2.1 million people enrolled in New York's health insurance exchange
A total of 2.1 million people in New York enrolled in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, called exchanges. That is according to the latest numbers following last Sunday's deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage for 2015. Still, the data show limited participation among small business despite an effort to boost that segment. State Department of Health officials did not return a request for details about that segment, called the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP. Figures… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - February 19, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: David Robinson Source Type: news

Penalties, tax credits and more: What employers need to know about the ACA
With the open enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act passing this weekend and tax season underway, businesses may wonder how employer mandates may affect them both with regard to filing taxes for 2014 and regarding new changes in 2015. While no enrollment deadline exists for small businesses to set up a health benefits plan for their employees through the Small Business Health Options Plan, a number of other requirements are present — particularly when it comes to IRS filings. According… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 17, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Sal Christ Source Type: news

Ascension’s Tersigni named chairman of Regional Business Council
Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni has been appointed chairman of the Regional Business Council (RBC). In his role as RBC chairman, Tersigni, who heads the nation's largest nonprofit and largest Catholic health care system, will lead the civic group's 2015 initiatives, including support of the Reinvest North County Fund. The RBC has raised about $500,000 for the fund to date to aid small businesses and four school districts in the Ferguson area, officials said Tuesday. The organization… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - February 17, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Corey Noles Source Type: news

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 16, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

10 entrepreneurs, 10 health care problems, 10 days to find solutions
For 10 years or so, early-career entrepreneurs have come together at events like startup camps and small-business incubator meetings to try to get a venture off the ground. But Tom Higley — who has started six companies and worked as CEO of two others over the past 20 years — muses that no efforts have been made to bring together proven entrepreneurs to find market-based solutions to societal problems. As of Tuesday, however, Higley is taking on that effort himself. Tuesday afternoon at Denver's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

10 entrepreneurs, 10 health care problems, 10 days to find solutions
For 10 years or so, early-career entrepreneurs have come together at events like startup camps and small-business incubator meetings to try to get a venture off the ground. But Tom Higley — who has started six companies and worked as CEO of two others over the past 20 years — muses that no efforts have been made to bring together proven entrepreneurs to find market-based solutions to societal problems. As of Tuesday, however, Higley is taking on that effort himself. Tuesday afternoon at Denver's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

The role of intermediaries in delivering an occupational health and safety programme designed for small businesses - A case study of an insurance incentive programme in the agriculture sector - Olsen KB, Hasle P.
Intermediaries play an important role in disseminating national Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) programmes to small businesses but not much is known about the factors that influence their role. The aim of this paper is to elucidate the factors that in... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Senate committee takes aim at Congress' use of D.C. Health Link
The new chair of the U.S. Senate's small business and entrepreneurship committee is taking aim at Congress' use of D.C.'s small business health exchange. In an op-ed published in The Hill on Monday evening, Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana, said he introduced legislation that would require Congress to use Obamacare as it was intended, rather than creating its own exemption via the small business exchange run through D.C. Health Link. "It is completely unfair — even by Washington standards. I introduced… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - February 10, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

House votes to give small businesses more input on federal regulations
Federal regulators would be required to take additional steps to ensure that their rules don't overly burden small businesses under legislation passed by the House Thursday. The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, which passed on a 260-163 vote, would require agencies to consider indirect impacts, as well as direct costs, of proposed regulations on small businesses. It also would require all federal agencies to convene panels of small business representatives to review rules… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 5, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Kent Hoover Source Type: news

Morning Roundup: Kasich proposing tax cuts, from pot to prostitution, Browns want more to watch them play
In today's roundup: Ohio small-business owners in line for a tax cut, state leaders come out against legalizing marijuana, treasure hunter Tommy Thompson is fighting extradition to Ohio, the NCAA is studying how to deal with concussions, and the Cleveland Browns are raising ticket prices. Kasich planning small biz tax cut Gov. John Kasich wants to eliminate state income taxes for nearly all small businesses in the state. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Kasich will include in his proposed budget… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 30, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Doug Buchanan Source Type: news

