Premier Health fires back

Last we looked, local healthcare behemoth Premier health and health insurance biggie UHC had parted ways: “As of yesterday (April 30), folks with either individual or group medical plans from UHC are no longer able to receive services at Premier Health facilities at negotiated rates“ This was significant because a lot of folks in this area count on Premier Health doc’s and hospitals for health-related services. The stated roadblock was… Read Article →


UK growth unexpectedly revised down to 0.2pc; Oil prices tank as Opec extends output cuts by nine months

Meanwhile, back in London, we get the latest UK GDP revision later this morning. It is expected to confirm that growth in the first three months of the year slowed to 0.3pc. However, Mr Hewson said there’s a chance of an upward revision to 0.4pc.  There’s also a raft of economic and corporate results on the agenda:  Full-year results: Tate & Lyle, Wizz Air Holdings, PayPoint, Pets At Home Group,… Read Article →


Children’s Health Insurance Program funding slashed in Trump budget

While that program is hacked down by 20 percent, millions more kids will be affected with the Medicaid reductions. President Donald Trump’s budget plans will take down the Children’s Health Insurance Program funds by at least a fifth of its current size within two years. At the same time, Medicaid, a program that covers millions of other kids, will also be axed down in size. Millions of families may watch… Read Article →


Medi-juana dispensary Aloha Green to sell non-THC products

Medical cannabis dispensary Aloha Green Holdings said it will begin selling cannabidiol or CBD-only products derived from hemp, along with other related products at its 1314 S. King Street location in Honolulu next month. As part of its “soft opening” on June 8, Helen Cho, director of integrated strategy for the Oahu-based dispensary, said it will sell the non-THC products as it waits on the Hawaii State Department of Health… Read Article →


Pirate's Bounty

Johnny Depp has made a fortune playing a variety of roles. By one account he has raked in $650 million over the last 13 years. A very talented and versatile actor playing everything from the Lone Rangers faithful sidekick Tonto,  a mascara wearing pirate, and Donald Trump when he was just a regular millionaire but not (yet) living in taxpayer subsidized housing. By almost anyone’s standards, $650 million is a… Read Article →


Moody's downgrades China for first time since 1989 as it warns financial strength will erode as debt mounts

Away from China, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will give a speech on financial stability in Madrid this afternoon.  While the economic calendar is relatively sparse today, there is a raft of corporate releases. Also on the agenda:  Full-year results: Lombard Risk Management, Marks & Spencer Group, Nature Group, Pennon Group, Mediclinic International, Hogg Robinson Group, Babcock International, Vedanta Resources, Great Portland Estates Interim results: Britvic Trading update: Kingfisher, Tungsten… Read Article →


Speakers at Enservio Property Innovation Summit Discuss Industry Innovation, Disruption

NEEDHAM, Mass. – May 23, 2017 – Senior insurance executives from the nation’s largest carriers recently attended the 11th annual Property Innovation Summit in Dallas, TX to hear world-renown speakers deliver presentations on ways organizations can better equip themselves for disruption, leadership, and innovation. The event was hosted by Enservio, the leading provider of contents claim management software, inventory and valuation services, and payment solutions, for property insurers. Property Innovation… Read Article →


Announcing our 2017 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement honoree

The Nashville Business Journal is proud to announce this year’s Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement honoree. Former U.S. Sen. William Frist, MD, will be recognized at the 2017 Health Care Heroes awards dinner on Aug. 28 at Omni Nashville Hotel for his myriad accomplishments in the health care industry. Frist formerly served as U.S. Senate majority leader and is a board certified surgeon (both general and transplant). He founded the… Read Article →


Amazon launches UK pay-TV service

The executive added: “It could be good but they’re definitely trying to do it on the cheap.” Alex Green, the former BT TV executive recruited by Amazon to lead its European pay-TV push, said he was confident more broadcaster would join once the service is available and attracting paying customers. ITV has signed up to Amazon Channels, offering viewers a version of its ITV Hub catch-up service without advertising breaks… Read Article →