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How does the insurance industry win with Hixme’s model? A new study by Axene Health Partners confirms: healthier population, lower rates

Empowering workers with greater freedom of choice is proving to be good for workers and employers – but how does it affect the insurance industry? In this current climate of alternate facts, real data shows that employers who populate their ‘group plans’ in part with direct-to-consumer health policies can actually improve the health [...]

David MessingDavid Messing

The Cost of Healthcare

The cost of healthcare in America is outrageous. We spend about $3.4 TRILLION every year. No, that’s not a typo. A trillion dollars is a difficult amount of money to imagine, so here’s an illustration: If the American healthcare industry were a country, it would be the fifth largest economy in the world. Warren Buffett says that [...]

Amir PirniaAmir Pirnia

Propel Venture Partners invests in Hixme

Propel Venture Partners, the San Francisco-based venture capital (VC) partnership in which BBVA is an investor, today announced its investment in Hixme – its sixth investment since the establishment of the U.S. fund in February this year. Hixme, located in Agoura Hills, California, is using technology to shake up the world of US [...]

Amir PirniaAmir Pirnia

What’s the benefit of inflation?

We’ve all heard an old timer say something like, “Back in my day, you could buy a burger for 15 cents!” That’s because a dollar in 1955 would be worth $8.96 today. Reminiscing the “good ol’ days” might be one of the few benefits of inflation. As you know, every product and service is affected by inflation. Our wages increase as [...]

Amir PirniaAmir Pirnia

The Untapped Potential of the ACA

Since March of 2010 when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA for short) was passed into law, much has been discussed in the mainstream media, corporate break rooms, family dinner tables, etc. about the ACA’s positive or negative effects on the lives of the American people and the companies that they work for. [...]

Amir PirniaAmir Pirnia

Private exchanges are here to stay

When you have seen one private exchange, you have only seen one private exchange. Exchanges come in all shapes and sizes. I am fairly confident that, if you do your homework, there is one out there just for you. At least for the short term, that is… There is no magic to the private exchange solution. For the short term, private [...]

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