping down to become the director of telehealth at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Mari Robinson‘s new position at UTMB is effective Oct. 17, according to a UTMB representative. Robinson had worked as the executive director at the Texas Medical… Read Article →


Back to the Future?

Regular readers will recognize Cornerstone: they’ve been a great resource for me both professionally and for the blog. Steve Geis, Cornerstone’s VP of Employee Benefits, recently penned a really interesting article that was emailed to their agents. It’s a great perspective on what he thinks the future holds, and he’s graciously granted us permission to excerpt it here: “From its inception, we wondered if employers would offer group health coverage… Read Article →


Investor anger mounts over GSK’s choice of chief executive

“I’ve spoken to quite a lot of investors and they’re not very happy,” said one shareholder, who also had concerns. “People wanted an external appointment,” the investor said, adding there were questions over whether Ms Walmsley will be “completely unbiased” about the future of the consumer business. The shareholder said “some people feel let down” by Philip Hampton, GSK’s chairman. Another investor told The Sunday Telegraph that he had “a… Read Article →

Upgraded Sapiens DECISION Suite is Now Generally Available

Uxbridge, United Kingdom, September 24, 2016 –(PR.com)– Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the financial services sector, announced today that its upgraded Sapiens DECISION Suite is now generally available and features improved ease of integration with enterprise applications. Model-driven application development is a critical aspect of focus for clients and an important industry trend that helped shape the priorities for Sapiens… Read Article →


Fast 50: Correct Care Solutions

Patrick Cummiskey, President of Correct Care Solutions Courtesy of Correct Care Solutions Q&A with Fast 50 winner Correct Care Solutions Patrick Cummiskey, President of Correct Care Solutions Courtesy of Correct Care Solutions Correct Care Solutions is a health care provider for government entities. The company provides medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services for correctional organizations. You’re taking a free, companywide trip. Where do you go, and why? Anywhere that… Read Article →


If you like your plan, Nebraska style

Cornhusker State insureds (and potential insureds) just lost another opportunity: “Blue Cross drops out of Nebraska’s Obamacare marketplace“ That leaves just two carriers on the state’s Exchange, one of which has a substantial Medicaid presence as well. And it leaves some 20,000 erstwhile BX enrollees scrambling for a new carrier in a few weeks. Curiously, Blue Cross CEO Steve Martin (no, not that Steve Martin) claims that “too often federal… Read Article →


Whatever his faults, Carney should stay in charge at the Bank of England

This will infuriate many Brexiteers: it is a pretty big problem if Carney really is such a pro-EU ideologue that he cannot understand how an independent, self-governing UK could actually prosper and hold its head high. Britain needs the buy-in of its ruling class to the Brexit project if it is to succeed to its full potential. But pragmatism must rule. If Carney is now happy, this should be taken… Read Article →


Can Peer to peer insurance startups really insure a home for $35?

P2P companies are beginning to cause a disruption in an industry worth over a trillion dollars. New peer to peer insurance startup strategies that had never earned much notice are starting to become disruptive to the industry. Among those new insurers is Lemonade, a peer to peer lender. It recently obtained its New York state license as an insurance carrier. Lemonade will be selling exceptionally inexpensive homeowners and renters insurance…. Read Article →


How a unique Birmingham collaboration could transform the world

Dustin Dew measures data as… more Special to BBJ UAB student engineers created… more Bob Farley/BobFarley.photoshelter.com A researcher and a participant gather data for a video game project at the center. Special to BBJ A look at the unique research partnership between Lakeshore Foundation and UAB. A researcher and a participant gather data for a video game project at the center. Special to BBJ It won’t be long before individuals… Read Article →

Health Wonk Review: Mazel Tov to CHII edition

Our good friend Louise Norris, co-proprietor (along with her husband Jay) of the Colorado Health Insurance Insider blog hosts this week’s round-up of health care wonkery. And it’s extra special because they’re celebrating the blog’s 10 year anniversary [ed: newbies! 😃]. And Louise does her usual outstanding job with this ‘Review, adding helpful context to the links. Kudos, and Congratulations, Louise! Source