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Oscar Health, an American health insurance company known for its innovative approach, has signaled a strong position for growth in 2024. Founded in 2012, Oscar Health was created to simplify the complexities of the U.S. healthcare system through technology, data, and design. The company’s recent financial performance and strategic operations highlight its potential for profitability and expansion. Financial Milestones and Growth Indicators Oscar Health‘s CEO, Mark Bertolini, recently announced

Introduction: Navigating the Complex Landscape of Workforce Health The MAXIS GBN 2024 report illuminates the multifaceted influences of industry, culture, and gender on workforce health. Drawing from an extensive analysis of medical claims data, it reveals critical insights into how these elements shape health outcomes and healthcare costs. Industry Influence on Health: A Closer Look Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions emerge as a predominant concern, with spending on MSK care witnessing

In the latest quarter of 2023, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported a slight downturn in real household income per capita, marking a pivotal moment after a year of consistent growth. This shift, contrary to the 0.3% rise in real GDP per capita, unveils the intricate dynamics beneath the surface of economic indicators, spotlighting the diverse fiscal landscapes across member countries. The OECD’s analysis, aggregating data

London, 22 January 2024 In a groundbreaking move, MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN), a pioneer in the corporate wellness arena, has announced a partnership with Maven Clinic, the world’s preeminent virtual clinic for women’s and family health. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in MAXIS GBN’s efforts to expand its wellness technology marketplace. The union between MAXIS GBN and Maven Clinic is poised to revolutionize healthcare offerings for

In a strategic move that reshapes the landscape of employee benefits and pension administration, Aptia has officially announced its launch. Formed by investment from Bain Capital Insurance, Aptia emerges as a formidable entity, boasting an impressive clientele of 1,100 global clients, thereby extending its services to support over 7 million individuals. A New Era in Benefits Administration? The firm is the result of a strategic acquisition of Mercer’s U.S.

Luxembourg, January 2024 – Mercer Marsh Benefits has announced the appointment of David Chalaoui as their new Growth Leader for Europe in Global Mobility Solutions. Chalaoui, who commenced his role in January 2024, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in business development and client relations within the European region. Prior to joining Mercer Marsh Benefits, Chalaoui had an extensive career at Swiss Life Global Solutions, where he served

As of October 2023, the OECD unemployment rate was 4.9%, remaining under 5.0% since July 2022​​. This stability is significant for the insurance and pensions sector as it indicates a relatively stable labor market. However, the number of unemployed persons reached 33.4 million, the highest in 2023. The disparity in unemployment rates among OECD countries is notable, with rates rising in 14 countries, unchanged in 9, and declining in

The OECD’s “Pensions at a Glance 2023” report presents a detailed analysis of pension systems, demographic trends, and policy reforms among its G20 member countries. Here’s GBV’s comprehensive analysis based on the key findings from the report: 1. Pension Reforms and Retirement Age Adjustments Increasing Retirement Ages: Many OECD countries continue to increase retirement ages. For example, Sweden raised its retirement age and linked it to two-thirds of life-expectancy

The Imperative of Systematic Health Tracking in the Workplace In today’s fast-paced corporate environment, the health and wellbeing of employees are often overlooked. Most companies focus on direct expenses or liability exposure, such as disability claims and on-the-job injuries, neglecting the broader spectrum of employee health. This narrow focus leaves a significant gap in understanding and improving the overall health of the workforce. To address this, a systematic approach

The research report “The Cost of Money Worries – 2023 Survey Results” presents compelling data on the impact of financial stress on employees in the UK. The survey, conducted by Opinion Matters, involved 1,019 full-time UK workers and reveals significant findings about the intersection of financial wellbeing and workplace productivity. Key Findings: 23% of UK full-time workers struggled to concentrate at work due to money worries. 16% incurred debts

In the first quarter of 2023, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported a notable rise in real household income per capita, marking a 0.9% increase and surpassing the growth in real GDP per capita, which stood at 0.3%. This recent uptick is not an isolated event but part of a continuing trend, representing the third consecutive quarter of growth and the most significant quarterly rise since

OECD Indicators Reveal Trends in Health Spending, Digital Health, and Systemic Transformation The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its “Health at a Glance 2023” report, offering a critical analysis of health system performance and health indicators across member and partner countries. Health Spending: A Global Perspective The report notes that in 2019, before the pandemic, OECD countries spent an average of 8.8% of their GDP

The global health crisis dramatically transformed how we operate, pushing numerous companies into a remote working model, while others adopted a blend, known as the hybrid model. Recent statistics from Pew Research Center indicate that 35% of employees capable of remote tasks are sticking to a fully remote routine, and 41% are following a hybrid schedule. Yet, as the dust settles post-COVID-19, many corporates like Zoom and Meta are

In the ever-evolving landscape of global economics, the concept of wealth distribution has taken center stage. One policy that has garnered attention is profit-sharing, especially in its mandatory form. The research paper titled “The Effects of Mandatory Profit-Sharing on Workers and Firms: Evidence from France” by Elio Nimier-David, David Sraer, and David Thesmar offers a deep dive into this subject. Let’s unpack their findings. Historical Background of Profit-Sharing in

Leading B2B2C insurance provider, Allianz Partners, joins forces with global insurtech giant, bolttech, to introduce advanced device and appliance insurance in the Asia Pacific and the US. This strategic alliance leverages the unique strengths of both companies, aiming to seamlessly integrate insurance offerings during customer interactions. This collaboration will offer integrated solutions for businesses like e-commerce platforms, telecom providers, banks, insurers, and OEMs. The goal? Simplifying the process for

In recent years, the global employment landscape has seen a myriad of ups and downs. However, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries have emerged as beacons of hope and resilience in the global labour arena. The most recent data for the second quarter of 2023 confirms this trend, showcasing record-breaking numbers in both employment and labour force participation rates. Soaring OECD Rates As of the second

Bharti Life Ventures is on track to secure full ownership of Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company. On Wednesday, Bharti Group announced a definitive agreement to purchase AXA’s 49% share in the life insurance entity. This move follows the 2020 decision by Bharti and AXA to integrate Bharti AXA General Insurance with ICICI Lombard and AXA’s subsequent departure from ICICI Lombard’s shareholder list. The deal is anticipated to finalize by

APRIL International, a leading French and global health insurance provider, is proud to share its recognition as the Top International Individual Health Insurance Provider at the Health & Protection Awards 2023. This distinguished honor complements the firm’s growing list of accolades, including a consecutive 5-star service rating in the 2023 International Private Medical Insurance Report by Health and Protection. Recently, APRIL International held its debut broker conference in London.

Aon’s 2024 Global Medical Trend Rates Report, conducted across 113 Aon offices, provides insights into the anticipated percentage increases in medical plan unit costs. These projections account for factors such as medical price inflation, technological advancements in the medical field, and shifts in plan utilization patterns. In the aftermath of the pandemic, the world has witnessed significant inflationary conditions and economic volatility. Despite signs of recovery, unstable economic conditions