• Health Insurance

    Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care officially merge

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan have officially merged, becoming one of the region’s largest health services organizations poised to serve 2.4 million members, the nonprofit announced. “This combination brings together the expertise of two great companies with rich legacies, and strongly preserves nonprofit health insurance coverage in our region,” said Tom Croswell, CEO of the new combined organization and formerly president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. Both brands will remain in the market for a period of time and benefits will not change in 2021 as a result of the combination, according to an announcement released  

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  • Business Marketing

    7 Tips to Create a Business Marketing Plan

    A marketing plan identifies your target audience, the most effective channels on which to engage with them and analytical insights that guide future strategy. Businesses need a comprehensive marketing plan to coordinate theirmarketing campaigns and to properly measure their impact. Marketing is a cumulative effort, and a unified plan maximizes the value of every campaign toward a cohesive strategy. This article is for small business owners looking to build an effective marketing plan that achieves higher engagement and fuels business growth. There are few documents that rival the importance of a business plan, which outlines your company’s course for success.  

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  • Insurance

    If you got Obamacare health insurance, plan for tax season

    An unpleasant tax surprise may be lurking next spring for some people who bought health insurance this year on the Affordable Care Act’s coverage marketplaces. The problem centers on income, or what shoppers think they will make. People can get help from the government to buy coverage, depending on their income. But they have to estimate their income for the coming year to figure out how much help they need in the form of tax credits. Those who estimate too low — and wind up getting more help than they should — will have to pay back all or part  

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  • Health Insurance

    It’s Not Just You: Picking a Health Insurance Plan Is Really Hard

    “People want advice, they want guidance,” Mr. Lang said. “And it’s pretty hard.” The people most likely to make bad choices appear to be those least able to afford it. A recent study in the Netherlands, which offers insurance to everyone through an Obamacare-like marketplace, found that only 5 percent of Dutch customers did a better job at choosing an ideal plan than they would have by choosing a plan at random. And the people in that top 5 percent tended to have college degrees and jobs in technical fields. People with less education and income, who tend to be  

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  • Insurance

    How to pick the best plan

    Every year, when it’s time to renew my family’s health insurance plan, I dig through pages of options with different premiums, deductibles, co-pays, out-of-pocket maximums and exclusions. I know it’s important to pick the right plan. Health insurance is a big expense for our household, even though my husband’s employer subsidizes a lot of the cost. It’s overwhelming to sift through all the data, though, and I usually end up picking the same plan we had the year before. Turns out, that’s a mistake. “You should be paying close attention and treating this like the big-dollar decision it is,” Greg  

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  • Loans

    Here’s My Plan For Student Loans

    President Donald Trump (Photo by Samuel Corum-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images What does Donald Trump believe about your student loans? Here’s what you need to know. Student Loans The presidential election is days away, and it’s important that you understand what Trump’s potential re-election could mean for your student loans. Let’s separate the facts from fiction. Cancel student loan debt There have been many proposals in Congress to cancel student loan debt. Trump does not support these plans to cancel student loan debt for all student loan borrowers. Similarly, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos doesn’t support widespread student loan debt  

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  • Finance

    The Master Plan: Biotech player turned Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk faces off against COVID-19

    Article content continued “We are inherently social animals,” he said. Without that eye-to-eye, elbow-to-elbow connection, bonds can get frayed, and less diehard fans may turn away altogether, and invest their time and money in some other form of happy distraction. “Younger people, especially, they need to be better engaged,” said Bruce Neve, the president of Toronto-based True Media Canada, and an expert in media strategy. Neve has two 20-something-year-old children. Much as they love their hockey, neither would sit through three periods of a game pre-COVID-19. Engaging them requires getting creative, experimenting, trying stuff that hasn’t already been done. Hockey  

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