As small business owners shop for 2019 health insurance , some will for the first time have the chance to join forces and buy cheaper insurance -- depending on which state they're in. New rules that began going into effect last month allow sole proprietors and other business owners without employees to form what are known as association health plans, or AHPs. But while the Trump administration has touted the rules as a breakthrough, many owners will be disappointed to learn their states' insurance laws will limit their ability to join the plans. The rules issued by the Labor Department allow sole proprietors and partners to buy coverage that wasn't available to them under the Affordable Care Act. The rules also permit the plans to offer insurance that doesn't meet the health law's requirements for basic coverage. The catch for many businesses is the rules, unlike many other federal laws and regulations, don't supersede state requirements for health insurance, and … [Read more...] about How Small Business Owners Can Team Up to Offer Cheaper Health Insurance
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Goodbye, doctor's office. Hello, Walmart? Based on Walmart's latest moves, it's not as unlikely as it sounds. After years of "Will they or won't they?" discussion, Walmart is making its long-awaited move into delivering primary care: The retailer has quietly opened a half-dozen primary care clinics across South Carolina and Texas, and plans to launch six more before January. The clinics will be staffed by nurse practitioners, in a partnership with QuadMed. Walmart watchers know that the company already has more than 100 "retail clinics" across its stores, a strategy it's pursued for years. So why fuss over a handful of new clinics? Because unlike those retail clinics — which Walmart hosts through leases with local hospitals, resulting in mixed success — these new clinics are fully owned by the company and branded explicitly as one-stop shops for primary care. Because the clinics will be open longer and later … [Read more...] about Health Care For $4: Are You Ready For Walmart To Be Your Doctor?
Last month, the diversified healthcare company Abbott Laboratories ( NYSE:ABT ) raised its quarterly dividend 4.4% from $0.45 to $0.47 per share. This marked the 50th consecutive year that the stock has increased its payout, which means that the stock will become a Dividend King in the likely event that it sticks with this dividend throughout the year. But there are also other reasons to buy Abbott. Let's take a look at three factors that make the stock a buy. Image source: Getty Images. A booming business Abbott is a well-balanced company that makes money from the following four segments: Diagnostics (35.3% of year-to-date revenue). Medical devices (33.6% of year-to-date sales). Nutrition (19.8% of year-to-date revenue from products such as Ensure and Pedialyte). Established pharmaceuticals (11.1% of year-to-date sales from branded generic drugs in international markets). Since the introduction of its COVID-19 testing kit, Abbott's diagnostics … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons to Buy This Newly Minted Dividend King
Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is looking into fake vaccine certification sales after a post advertising bogus certifications went viral on Facebook. A photo of what looks like a vaccine certificate issued by the Thai government with a caption saying “Get a vaccine certificate from us. No need to waste your time getting vaccinated.” Get a vaccine certificate from us. No need to waste your time getting vaccinated. Some suffer from fever for months. Some die from it. Some just want it for purpose. So, get it from us 100% genuine. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says buying a fake vaccine certificate is “definitely not worth it.” An official document includes a QR code that links to a government website with vaccination records. Anutin added that those involved in the scam will face criminal charges. SOURCES: หมอแล็บแพนด้า | Siamrath Get more from The Thaiger FREE APP: ANDROID or iOS | HAVE YOUR SAY FORUM | … [Read more...] about Health Ministry looks into fake vaccine certificates after social media post goes viral
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When most people think about disability, they mainly focus on physical conditions: blindness, deafness, amputation, amongst others. These are what those in the disability community call visible disabilities; you can literally see, for example, that someone is a wheelchair user. Likewise, there are intellectual disabilities—autism being perhaps the most well known—that are invisible. You generally can’t identify an autistic person from a distance. The differentiation is important because it shows disability can take many forms, and that able-bodied people should not be so hasty in mislabeling something—and someone—they honestly know nothing about. So it goes with other types of medical conditions, like chronic pain. To use one example, migraines are a type of chronic pain that is as disabling (and debilitating) as any physical disability. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH), chronic … [Read more...] about Telehealth Startup Lin Health Sees Chronic Pain As A Disability—And They Make Treating It Accessible