Fighting Ebola and Its Stigma in Liberia
This post was written by Jono Anzalone, an American Red Cross division disaster executive who is on a month-long deployment to Liberia with the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC). It’s been three weeks since my plane landed in Liberia, where I’m helping the ICRC to put cash in the hands of families impacted by the Ebola virus. In Liberia alone, Ebola has claimed more than 3,600 lives; 178 of whom were health care workers. Through our program, called Mobile Money, we identify Ebola survivors and families of the deceased and provide a $200 USD cash transfer payment via SMS text messaging. In a count...
Source: Red Cross Chat - January 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jenelle Eli Tags: Disaster Response International Cash ebola liberia west africa Source Type: news

​How to help make sure the flu doesn't sideline your business
Flu season can be debilitating – even deadly – for many people. It can also be devastating for small businesses who cannot afford to have employees sidelined as they recover from the illness. This year's flu season is unfolding as one of the most severe we've seen in a while. Texas is one of 46 states that are reporting high influenza activity, and Dallas alone has reported more than 7,000 positive influenza tests as of mid-January. These facts underscore the need for small businesses to be… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - January 28, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Majority of state NFIB members oppose Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan
Even with Gov. Bill Haslam's new proposal, most members of the Tennessee NFIB remain strongly opposed to Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. Nearly two-thirds of Tennessee members of the National Federation of Independent Business oppose Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal. Based on a statewide survey of around 8,000 members, released Friday afternoon, 65 percent of Tennessee small-business owners are against Haslam's plan to expand Medicaid coverage, which will offer two new coverage options and insure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Harrison Source Type: news

State NFIB opposes Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan
Even with the Gov. Bill Haslam's new proposal, the Tennessee NFIB remains strongly opposed to Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. Nearly two-thirds of Tennessee members of the National Federation of Independent Business oppose Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal. Based on a statewide survey of around 8,000 members, released Friday afternoon, 65 percent of Tennessee small-business owners are against Haslam's plan to expand Medicaid coverage, which will offer two new coverage options and insure an estimated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 23, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Harrison Source Type: news

Majority of state NFIB members oppose Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan
Even with Gov. Bill Haslam's new proposal, most members of the Tennessee NFIB remain strongly opposed to Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. Nearly two-thirds of Tennessee members of the National Federation of Independent Business oppose Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal. Based on a statewide survey of around 8,000 members, released Friday afternoon, 65 percent of Tennessee small-business owners are against Haslam's plan to expand Medicaid coverage, which will offer two new coverage options and insure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 23, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Scott Harrison Source Type: news

Majority of state NFIB members oppose Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan
Even with Gov. Bill Haslam's new proposal, most members of the Tennessee NFIB remain strongly opposed to Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. Nearly two-thirds of Tennessee members of the National Federation of Independent Business oppose Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal. Based on a statewide survey of around 8,000 members, released Friday afternoon, 65 percent of Tennessee small-business owners are against Haslam's plan to expand Medicaid coverage, which will offer two new coverage options and insure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Scott Harrison Source Type: news

Lawley plans webinars on insurance coverage
Lawley Insurance is launching a series of free insurance seminars to help local business leaders choose appropriate levels of insurance coverage. Lawley, the largest insurance agency in Western New York, is set to kick off the series in mid-February, hosting in-person seminars at the new (716) Food and Sport restaurant on Scott Street. Live webinars will also be available for those who can't attend in person. Topics on tap for discussion include employee benefits for small businesses, cyber-security… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allissa Kline Source Type: news

Microcredit doesn't live up to promise of transforming lives of the poor, 6 studies show
(Innovations for Poverty Action) Six studies, conducted independently in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Mongolia, and Morocco, and released in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, followed over 37,000 individuals in total. The studies conclude that while microloans can increase small business ownership and investment, the small, short-term loans generally do not lead to increased income, investments in children's schooling, or substantial gains in women's empowerment for poor borrowers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How a small business owner opened medical marijuana dispensaries in Vermont
Vermont's medical marijuana law says only nonprofit organizations are allowed to grow and distribute the drug, while New York's version says for-profit companies are also welcome. That difference is important because the cannabis industry faces many challenges, including that the drug remains illegal under federal law. Both business and nonprofit leaders nationally are trying to navigate these uncharted waters. Among them is Shayne Lynn, the executive director for two of Vermont's four medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Robinson Source Type: news

