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June 15, 2017
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Warning signals to New Jersey on health care costs - The Record

June 13, 2017

New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania have recently done New Jersey a favor. The state’s neighbors have flashed a warning sign that the Garden State would do well to notice.  In the past month, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania health insurers taking part in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace have filed their premium rates for 2018. The increases are staggering. They are part of a national trend that New Jersey will soon fall victim to if the debate over health care is not resolved quickly in our nation’s capital.

Digital Diabetes Solutions Can Play Valuable Role in Workplace Diabetes Interventions, Says Report - HR Daily Advisor

May 3, 2017
Digital diabetes solutions are not a panacea but can offer employers valuable assistance in combatting diabetes among their populations, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH). The report, “Digital Diabetes Solutions in Action: An Opportunity Study,” profiles a pilot program begun within a segment of employees at Mount Sinai Health System that integrated Livongo for Diabetes, an interactive blood glucose monitoring system, into an advanced diabetes management program.

Women's health app helps employers upgrade maternity benefits - Crain's Health Pulse

April 24, 2017

“First and foremost employers want a healthy birth,” said Emily Sasser, special projects manager at the Northeast Business Group on Health, which offers employers in the region resources for managing employee benefits.

In their efforts to keep costs down at the point of birth, employers are working to direct women to quality providers who can help them reduce risks during pregnancy. They’re also becoming “laser-focused” on reducing C-sections, Sasser said.

Maven has worked to tap into these concerns. The app offers additional support to those at high risk for complications and dispenses information on C-section rates at local hospitals and facts about what constitutes a medically necessary C-section when a user is developing a birth plan, Ryder said.

Still, the company faces growing competition in the pregnancy-tracker market. “In the last three years, it’s really exploded,” Sasser said.

Digital platforms could be the next revolution in diabetes management - Employee Benefit News

April 24, 2017

Employers who embrace a digital approach to combating diabetes in the workplace can not only provide employees engaging opportunities to help manage the condition, but also take advantage of cost-saving measures.

A recent pilot program within a segment of employees at Mount Sinai Health System integrated Livongo for Diabetes, an interactive blood glucose monitoring system, and showcased significantly enhanced connection and engagement between employees and health services. Additionally, it showed “timely, secure and convenient collection of data that can lead to improved clinical care,” according to a new report from the Northeast Business Group on Health.