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You can use a credit or debit card to settle your bill immediately meaning no waiting around for payments to clear. This leaves us to work hand-in-hand on the correct placement of the article whilst providing a space for you in the hearts and minds of our readership.

Features:

  • 1 Press Release;
  • To Include Your Company Bio;
  • To Include A Photo;
  • To Include Up-To 3 Back Links To Your Web Site;
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  • Hosted For Life;
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Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans For Equatorial Guinea

Allianz Worldwide Care has partnered with Equatorial Guinea Insurance Company (EGICO) to create the most comprehensive group health insurance plans to date for companies employing both domestic and international workers in the country.

The plans offer the first health insurance solution for employers who require dedicated plans for their Equatorial Guinean workers and their international staff. The local plan, Salud GE, offers full domestic coverage within Equatorial Guinea. The international plan, Salud Global GE, offers coverage worldwide, outside of the United States, and is aimed at both Equatorial Guinean employees who may work abroad and expatriate staff living in Equatorial Guinea.

Susan Landers, Head of Market Management at Allianz Worldwide Care said, “Demand for comprehensive health insurance is growing rapidly in Equatorial Guinea and there was a real gap for corporate clients looking to provide their workforce with this benefit. Health insurance is a key factor in an employee benefit package. The comprehensive nature of these new plans, combined with our strong support services, will assist organisations in Equatorial Guinea in attracting and retaining highly-skilled employees.”

The partnership brings together the global reach and expertise of Allianz Worldwide Care and the on-the ground insight and knowledge of EGICO, a respected local provider. Both local employees and expatriates will benefit from a wide range of in-patient and day-care treatments together with in-patient direct settlement, while expatriates will also benefit from access to Allianz Worldwide Care’s extensive global medical network.

Michel Djimadou, CEO of EGICO said, “We’re delighted to have partnered with Allianz Worldwide Care to launch these plans, which were conceived and developed specifically for companies in Equatorial Guinea. When it comes to international health insurance, the options here were extremely limited until now. Currently, there is nothing available in Equatorial Guinea that is comparable to our partnership with Allianz Worldwide Care for local employees or expatriates.”

 

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AXA Appoints Thomas Buberl Chief Executive Officer

After 27 years in the Group, and close to 17 years as Chief Executive Officer, Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO of AXA, has announced his decision to retire and to step down from the Board of Directors on September 1st, 2016.
Following a comprehensive succession planning process led by AXA's Compensation and Governance Committee under the leadership of Jean-Martin Folz, AXA's Board of Directors unanimously decided at a special meeting held on March 19th, 2016 to separate the functions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, and approved the following appointments effective upon Henri de Castries’ retirement on September 1st:

  • Denis Duverne as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors,
  • Thomas Buberl as Chief Executive Officer of AXA and a member of AXA's Board of Directors co-opted to replace Henri de Castries.

From March 21st, 2016, Thomas Buberl joins the Group Head Office in Paris and is appointed Deputy CEO (“Directeur général adjoint”). He will work closely with Henri de Castries and Denis Duverne to finalize AXA’s new strategic plan, expected to be released on June 21st, 2016, and to ensure an effective leadership transition.

HENRI DE CASTRIES.
CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF AXA

It has been a privilege to succeed Claude Bébéar and lead AXA over all these years, and I want to express my gratitude to the 166,000 women and men who are the face of AXA for our 103 million clients across the world - their professionalism and engagement have been a driving force and a fantastic motivation for me. The succession planning process initiated by the Board upon my request in October 2013, confirmed the breadth and the quality of AXA’s teams and helped us identify a new generation of leaders. Denis and I are extremely proud of the team we have been able to build and develop.

In the wake of our success in achieving our Ambition AXA plan, and before we enter into a new strategic cycle, I considered, with the support of the Board, that it was the best moment to begin the transition to a new management team who I know will very successfully lead AXA through the next stages of its development. While I will leave the Group with great emotion, I am very happy and confident to see Thomas take over the executive management of AXA. He has the experience, leadership skills and values to seize the opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world, and to make AXA a company that is always closer to its clients - which will be the key of our long term growth.

