Health insurance broker growing private marketplace for small businesses
Benetech, the second-largest insurance broker in the Albany region, last year started a private marketplace for small and mid-sized employers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement is intended for small business grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Starting your own farm? 7 Questions to ask yourself first
(Natural News) When starting a small farm, there are considerations you have to make. A small farm is a small business, and as harmless as it may sound, there are painful downsides when it is not managed properly. Nevertheless, a small farm is a good way to fulfill your nutritional and financial needs. Small farms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA user fees set to rise 4% in fiscal 2019
The FDA last week set the user fee rates for fiscal 2019, which is slated to begin in October, raising the fees across the board by nearly 4%. Medical device makers pay user fees to have the FDA review their products. The rates jumped by more than 33%, with the fee for one popular protocol jumping more than 125%, for fiscal 2018. The fees for small businesses making less that $100 million annually, and for their larger brethren, are paid to the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health. The agency cut the fees by -2.9% for fiscal 2015, having raised them by 4.2% for FY2014. Here’s how this ye...
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance User fees Source Type: news

Stay Informed about Small Business
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 26, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

2018 AARP Survey of Small Business Owners in Kentucky - AARP
Gauges the opinions of Kentucky small business owners and registered voters about a state retirement savings program. ... Between 2015 and 2018, AARP in Kentucky commissioned research to gauge the ... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - July 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Amazon will have a hard time disrupting health care
Recently, Amazon purchased a small mail-order prescription distributor called Pillpack, based in Somerville. As a fellow Somerville-based small-business owner, I think this is exciting news. Hopefully it foreshadows more contributions to consumer-friendly health technology from local innovators. True believers in Amazon disruption sent pharmacy stocks roiling when the news broke: CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Rite Aid and distributors Cardinal Health and McKesson all lost upwards of 10… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Results Are Out! Data Is the New Oil for Health Planning in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] The planning process is one of the most important factors in ensuring the success of any project. This is true if you are running a household, a small business, an organisation, or even a state. The popular adage that goes, "If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail," rings true here. For health projects, whether for an intervention or a state's health plan, planning cannot be underestimated, and the most effective plans are those that make use of the best evidence available to chart their course. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

£ 10 million research competition launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance
This news story gives details about the competition, which aims to encourage the development of innovative scientific approaches to stopping antimicrobial resistance and to infection control and prevention. The £ 10 million will be made available in research grants funded through a Small Business Research Initiative. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Research, GeneCapture project earns $1 million funding contract
The Department of Defense has awarded a $1 million, two-year contract to a project involving two Alabama companies to develop a portable device that soldiers and people in conflict zones can use to identify disease-causing germs. The funds came from the Small Business Technology Transfer Research contract, a part of the DOD’s Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense and head to Huntsville's Huntsville’s GeneCapture and Birmingham's Southern Research. GeneCapture,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Southern Research, GeneCapture project earns $1 million funding contract
The Department of Defense has awarded a $1 million, two-year contract to a project involving two Alabama companies to develop a portable device that soldiers and people in conflict zones can use to identify disease-causing germs. The funds came from the Small Business Technology Transfer Research contract, a part of the DOD’s Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense and head to Huntsville's Huntsville’s GeneCapture and Birmingham's Southern Research. GeneCapture,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Innovation leaps to fast-track
(Rothamsted Research) European funding has kick-started a new programme of agricultural innovation that aims to accelerate the development of promising ideas into practical tools for other economic sectors by bringing together researchers and small businesses to work on collaborative projects as start-up enterprises. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 20, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump Health Insurance Option Gets Mixed Response Lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people are part of the Trump... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option
The Trump administration Tuesday rolled out a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower premiums but may also cover fewer benefits than current plans. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Labor Dept. Issues Final Rule on Association Health Plans
(MedPage Today) -- Rule aimed at helping small businesses, but critics see many loopholes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option
The Trump administration Tuesday rolled out a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower premiums but may also cover fewer benefits than current plans. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories: Information Retrieval Skills Development Resource Development and Dissemination PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination Equipment Acquisition Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for de...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Blog Funding Health Professionals News from NLM/NIH Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

