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Displaying items by tag: Advantage Benefits Group Inc

Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:09

Health insurers prepare to shift course, factor COVID costs into rates

Costs to test, treat and vaccinate members for COVID-19 drove sharp earnings declines last year for Priority Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and both intend to work ongoing pandemic-related expenses into their rate requests for next year.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:20

Spectrum, Beaumont follow health consolidation trend

The proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health could add fuel to the years-long trend of consolidation in the health care industry.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 03 January 2021 17:20

Telehealth use soars during the pandemic, here to stay

Spectrum Health entered 2020 with a goal of having half of eligible primary care patient visits with its doctors occur virtually by the end of 2022.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:49

EXPLORING WHAT’S NEXT Experts preview workplace changes as economy slowly re-emerges

People who have been working from home for weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic will return to a decidedly different workplace than they had previously once the economy gets going again. 

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 12:15

Lawmakers could block proposed state rule on advanced cancer treatment

State lawmakers are looking to set aside a panel’s decision that would require hospitals to earn third-party accreditation if they want to provide an emerging, complex and potentially lethal cancer treatment.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

Metro, Mercy move into direct contracting with employers for health care

GRAND RAPIDS — Since September 2017, Metro Health – University of Michigan has signed up 20 employers that contract directly with the health system to provide medical care for some 4,000 employees and their dependents.

Published in Health Care


Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:13

TranscendAHP helps Michigan small businesses access large group policies

Two trade groups debuted a new association health plan for Michigan small businesses as employers prepare to enter the annual open enrollment period for 2019 health insurance policies.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 12 October 2018 18:57

PE firm Auxo acquires SE Michigan stamping manufacturer

Private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has completed its fifth acquisition in 13 months with a deal for a Warren-based stamping manufacturer.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 19 August 2018 20:05

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 20, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 20, 2018.

Published in Breaking News

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 10:49

Grand Rapids-based Auxo Investment Partners acquires Williamston-based die manufacturer

GRAND RAPIDS — Manufacturer Midway Rotary Die Solutions has sold to a West Michigan-based private equity firm.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:09

AI offers health care industry new ways to control costs, manage care

Get ready for the rise of the machines in the health care industry.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:13

Cost should take center stage in health care debate, executives say

Federal lawmakers need to focus on what’s driving health care costs in America that in turn contributes to the rising cost of health coverage.

Published in Health Care


Sunday, 22 January 2017 11:10

Cycling for a cure? Gran Fondo supports promising MSU research on melanoma

The 2,000-plus cyclers who will pedal through West Michigan this June for the Gran Fondo event will do more than just get in a day’s ride. 

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:46

Roundtable: Health care industry braces for issues related to cost, quality and the ACA

It’s not as if the rising costs of health coverage went away, but for a few years the increases mitigated somewhat.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:47

High cost or high value? Specialty drugs add to employer health care bill

In 2015, Blue Care Network spent $55.4 million for just 712 members who each took a specialized drug to treat Hepatitis C.

Published in Health Care