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CVS Gets a Boost From More Prescription Sales

CVS Health reported higher revenue in the latest quarter as the pharmacy chain benefited from prescription volume growth by expanding relationships with pharmacy-benefit managers and health plans......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 8th, 2018

U.S. to boost price negotiation for drugs in Medicare Advantage plans

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would give Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly new tools to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 7th, 2018

Cuomo administration cuts insurers" rate requests by almost two-thirds

The state Department of Financial Services said today it would slash health insurers' rate requests by nearly two-thirds on average, rejecting some plans' proposals for price increases... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 4th, 2018

Economic Report: ‘Robust’ jobs growth but ‘uninspiring’ wage gains to freeze Fed’s rate plans, economists say

Analysts said Friday’s jobs report showed that the employment trend remains robust even as hiring fell behind expectations in July......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 3rd, 2018

The Trump Administration Will Boost ‘Short-Term Health Plans’—Here’s What That Means for You

The move is expected to further undermine Obamacare by offering cheap, but skimpy, health plans. The Trump administration is taking yet another step that could wind up further undermining individual health insurance plans available in Obamacare̵.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 1st, 2018

Disneyland Resort workers approve contract that raises the minimum hourly wage to $15 by next year

Unions representing nearly 10,000 workers a.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJul 27th, 2018

Boeing CEO says new 737 production increase won"t happen until "pressure points" are fixed in supply chain

After hiking its 737 production rate to 52 aircraft a month in June, with plans to boost production to 57 jets next year, CEO Dennis Muilenburg says new rate hikes won't happen unless Boeing is certain it can execute......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2018

Americans are quitting their jobs at highest rate in 17 years

More American workers voluntarily quit their jobs in May, government data showed Tuesday, a sign of confidence in the labor market that economists say will soon boost wage growth......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 10th, 2018

U.S. job quits rate hits 17-year high; labor market tightening

More American workers voluntarily quit their jobs in May, government data showed on Tuesday, a sign of confidence in the labor market that economists say will soon boost wage growth......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 10th, 2018

Minimum Wage Rises in Several Jurisdictions

The minimum wage rate rose this morning in two states, the District of Columbia, and 15 local jurisdictions. The federal minimum has not been raised since 2009......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJul 2nd, 2018

Washington, D.C., Votes to Boost Wages for Waiters, Bartenders

Voters in Washington, D.C., cleared the way for the city to more than quadruple the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15 an hour by 2025......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 20th, 2018

Costco to Raise Starting Wage to $14 an Hour

Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday it would raise its minimum wage and boost pay for 130,000 U.S. store staff, intensifying the battle for workers in a tight U.S. job market......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 31st, 2018

Restaurant hourly wages have increased, but total pay is down

Your editorial "Restaurants need a new recipe for wages and menu prices" (published May 7) says it's "not uncommon" for workers at "cheap eateries" to earn less than the $13 minimum wage between... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 25th, 2018

Here"s why employer health care costs are rising at the lowest rate in two decades

One major factor is employers pushing more of the costs of care onto employees through higher premiums and the movement toward higher deductible plans, which impacts health care purchasing decisions due to higher out-of-pocket costs for employees......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 24th, 2018

Health plans work to boost customer satisfaction scores

Health plans typically score below other industries for customer satisfaction. Plans say they're battling heightened expectations and factors out of their control......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 18th, 2018

Are You Underpaying Your Babysitter? Check Out the Averages in Your City

The typical San Francisco rate is 63% more than the minimum wage. Babysitting is a lot more lucrative than it used to be. A new national survey from UrbanSitter finds that t.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 3rd, 2018

WellCare Health (WCG) Q1 Earnings Beat, Raises Guidance

WellCare Health (WCG) Q1 earnings reflect improved performances at Medicaid Health Plans, Medicare Health Plans and Medicare PDP segments as well as favorable impact of low tax rate. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WCG de.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytMay 2nd, 2018

Fed Rate Plans Come Under Pressure

Federal Reserve officials meeting this week are likely to hold interest rates steady, but signs of stronger price and wage pressures will prompt talks on whether enough is being done to contain inflation......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjApr 29th, 2018

Ford"s Profit Rises Amid Lower Tax Rate

The auto maker plans to boost profit margins faster than initially forecast, saying it will slash capital spending in coming years and kill iconic vehicle lines that are unprofitable......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjApr 25th, 2018

Tampa health care IT firm expands with $1.8 million investment

Tampa-based health information technology company Greenway Health has finalized plans to expand operations in the Westshore district with 104 new high-wage jobs and will invest $1.8 million into its consolidated operations. The expansion is part .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 17th, 2018