AcuraStem receives fast-track SBIR grant
(AcuraStem, Inc.) AcuraStem, a fast-growing and innovative biotech company located in Monrovia, California, has been awarded a 3.7 million dollar Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Fast-Track grant (#R44NS105156) by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to continue research for the development of a small molecule therapeutic, 'AS2015', focused on treating patients with the genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) caused by expansion repeats in the gene C9ORF72. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross says premiums will drop for most small business customers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama said the majority of its small business customers will receive a premium decrease in 2018. The Birmingham-based insurer, which is the state's dominant health insurance provider, said the 6 percent average rate decrease is primarily attributed to lower-than-expected medical prices, medical services and prescription drug costs, along with suspension of the ACA health insurance tax for 20 19. “Seeing many of our small group customers experience a rate decrease… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Blue Cross says premiums will drop for most small business customers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama said the majority of its small business customers will receive a premium decrease in 2018. The Birmingham-based insurer, which is the state's dominant health insurance provider, said the 6 percent average rate decrease is primarily attributed to lower-than-expected medical prices, medical services and prescription drug costs, along with suspension of the ACA health insurance tax for 20 19. “Seeing many of our small group customers experience a rate decrease… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

SBA 2018 finalist video spotlight: Levy Dermatology
Levy Dermatology offers surgical, medical and cosmetic treatments for diseases of the skin, hair and nails. "What we believes separates a good clinic from a great clinic and, likewise, a good business from a great business is customer service," said Dr. Alan Levy, founder and medical director of Levy Dermatology. Levy Dermatology was a finalist for an MBJ 2018 Small Business Award, in the medium cate gory, which honors companies with 21-50 employees. The awards event was held May 15 at the Holiday… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

SBA 2018 finalist video spotlight: Levy Dermatology
Levy Dermatology offers surgical, medical and cosmetic treatments for diseases of the skin, hair and nails. "What we believes separates a good clinic from a great clinic and, likewise, a good business from a great business is customer service," said Dr. Alan Levy, founder and medical director of Levy Dermatology. Levy Dermatology was a finalist for an MBJ 2018 Small Business Award, in the medium cate gory, which honors companies with 21-50 employees. The awards event was held May 15 at the Holiday… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

2018 AARP Survey of Small Business Owners in Pennsylvania
Small business owners in Pennsylvania support a ready-to-go retirement savings option to help their employees save for retirement. ... This 2018 Pennsylvania Small Business Owner Survey was a telep... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small Business Ideas and Entrepreneurship
Starting your own business, in small business management, or want to open a franchise? ... Use AARP tips to manage your business ideas to achieve success. ... AARP In Your State Visit the AARP stat... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Meet Portland's Startup of the Year and 15 small biz innovators
Welcome to the Portland Business Journal ’s 2018 Small Business Innovation Awards special publication. Small businesses are the heart and soul of Portland. This is a city that thrives on innovation and creativity, much of which is generated from the entrepreneurial minds of our small business leaders. We created this program to showcase some of Portland’s most impressive and innovative companies that continue to prove great ideas come from the smallest of enterprises. The challenges to launching… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meet Portland's Startup of the Year and 15 small biz innovators
Welcome to the Portland Business Journal ’s 2018 Small Business Innovation Awards special publication. Small businesses are the heart and soul of Portland. This is a city that thrives on innovation and creativity, much of which is generated from the entrepreneurial minds of our small business leaders. We created this program to showcase some of Portland’s most impressive and innovative companies that continue to prove great ideas come from the smallest of enterprises. The challenges to launching… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Nearly 300 NSF-funded small businesses to demonstrate emerging technologies
Small businesses with awards from America's Seed Fund, powered by the National Science Foundation, will demonstrate their cutting-edge, emerging technology June 4-5 in Atlanta. Inventors and representatives from approximately 300 U.S.-based, NSF-funded small businesses will be available at the Technology Showcase to talk about what's next in fields like artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, sensors and medical devices. Each ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245624&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Preceptive Navigation wins $3m NIH grant for Vu-Path ultrasound nav device
Medtech company Perceptive Navigation said yesterday it won a $3 million Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to support its Vu-Path ultrasound system. The Baltimore-based company’s Vu-path system is designed to aid in minimally-invasive, point-of-care procedures. The system is a miniaturized, forward-viewing ultrasound probe combined with an interventional channel designed for needles, guidewires and other tools, the company said. “I am delighted that Vu-Path is progressing to commercialization and look forward to seeing Vu-Path in the hands of cl...
Source: Mass Device - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Ultrasound Vascular perceptivenavigation Source Type: news