NORBERT DENTRESSANGLE
VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND LEAD INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors agreed that the best combination for AXA is to associate Thomas Buberl’s clear strategic vision, his deep knowledge of the insurance sector, as well as his energy and leadership skills, with Denis Duverne’s great experience and knowledge of the Group as well as his understanding of corporate governance practices and of the regulatory environment.

The Board is extremely grateful to Henri de Castries for his invaluable contribution to the success of AXA since 1989. Under his leadership, AXA has become a leading global insurance brand, significantly strengthened its footprint in emerging markets, notably in Asia, and has successfully withstood several years of severe crises while keeping its commitments to its clients, delivering positive results and continuing to pay a dividend to its shareholders. In 2015, while progressing on the execution of an intense digital transformation, AXA successfully achieved its 5-year strategic plan, and delivered record underlying earnings, which represents an eightfold increase during Henri de Castries' tenure as CEO. The Board of Directors would like to pay him a strong and well-deserved tribute for his actions, and extends its very warm thanks to Denis Duverne who, as Deputy CEO, has been instrumental in AXA’s strategic decisions and strengthening the Group’s solidity. Together, they leave to the new leadership team a very well-managed, extremely resilient Group, with high quality and engaged employees.

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New International Structure At Crawford & Company®

Crawford & Company, has revealed its new international management structure, with a fully aligned ‘G6’ executive team and shared services leadership in place.

Crawford International’s new management structure is as follows: G6—Andrew Bart, CEO, Asia Pacific; John Jenner, commercial director, International; Clive Nicholls, CEO, UK & Ireland; Stephen Pearsall, finance director, International; Kieran Rigby, CEO, Europe & Latin America; and Pat Van Bakel, CEO, Canada. International Shared Services—Benedict Burke, chief client officer, International; Phil Churchman, chief information officer, International; Pauline Holroyd, vice president of human resources, International; Mike Jones, chief operating officer, UK & Ireland; and Chris Pinney, general counsel, International.

The G6 team reports to Ian Muress, executive vice president and chief executive officer (CEO), International, and comprises regional and country CEOs from the organisation’s largest collective operations around the world. Aligned with the G6 team are five heads of the international operation’s shared services functions in client management, general counsel, technology, human resources and commercial operations.

“As Crawford® clients and stakeholders are aware, the Company has made considerable efforts in recent months to simplify its global structure and provide an increasingly competitive service to the market,” Muress said. “The new structure ensures that each aspect of our international business is fully represented at executive level, enabling rapid decision-making and tactical implementation up and down the chain of command.”

“The way I often describe the global capabilities of Crawford is that we ‘join the dots.’ We are a cohesive, joined-up organisation at both a local and global level. This is viewed as a key advantage by clients across the board, from insurance companies through to Fortune 500® companies. In an increasingly interconnected world, we are able to maintain our position as a truly global provider.”

 

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Health Plan Member Satisfaction Climbs to Highest Levels Since ACA Implementation

Critical factors of health plan member satisfaction are highest in areas of the country that have more competition between different health plans according to the J.D. Power 2016 Member Health Plan StudySM .

On a nationwide basis, member satisfaction with their health plans improves nine index points in 2016, scoring a total of 688 on a 1,000-point scale. This follows a 10 point improvement in 2015. Member satisfaction with health plans reached a low point in 2014, following the introduction of the health insurance marketplace as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

On a regional basis, the J.D. Power 2016 Member Health Plan Study found that member satisfaction in cost and information and communication is significantly lower in areas where one carrier holds a majority (more than 50%) of market share. Satisfaction is higher in competitive markets than in markets dominated by a single plan in cost (610 vs. 606, respectively); customer service (743 vs. 740); and information and communication (646 vs. 641).

“Competition among health plans is good for members in that it forces carriers to fight for market share, and the best way to do that is with satisfied customers,” said Greg Hoeg, vice president of U.S. insurance operations at J.D. Power. “In today’s health insurance markets, with increased legal restrictions on profitability, carriers are shifting toward member satisfaction.”

Hoeg noted that the one factor in which member satisfaction is higher in markets with less competition than in more competitive markets is provider choice within their plan (759 vs. 748, respectively). “Sometimes, having fewer, simpler plan choices makes it easier for the member,” said Hoeg. “Having dozens of plan options—such as deductibles and coverage levels—to choose from can be overwhelming.”