Health insurance workshop set for N.F. by SBA
The U.S. Small Business Administration and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will provide small business owners with an update on health insurance options during a Jan. 13 workshop at Memorial's downtown campus. Greg Lindberg from the SBA and representatives from the medical center's insurance Navigator Program will answer questions and discuss insurance options for small businesses. The free seminar, "The Affordable Care Act and Your Business," will be presented from 8 to 10 a.m. in the HSBC… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 10, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Bertola Source Type: news

Health insurance workshop set for N.F. by SBA
The U.S. Small Business Administration and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will provide small business owners with an update on health insurance options during a Jan. 13 workshop at Memorial's downtown campus. Greg Lindberg from the SBA and representatives from the medical center's insurance Navigator Program will answer questions and discuss insurance options for small businesses. The free seminar, "The Affordable Care Act and Your Business," will be presented from 8 to 10 a.m. in the HSBC… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Bertola Source Type: news

2015 Tax Tables and Payroll Withholding Rates Updated inside Small Business Payroll Software by PayrollMate.com
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - January 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Small Business Payroll Software for W2 and 1099 Emplooyees Released by PayrollMate.Com
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NFIB sues Colorado over business licensing fees
Colorado's largest small business organization Monday sued Secretary of State Scott Gessler over business licensing and regulatory fees, claiming that the fees are funding other operations of Gessler's office and should be considered a tax subject to TABOR restrictions. According to the suit, Gessler's office collects about $20 million a year in fees from businesses that are filing required forms, but the money is going to pay for elections, bingo and raffle regulation and other functions that aren't… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Full-time employment with no health benefits was a trend for workers in 2012
This report shows us where we were, and it wasn’t a good place,” said Gerald Kominski, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and co-author of the study. “From here on out we can accurately measure how California’s health improves under reform.” Young adults gain job-based coverage in ACA reform In an early example of the benefits of health care reform, the study found that adults ages 19-26 were the only age group that gained health coverage from 2009 to 2012, with job-based coverage for them jumping to from 23.2 percent to 27.1 percent. That was an increase of 254,000 people. This...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 23, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NFIB sues Colorado over business licensing fees
Colorado's largest small business organization Monday sued Secretary of State Scott Gessler over business licensing and regulatory fees, claiming that the fees are funding other operations of Gessler's office and should be considered a tax subject to TABOR restrictions. According to the suit, Gessler's office collects about $20 million a year in fees from businesses that are filing required forms, but the money is going to pay for elections, bingo and raffle regulation and other functions that aren't… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Prayers, Facebook and Weight Loss
"When people talk to God, it is called prayer. When God talks to people, they call it schizophrenia." -- Dr. Jim Roach in his upcoming book, God's House Calls "Just like a prayer. Your voice can take me there" -- Madonna Until recently, my attitude toward prayer had been guided by President Harry S. Truman who said that "people who pray the loudest are the ones you lock your hen house from." I've always been intensely suspicious of anyone who seems too overt in their embrace of prayer, especially if the conversation deviates to matters concerning my checkbook or wallet. Praying out loud w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Businesses Drop Coverage as Health Law Offers Alternatives
(MedPage Today) -- Many workers are now covered through individual plans bought on the federally run exchange. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 16, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives
Small employers are canceling medical plans and leaving workers to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces — sometimes to everyone’s benefit. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Cross launches health insurance exchange for small businesses coping with Obamacare
Small businesses have long struggled with how and whether to provide health insurance for their employees. That challenge has become even more complicated under the Affordable Care Act. Richardson-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has launched what it sees as an answer for small businesses baffled by the ins and outs of Obamacare. Blue Directions for Small Business is a private exchange solution for companies with one to 50 employees, Rick Allegretti, vice president of marketing strategy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Individuals and Businesses Gain Access to Group Medical Coverage Obamacare Alternative
Benefit and Compensation Consultants (BCC) now offers small business owners and individuals, including Medicare-eligible individuals, quality medical coverage from a leading nationwide insurer that until now only large employers could provide. These innovative, competitively priced plans are a great alternative to Obamacare and made possible by the federal government's Professional Employer Organization (PEO) legislation. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 12, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Healthcare Reform Source Type: news

