Posts by Kelly Moore

Health Care Companies Using AI Isn’t Half as Creepy as You Think

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-language learning get a bit of a bad reputation because most stories you hear about them are either very cautious or downright negative. But some health insurance companies today are using artificial intelligence and machine learning in ways not possible just five years ago to better pinpoint at-risk individuals, reduce costs…

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A Scary Story about Paper Cups

Do you know what’s REALLY scary? Some people at YOUR office when they haven’t had their morning coffee! And there’s a fierce battle brewing over YOUR cup of coffee. The Wall Street Journal reports that like plastic cups, paper cups with bonded plastic lining are now coming under heavy scrutiny by regulators. You might have…

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Paying Employees to Sleep

Let’s face it, sleep is glorious. But not everyone gets enough. And in the workplace, that simple fact can translate to lost productivity…and lost money. The Rand Corporation recently stated that the U.S. loses $441 billion (or 2.28 percent of GDP) due to workers’ insufficient sleep habits. But an innovative wedding planning company in Japan, Crazy…

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Drugmakers Will Soon Include Pricing in TV Ads

You really can’t watch TV anymore without being fully educated on the myriad of conditions and ailments out there from itchy, dry skin to bladder control and lots of things you can’t really understand unless it affects you. And all of the TV ads feature people just like living life in a fun sort of…

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California Expands Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirement

California employers have been feeling the effects of the #metoo movement for the past year, but the state you’ve grown to love (just not in that way) has recently updated its sexual harassment prevention training requirements.  Under the new law, by January 1, 2020, and once every 2 years thereafter, employers with 5 or more…

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Are the Best Applicants Ghosting You?

By special guest blogger and HR expert, Lorein Brightwell, PLB Resources I’ve always said that a job search is like dating. You meet… you feel the connection…you have a great time… But even though they have your number, you never hear from them again. Sound familiar? Well, if it sounds really familiar, then you haven’t…

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Those Covered California Notices

The majority of California employees get their coverage from their employers, and many of them recently received letters from Covered California (the Exchange) stating their employees received subsidies, and therefore the employer owes ACA penalties.  These notices contain demand for payment, ranging from $2,000 – $3,000 per employee.  This can add up quickly! The good…

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Managing Anthem Small Group Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

Who doesn’t love a good rebate? Granted, usually you have to jump through some hoops including filling out forms, providing documentation, receipts and even sending in coupons or special activation codes. But still, it’s great getting that rebate check back, right? Well, as you may know, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established medical loss ratio…

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California: The Great Health Care Laboratory of the USA

When you look around the great Golden State of California, there’s plenty to like, including our amazing weather, incredible diversity and astounding natural beauty. The federal and state governments like California too, especially when experimenting with new programs and ideas surrounding health care and health insurance. Some of these “experiments” have been ok, others have…

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