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Insurance Companies Should Weight the Growth Potential With Risks When Considering Offering ACA Plans

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The 2023 open enrollment for ACA health plans saw a 13% increase over 2022. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with USInsuranceAgents.com, says, “Insurance providers have an opportunity to enter or expand in this growing market, but they should practice caution.” The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans […]

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Insurance Companies Should Weight the Growth Potential With Risks When Considering Offering ACA Plans

The 2023 open enrollment for ACA health plans saw a 13% increase over 2022. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with USInsuranceAgents.com, says, “Insurance providers have an opportunity to enter or expand in this growing market, but they should practice caution.” The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans […]

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Mike Dunn Promoted to Vice President of Client Success

St. Paul, MN, February 1, 2023 – IC System is proud to announce the promotion of Mike Dunn to Vice President of Client Success. In his new role, Mike will help oversee Account Management and Client Success departments for some of the largest clients that work with IC System, a nationally licensed collection agency […]

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Inflation Rates Ease, But Long-Term Contracts Keep Prices High

With inflation rates easing and shipping costs dropping along with several commodities (not eggs), consumers may be wondering why they haven’t seen a noticeable price difference yet. Blame it on supplier contracts. A typical procurement practice is shoring up supplier contracts in advance, which means prices could hold for several months. The longer high prices […]

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Workday Cuts 3% of Global Staff in ‘Challenging’ Environment

(Bloomberg) — Workday Inc., which makes software for business tasks such as human resources, said it was eliminating 3% of its global workforce in response to a “challenging” global economic environment. “We have decided to restructure and realign some teams across Workday, leading to the difficult decision to eliminate roles,” the company said in an […]

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Rising Interest Rates—What Does Jamie Dimon Say?

Rising interest rates are still prevalent as ever. CNBC reached out to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon for his thoughts on the state of interest rates in the U.S. The Fed recently raised its benchmark interest rate to a targeted range between 4.25% and 4.5%. They anticipate the rate going as high as 5.1%. While […]

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With Consumer Prices at Record Inflation, How Will the Fed Respond with Future Interest Rate Hikes?

Consumer prices have been soaring, reaching an inflation rate of 9.1 percent in mid-July, a record-high rate since 1981, according to PBS. Not only are consumer prices inflating, but employers such as Walmart are also inflating wages. Why and how much are Walmart wages inflating and how will this impact the economy as a whole? […]

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How Have Home Intelligence and Automated Shading Solutions Improved Home Energy Efficiency and Comfort?
February 6, 2023

On today’s episode of the Draper at Home podcast, host Michelle Dawn Mooney, speaks with Scotty Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of Josh.ai, Maryellen Oswald, Custom Integration & Partnerships Channel Manager, Somfy USA, and Tyson McDonald, Director of Business Development, Motorized Solar Solutions for Draper, Inc., to talk about how the effect of home intelligence […]

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How Royal Caribbean is Elevating Entertainment At-Sea
February 6, 2023

— Live stage productions and musicians play a crucial role in making the experience of a Royal Caribbean cruise truly unforgettable. Behind the scenes, there’s a whole team of professionals dedicated to bringing top-notch entertainment to the passengers. The process starts with a creative team that conceptualizes the shows, selecting songs and choreography to […]

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2022 Gas Costs More than Doubled the Average Cost in 2020. Prices Have Dropped but are Still High in 2023…Why?
February 4, 2023

Last year, eyes were popping as the price per gallon of gas passed the five-dollar mark in most places. This is more than double the average gas cost per gallon in 2020, which was $2.17 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Administration. While prices are down from that five-dollar mark now, they have […]

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Insurance Companies Should Weight the Growth Potential With Risks When Considering Offering ACA Plans
February 3, 2023

The 2023 open enrollment for ACA health plans saw a 13% increase over 2022. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with USInsuranceAgents.com, says, “Insurance providers have an opportunity to enter or expand in this growing market, but they should practice caution.” The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans […]

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Mike Dunn Promoted to Vice President of Client Success
February 2, 2023

St. Paul, MN, February 1, 2023 – IC System is proud to announce the promotion of Mike Dunn to Vice President of Client Success. In his new role, Mike will help oversee Account Management and Client Success departments for some of the largest clients that work with IC System, a nationally licensed collection agency […]

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Inflation Rates Ease, But Long-Term Contracts Keep Prices High
February 1, 2023

With inflation rates easing and shipping costs dropping along with several commodities (not eggs), consumers may be wondering why they haven’t seen a noticeable price difference yet. Blame it on supplier contracts. A typical procurement practice is shoring up supplier contracts in advance, which means prices could hold for several months. The longer high prices […]

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Workday Cuts 3% of Global Staff in ‘Challenging’ Environment
February 1, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Workday Inc., which makes software for business tasks such as human resources, said it was eliminating 3% of its global workforce in response to a “challenging” global economic environment. “We have decided to restructure and realign some teams across Workday, leading to the difficult decision to eliminate roles,” the company said in an […]

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Rising Interest Rates—What Does Jamie Dimon Say?
January 31, 2023

Rising interest rates are still prevalent as ever. CNBC reached out to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon for his thoughts on the state of interest rates in the U.S. The Fed recently raised its benchmark interest rate to a targeted range between 4.25% and 4.5%. They anticipate the rate going as high as 5.1%. While […]

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With Consumer Prices at Record Inflation, How Will the Fed Respond with Future Interest Rate Hikes?
January 31, 2023

Consumer prices have been soaring, reaching an inflation rate of 9.1 percent in mid-July, a record-high rate since 1981, according to PBS. Not only are consumer prices inflating, but employers such as Walmart are also inflating wages. Why and how much are Walmart wages inflating and how will this impact the economy as a whole? […]

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Massachusetts Takes the LEED for Certified Buildings
January 31, 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its top 10 states for LEED-certified buildings, and Massachusetts was coming in at number one for 2022.The top 10 LEED States include: Massachusetts, 3.76 certified gross square footage per capita and 96 green building projects Illinois, 3.48 certified gross square footage and 91 projects New York, 3.17 certified […]

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US Inflation Expectations Extend Retreat, Buoy Consumers’ Mood
January 30, 2023

(Bloomberg) — US short- and long-term inflation expectations improved at the end of January, helping to once again boost consumer sentiment. Respondents said they expect prices to advance 3.9% over the next year, the lowest since April 2021, the University of Michigan’s final survey reading showed Friday. The sentiment index climbed to 64.9 from earlier […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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