David and Goliath: When do underdog businesses benefit from neighborhood giants?
(American Marketing Association) Is being located next to a big-name competitor always bad for your small business? A new study in the Journal of Marketing Research shows that contrary to accepted belief, the presence of a large, nearby competitor can actually boost the sales of smaller brands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

News in Brief: Week of Dec. 8-12
This roundup includes the following news briefs: Study Finds Mixed Results on Prophylactic Low-dose Aspirin Use in Healthy Women, Register Today for Free ICD-10 Webinar, Medicare Home Health Benefit Changes Coming on Jan. 1, AAFP Supports Action for Dental Health Initiative, and CMS Offers Small-business Health Insurance Webinars. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 8, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH I-Corps entrepreneurial training pilot program showcases results
Nineteen teams participating in the National Institutes of Health I-Corps team training pilot program will present their business models for their small business innovation research (SBIR)-funded technologies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 5, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small business participation under federal health care remains unclear
The Affordable Care Act is grabbing headlines with news that more than one million people applied for health insurance during the first week of open enrollment for 2015. Federal regulators and officials, including President Barack Obama, have trumpeted that number as a sign the health care law is working. The data reflected ACA enrollment from Nov. 15 to 21 on the federal marketplace, called an exchange. Still, some of the law's key impacts heading into 2015 will remain unclear until figures are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Robinson Source Type: news

Small Business Saturday: It's time to shop locally
Black Friday is over, but there's still time to get your "shop" on and secure great deals while helping out local businesses and boosting the local economy. It's Small Business Saturday – that one day of the year post-Thanksgiving where we get to show local businesses some love. Whether you braved the masses at big box retailers yesterday or not, consider heading to a local store today for some of your holiday shopping. Remember, holiday sales – from Thanksgiving to Dec. 31 – traditionally… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 30, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mel Meléndez Source Type: news

Small Business Saturday: It's time to shop locally
Black Friday is over, but there's still time to get your "shop" on and secure great deals while helping out local businesses and boosting the local economy. It's Small Business Saturday – that one day of the year post-Thanksgiving where we get to show local businesses some love. Whether you braved the masses at big box retailers yesterday or not, consider heading to a local store today for some of your holiday shopping. Remember, holiday sales – from Thanksgiving to Dec. 31 – traditionally… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mel Meléndez Source Type: news

Obamacare 2015: Yes, the Affordable Care Act applies to small employers
The Affordable Care Act's mandate for employers to offer health benefits kicks in starting Jan. 1 only for those with 50 or more full-time workers, but that doesn't mean small businesses are exempt from the law. " 'No penalties' doesn't mean 'don't do anything," said Caroline Fraker, vice president of compliance for Newark-based health insurer MedBen, which largely covers groups of 75 to 500 employees. For smaller groups, she said, "They need to determine that they're 'small' the correct way, so… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 25, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

The good, bad and ugly of Obamacare for small business
Republican gains in the U.S. Senate could spawn a redefinition of who qualifies as a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act, reducing the number of companies to which Obamacare applies and the number of employees to whom companies are required to offer health insurance coverage, a specialist on the act said Friday in Dallas. But don't expect wholesale changes to the health care law — at least not anytime soon. Under Republican legislative leadership, the definition of full time could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

The good, bad and ugly of Obamacare for small business
Republican gains in the U.S. Senate could spawn a redefinition of who qualifies as a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act, reducing the number of companies to which Obamacare applies and the number of employees to whom companies are required to offer health insurance coverage, a specialist on the act said Friday in Dallas. But don't expect wholesale changes to the health care law — at least not anytime soon. Under Republican legislative leadership, the definition of full time could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Bill Hethcock Source Type: news