Perceptive Navigation scores SBIR grant
Perceptive Navigation has received a phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study examines tax compliance behavior in small business owners
(Wiley) A new Applied Psychology study examines the ethical behaviors of small business owners in terms of tax compliance versus avoidance, and how internalized values and external punishment may come into play. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paid sick leave legislation: Maybe not the role for county government
This time of year, alert small business owners are usually more alarmed by what the New York state legislature might do to them than the Albany County legislature. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mike Hendricks Source Type: news

NIH Awards BellBrook Labs Phase II Grant to Develop HTS Assays...
The National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) recently awarded BellBrook Labs a $1 million phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant to develop new assays to detect cyclic...(PRWeb May 16, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15487829.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH Awards BellBrook Labs Phase II Grant to Develop HTS Assays...
The National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) recently awarded BellBrook Labs a $1 million phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant to develop new assays to detect cyclic...(PRWeb May 16, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15487829.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shift work, night work and sleep disorders among pastry cookers and shopkeepers in France: a cross-sectional survey - Pepin E, Gillet P, Sauvet F, Gomez-Merino D, Thaon I, Chennaoui M, Leger D.
OBJECTIVE: Most research on night and shift work focuses on employee health in large companies, primarily in the healthcare and transportation sectors. However, many night workers work on their own or in small businesses related to services or food. This s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

AAP-HHS (American Academy of Pediatrics-Health and Human Services) Pediatric Provider Educational Webinar
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/01/2018 These presentation slides are from a webinar hosted by the Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and held primarily in Spanish, to help pediatric medical providers locate disaster-related resources related to small business restoration, preparedness, and mental health services. Topics included Integrating Pediatric Mental Health and Primary Care, and Disaster Preparedness and Informed Response. (Presentation S...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2018 Healthiest Employers: Small businesses — Top 3
Healthiest Employers with 100 to 499 employees. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
ConclusionHuman history has taught us that the right and meaningful technology is always adopted by the community. We can be certain that AI will change dentistry in a way we cannot even imagine today. Dentistry has always been at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies. Be it practice management software, digital radiographs or 3D printing – dentists have been early adopters. AI-powered products are a natural next evolution of dental technology and the promise will be realized very soon. We hope you liked the article. If you are a dentist, then please Sign Up as a Clinical Investigator...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

4 Tips To Help Small Businesses Grow On Instagram
Here is how your small business can have a big impact on Instagram without breaking the bank. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dalit Saad and Adam Rosenberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Philadelphia home care agency gets SBA honor
The Small Business Administration named Philadelphia-based My Independence At Home as Eastern Pennsylvania ’s "Minority-Owned Business of the Year." My Independence at Home is a home care agency that provides non-medical services for the elderly and adults with physical and intellectual developmental disabilities in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Caregivers provide assistance such as bathing, meal preparation, dressing, light housekeeping and companionship. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

LifeHealth learns big clients can be slow to pay
Business name: LifeHealth LLC Owner names: Margot Adam Langstaff and Elisa Hamill Location (City, State): Littleton, Colorado Web site: www.lifehealthcorp.com What the business does: Provide comprehensive clinical solutions to commercial and government customers When founded: 2004 No. of employees: Over 400 Awards/recogn ition: SBA Colorado Small Business Persons of the Year 2018; VET50 of the INC 5000 – No. 43 fastest growing veteran business of the year 2018; INC5000 – No. 935 fastest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The Business Journals Content Studio Source Type: news