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming more prevalent in today's society, reaching into industries that many investors never would have thought. Deere & Company , for example, is bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to tractors with a fully autonomous tractor that can plow, harvest, and plant crops without a driver. With Deere, among other companies, it is clear that artificial intelligence is making its way into nearly every part of our world, and there are three companies you can invest in today that I think could be the best companies to capitalize on it. Image source: Getty Images. Upstart Upstart Holdings ( NASDAQ:UPST ) is bringing AI to a very old market: loan determinations. For decades, Fair Isaac has ruled the loan determination space with its FICO score, but it is a flawed system. Every day many people are locked out of prime credit because of minor slipups, and large banks end up losing out on loans that could have made … [Read more...] about 3 Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Buy in January
What could crypto leader Ethereum ( CRYPTO:ETH ) and consumer staple stalwart Procter & Gamble ( NYSE:PG ) possibly have in common? On the surface, nothing. But dig deeper and you'll find they have a surprising number of similarities, despite being polar opposite investments. And each could be a great buy for 2022 and beyond. Image source: Getty Images. 1. Similar market caps As of the time of this writing, Ethereum has a market cap of $385.1 billion versus P&G's $382.1 billion market cap. But just a couple of weeks ago, Ethereum was worth over $500 billion, and it topped $575 billion at its all-time high in September 2021. For now, though, these assets are viewed by the market as having about the same values, though for completely different reasons. Ethereum's value derives from what investors hope it can grow to become while P&G's value comes from what it has built over its rich history, its reputation, and the confidence that it will continue to … [Read more...] about Ethereum and This Top Value Stock Have 3 Surprising Similarities That Could Make Them Monster Buys for 2022
It's a new year, and investors are looking at today's hot investment themes: New industries that offer rapid growth and compelling returns for the investors who pick the next big winner. But there are so many companies to choose from in hot spaces like fintech, the metaverse, and e-commerce. How do you know which ones will succeed? Complicating matters is the trend that saw growth stocks selling off during much of 2021. While this has caused some angst among investors holding stock in these companies, its also created situations where there are some high-quality stocks now available at attractive prices. the trick is to avoid the weak players in these hot spaces and focus on the best-in-class. It's time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Image source: Getty Images. The metaverse Buy: Meta Platforms The metaverse, where the internet and the physical world come together, is potentially a massive opportunity for the next decade and beyond. Some estimates put … [Read more...] about Buy This Stock, Not That One: 2022 Edition
Two months ago, Bitcoin ( CRYPTO:BTC ) was over $64,000, Ethereum ( CRYPTO:ETH ) was over $4,600, Cardano ( CRYPTO:ADA ) was around $2.05, and Solana ( CRYPTO:SOL ) was just under $240. Since then, all four large-cap cryptocurrencies have been down at least 30%. The fall from their respective all-time highs is even more. Here's what's driving crypto markets lower and which, if any, of these four cryptos are worth buying now. Image source: Getty Images. Crypto market headwinds At its core, the crypto investment thesis is based on the belief that digital means of exchange, digital stores of value, decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized apps (dApps) will gradually be in more widespread use, and so would be worth more in the future. For that to happen, the crypto industry must receive support from investors -- made possible by companies pursuing new projects, attracting talent, as well as early funding from venture capital companies. However, … [Read more...] about Down 34% to 60% From Their All-Time Highs, Are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, or Cardano Worth Buying in 2022?
A US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is parked on the tarmac at the 2021 Dubai Airshow in the Gulf emirate on Nov 15, 2021. (AFP file photo) The Philippines will buy 32 new Black Hawk helicopters for more than $620 million, the defence secretary said Sunday, in the nation's latest big-ticket purchase to upgrade its ageing military capability. For the past decade, Manila has been trying to modernise its run-down military equipment featuring Vietnam War-era helicopters and World War II naval vessels used by the United States. The first of the 32 S-70i Black Hawks from a Polish firm owned by US defence manufacturer Lockheed Martin will begin to arrive next year, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Facebook. The aircraft were needed for humanitarian assistance and disaster response, he said. "The lack of transport planes and helicopters have never been more acute during the pandemic and in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette," Lorenzana said, using the local name of … [Read more...] about Philippines to buy 32 new Black Hawk helicopters