Stop-loss coverage measure approved in District
Small businesses in the District will essentially be banned from having self-funded health insurance plans after a measure more tightly regulating stop-loss coverage passed as part of the City Council's consent agenda this week. Both opponents and supporters of the measure agreed one of the goals of the legislation was to make self-funding less attractive to small businesses by rendering stop-loss coverage — which is insurance for self-funded plans that kicks in when unexpectedly high medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

The innovators: build and launch your own satellite ... for £20,000
Technology used in mobile phones and laptops can now be used to track planes, follow tankers seized by pirates and even spot people flouting planning lawsAfter Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March last year , one of the most vexing questions was: how can a modern aircraft with 239 people on board vanish without trace?Tom Walkinshaw believes a repeat could be avoided by tracking planes via a network of hundreds of tiny satellites that monitor oceans where there is limited radar coverage. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Shane Hickey Tags: Entrepreneurs Airline industry Technology sector Satellites Science Small business Space Source Type: news

Liberia: FAO to Support Ebola Affected Farmers, Small Businesses in Liberia
[Observer]In support of the re-establishment of Ebola affected farmers and small business holders in the various counties in Liberia, the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has disclosed a plan to support farmers and small business holders in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Medicine Warns Consumers and Small Businesses about Certain UnitedHealthcare Products on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange - 11/13/14
A few days before open enrollment begins on the Maryland Health Connection website, one of the state’s premiere health care providers, Johns Hopkins Medicine, is voicing concern that its providers will not be available to individuals who select certain UnitedHealthcare products offered on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and other state exchanges. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - November 13, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

Business-related bills stack up in early Texas Legislature filings
The Texas legislative session is gearing up, and Monday was the first day to file bills for state lawmakers to consider. Already, with hundreds of bills filed so far, there are a number that could, if they find favor in the Legislature, have a broad impact for businesses in Texas. Here's a few of the bill highlights: • Among Austin area lawmakers, Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 134, dubbed the Small Business Tax Relief Act, that would exempt businesses with total revenue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Theis Source Type: news

Business-related bills stack up in early Texas Legislature filings
The Texas legislative session is gearing up, and Monday was the first day to file bills for state lawmakers to consider. Already, with hundreds of bills filed so far, there are a number that could, if they find favor in the Legislature, have a broad impact for businesses in Texas. Here's a few of the bill highlights: • Among Austin area lawmakers, Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 134, dubbed the Small Business Tax Relief Act, that would exempt businesses with total revenue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Michael Theis Source Type: news

D.C. likely to effectively ban self-insurance for small businesses, pushing them to health exchange
Small businesses in the District will essentially be banned from having self-funded health insurance plans and pushed to purchase coverage from D.C. Health Link, the city's health exchange, if a measure before the D.C. Council passes next week. That's because the legislation includes rules that would render stop-loss coverage — which is insurance for self-funded plans that kicks in when unexpectedly high medical claims occur — essentially useless for groups with fewer than 50 employees, said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Biotech firm lands $1M to develop cancer treatment
Biotech company GeneSegues Therapeutics has landed $1 million from the federal government to fund development a cancer treatment. The Chaska-based company won the award from the National Cancer Institute through the government's small business innovative research program. GeneSegues is developing technology that uses tiny capsules to deliver DNA-based drugs to tumors. The company eventually aims to treat head, neck, prostate and other cancers. The funding will go partly toward manufacturing work… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 10, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Biotech firm lands $1M to develop cancer treatment
Biotech company GeneSegues Therapeutics has landed $1 million from the federal government to fund development a cancer treatment. The Chaska-based company won the award from the National Cancer Institute through the government's small business innovative research program. GeneSegues is developing technology that uses tiny capsules to deliver DNA-based drugs to tumors. The company eventually aims to treat head, neck, prostate and other cancers. The funding will go partly toward manufacturing work… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - November 10, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

JP Morgan Chase awards $500,000 in grants to fund New Orleans BioInnovation and health sciences industry
JP Morgan Chase investing in New Orleans' biomedical industry -- awarding $500,000 in grants to four entities in the city that focus on small business growth and life sciences. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - November 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news