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposition of a minimum medical loss ratio has forced health insurers to compensate for slimmer margins by focusing on increasing their market share, often through mergers and acquisitions.

“Carriers are paying particular attention to cost management and economies of scale, and one way to do that is to combine with other carriers,” said Hoeg. “Competition is good for the market, but how that narrowing of the market will affect member satisfaction remains to be seen.”

The traditional plans like Blue Cross Blue Shield plans merging with other Blue plans, national deals like Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna, and major market-driven acquisitions for UnitedHealthcare/Optum are all with an eye toward increased economies of scale and market power. Many have speculated that Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna will harm competition and consumers by reducing the ability of other health insurers to compete with Blue plans. It appears that cost isn’t the only factor impacting member satisfaction, as satisfaction with information and communication and customer service is also significantly lower among members in less competitive markets.

Now in its 10th year, the study measures satisfaction among members of 135 health plans in 18 regions throughout the United States by examining six key factors: coverage and benefits; provider choice; information and communication; claims processing; cost; and customer service.

Overall member satisfaction averages 688 in the 2016 study, up from 679 in 2015 and 669 in 2014. The increase in satisfaction is driven by improved performance across all factors, most notably in coverage and benefits (+12 points); information and communication (+11); and customer service (+10).

 KEY FINDINGS

  • Integrated Delivery Systems Dominate the Rankings: Health plans that utilize an integrated delivery system (IDS)—a network of healthcare and health insurance organizations presented to members as a single delivery organization—are poised for success as healthcare and health insurance become more focused on member satisfaction. Integrated plans have an average overall satisfaction score of 746, which is 63 points higher than that for non-integrated plans.
  • Premiums Declining: There is a slight decrease in the monthly premiums members pay. On average, the monthly premium for a family plan is $355 in 2016, down from $374 in 2015, while individual plan premiums are $207, down from $216.
  • Health Plans Evolve into ‘Wellness Partners’: Among the 20% of members who say they “strongly agree” that their health plan is a trusted partner in their health and wellness, satisfaction averages 837, which is 200 points higher than among the 7% who say they “strongly disagree.”

- See more at: http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2016-member-health-plan-study#sthash.WvKwyWet.dpuf

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Tribridge Health360 Accelerates Population Health Management Supported By Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud

Tribridge announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft Corp. that will allow healthcare providers to accelerate the implementation of transformational population health management (PHM) delivery models.

Tribridge Health360 is a true PHM cloud solution that addresses the massive changes required as healthcare providers rapidly shift to value-based healthcare delivery. While Health360 is delivered on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online platform, providers using Health360 are going beyond better outbound patient communications – this is not simply an extended salesforce automation or marketing function.

Instead, Health360 customers are benefiting from years of clinician and consumer-informed development, and real-world refinement in accountable care and other value-based population health organizations – resulting in a proven solution to personalize care experiences and break the cycle of cost escalation. The solution has been optimized in Microsoft's intelligent cloud to deliver agility and scale, across an extended enterprise that includes mobile and smart devices, to help providers simultaneously improve financial and patient outcomes.

"Together with Microsoft, we believe the next wave of healthcare innovation will combine the customer-centric discipline of CRM with clinical content and consumer data that enables proactive and collaborative health management," said Damon Auer, vice president of Health and Life Sciences at Tribridge. "The transition from volume to value-based healthcare is a big challenge, but it will finally enable healthcare providers – entire care teams – to do what they want to do most: help patients get and stay well."

Tribridge Health360 is comprised of four modules: Care Coordination, Consumer Engagement, Consumer Experience and Care Network Management. Health360 also provides integrated evidence-based care plans from Dartmouth-Hitchcock, telehealth triage protocols from Schmitt-Thompson Clinical Content and referral pattern and provider analytics from Evariant.

"We've worked closely with Tribridge for years and know firsthand the emphasis they've put on making Health360 patient-centered and enterprise-ready," said Neil Jordan, general manager of Health Worldwide for Microsoft. "The transformation to value-based healthcare requires a completely different business model and enabling technologies, and together we are delivering a cloud solution that is ready to support population health management today."

Health360, along with Tribridge executives and customers, will be featured in Microsoft's booth #3832 at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, Feb. 29March 4 in Las Vegas.

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