The biggest corporations directly pay for many healthcare services. There are ways small companies can do the same. Paul Johnson Published 7:00 am, Saturday, June 23, 2018 Photo: SARINYAPINNGAM | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: SARINYAPINNGAM | Getty Images You Can Cut Employee Health Insurance Costs the Same Way Big Companies Do 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The cost of health insurance has risen by 50 percent in the last decade. During that time, independent physicians reduced profitability, both in percentage and actual return. How can that be? Administrative costs, regulation and place of service are major contributing factors, as is waste, fraud and abuse. A recent Harvard study shows how to cut one trillion dollars -- a third of the total cost of healthcare -- with no … [Read more...] about You Can Cut Employee Health Insurance Costs the Same Way Big Companies Do
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KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2018--Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) (NASDAQ: TWNKW) (“Hostess” or the “Company”) today reported its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018.First Quarter 2018 Summary1:Net revenue increased 13.1%; excluding the Chicago Bakery 2, net revenue increased 5.2%.The Chicago Bakery, acquired on February 1, 2018, contributed $14.5 million of net revenue.Point of sale increased 6.3% for the 12-week period ended March 24, 2018. Point of sale for the top seven sub-brands increased 8.5%. These sub-brands represent 69.1% of the Company’s net revenue.The Hostess® brand's market share for the 12-week period ended March 24, 2018 was 17.9%, up 124 basis points. This represents a record market share for the brand since its re-launch in 2013.Net income was $29.3 million (including a one-time gain of $12.4 million related to the buyout of a portion of the tax receivable agreement) compared to $24.2 … [Read more...] about Hostess Brands, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Published 5:01 am, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 If an injury or illness kept you out of work, could you pay your bills? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - You helped friends move their furniture; now your back is so sore you can’t move. You could be out of work and unable to collect at least three paychecks. Your doctor says you’ve eaten your last bacon-wrapped hot dog, or your health could keep you out of work for four paychecks. You made a diving catch to clinch the win for the company softball team. Though you were carried off the field a hero, you’ll be away from the office for eight paychecks. We’re all temporarily able-bodied — no one is immune from an unexpected illness or injury. One in four of today’s 20-year-olds will experience a disability before they hit retirement age, according to a June 2016 Social Security Administration fact sheet. LATEST SFGATE VIDEOS … [Read more...] about If an injury or illness kept you out of work, could you pay your bills?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There by Michelle Singletary by Michelle Singletary Email the author April 16 at 9:05 AM Email the author (iStock photo) The day will come when you say goodbye to having a manager. You won’t have to endure any more annual employee evaluations. You will no longer have to work unless you want to. And with the end to your full-time employment years, you probably hope your tax bill will go down. It’s a perk that many people assume comes along with retirement. Except, as Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” “There was a … [Read more...] about You may be surprised what retirement income is taxed and what isn’t
Today Guy Callendar is a historical footnote, but tomorrow he will have a chapter of his own. Born in 1898, Callendar was the son of Britain’s leading steam engineer, a successful academic and inventor who raised his children in a 22-room mansion. A greenhouse on the grounds was converted into a laboratory for the children until one of Callendar’s three brothers blew it up trying to make TNT. The same brother put out Callendar’s left eye. Undeterred by the subsequent lack of depth perception, he became his father’s successor as the nation’s most important steam engineer. None of this is why Guy Callendar’s name will be boldfaced in tomorrow’s textbooks. Instead it will be because he was willing to delve into fields he knew nothing about, atmospheric science among them. Nobody knows why he got so interested in the air. Callendar himself attributed it to ordinary curiosity: “As man is now changing the composition of the atmosphere at a … [Read more...] about Meet the Amateur Scientist Who Discovered Climate Change