RTP biotech banks federal grant to treat age-related disorders
Research Triangle Park-based ZenBio has banked a new federal grant aimed at the treatment of age-related disorders.   The $220,000, one-year grant was awarded to ZenBio on March 15 by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. Through the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant, ZenBio will develop technology to use exosomes, or vesicles, secreted from stem cells to tre at such age-related disorders as chronic tendon injuries.  “We know that there are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

RTP biotech banks federal grant to treat age-related disorders
Research Triangle Park-based ZenBio has banked a new federal grant aimed at the treatment of age-related disorders.   The $220,000, one-year grant was awarded to ZenBio on March 15 by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. Through the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant, ZenBio will develop technology to use exosomes, or vesicles, secreted from stem cells to tre at such age-related disorders as chronic tendon injuries.  “We know that there are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Opinion: Maryland's reinsurance bill is good for small business
Maryland lawmakers just approved a bill that will curb the cost of health insurance premiums for 150,000 residents through a $380 million reinsurance program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Rettig Source Type: news

Oxford Biomedical Research Awarded NIH Grant to Expand Its Express ™...
Oxford Biomedical Research, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company located in Oakland County Michigan, has been awarded a $214,396 Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research Grant by the...(PRWeb April 12, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15400400.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Beware of 'junk insurance'
The Trump Administration ’s continued efforts to expand the use of Association Health Plans (AHPs) raises serious and worrisome red flags. According to the Department of Labor, broadening access to AHPs will help small businesses and individuals obtain less expensive health coverage. Studies show as many as 4.3 million pe ople could leave the individual and small group insurance markets to enroll in AHPs in the next five years. The problem is, I know from decades of experience working in healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Beware of 'junk insurance'
The Trump Administration ’s continued efforts to expand the use of Association Health Plans (AHPs) raises serious and worrisome red flags. According to the Department of Labor, broadening access to AHPs will help small businesses and individuals obtain less expensive health coverage. Studies show as many as 4.3 million pe ople could leave the individual and small group insurance markets to enroll in AHPs in the next five years. The problem is, I know from decades of experience working in healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

....while on another international front
Dr. Timothy Wall recently returned from Honduras where he and workers from his non-profit foundation, The CareLink Foundation, met with other groups working in the area to discuss how they could pull their resources together to more effectively improve living conditions for the residents of the area.   CareLink provides water filters to Honduran families to reduce the risk of parasitic diseases they encounter from drinking water from the local river. CareLink also provides micro-financing to families to start small businesses to provide th...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

History of Association Health Plans
In the late 1990s federal legislation had been proposed to create federally-recognized Association Health Plans (AHPs), which was then referred to in some bills as Small Business Health Plans. Small businesses such as dairy farmers, car dealers, and accountants created AHPs to buy health insurance with the aim of lower cost with a larger pool of enrollees.  Over time, many of the AHPs filed for bankruptcy, in some cases citing fraud and, as a result, sweeping changes were mandated in the 1990s that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Cheryl Grant Source Type: news

History of Association Health Plans
In the late 1990s federal legislation had been proposed to create federally-recognized Association Health Plans (AHPs), which was then referred to in some bills as Small Business Health Plans. Small businesses such as dairy farmers, car dealers, and accountants created AHPs to buy health insurance with the aim of lower cost with a larger pool of enrollees.  Over time, many of the AHPs filed for bankruptcy, in some cases citing fraud and, as a result, sweeping changes were mandated in the 1990s that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cheryl Grant Source Type: news

2016 Colorado Financial Security
The AARP 2016 Colorado Small Business Owner Work and Save Study was a telephone study among 451 small business owners or decision makers about employee benefits at companies with 4-100 additional e... (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - March 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news