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  • New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Joins Bitcoin Salary Trend

    New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Joins Bitcoin Salary Trend

    New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams is the latest mayor to declare that he intends to accept his pay in the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Adams wrote in a tweet posted on Thursday that “in New York, we always go big, so when I become mayor, I’ll take my first three paychecks as Bitcoin.”…

  • Bitcoin Surpasses $40,000 Ahead of Fed Decision: Crypto News Today

    Bitcoin Surpasses $40,000 Ahead of Fed Decision: Crypto News Today

    Welcome to Newsweek’s cryptocurrency news: in this daily update, we’ll be looking at the movement and outlook of major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin with a technical analysis. The Newsweek Cryptocurrency Index provides information on 11 currencies with individual power comparisons. Bitcoin (BTC/USD Outlook) Key Highlights Bitcoin surpassed $40,000 ahead of Wednesday’s Fed financial policy meeting. The U.S. central…

  • The Scoop: Health Insurance News – July 29, 2021 Edition

    The Scoop: Health Insurance News – July 29, 2021 Edition

    California’s COVID-19 Special Event Program has been extended until the end of August In order to combat the COVID-19 epidemic, many of the state-run exchanges offered special enrollment periods this spring. This allowed uninsured individuals to enroll in health insurance even if they did not meet the qualifying criteria. In a handful of states, these enrollment…

  • Telehealth Explained: Physicians Answer Your Questions on Virtual Care

    Telehealth Explained: Physicians Answer Your Questions on Virtual Care

    Many people in the country are receiving medical attention almost. Our members are now more than ever connecting with their doctors via video or telephone. Blue Cross and Blue Defend of North Carolina wants to help our members stay healthy and receive the care they need. This includes covering digital doctor visits as if they were in-person,…

  • Medicare Choices: The Hidden Costs of Low Premiums

    Medicare Choices: The Hidden Costs of Low Premiums

    I saw a comic-book illustration of an older patient being examined by his doctor. The doctor said, “I want to take your blood pressure… so try not to be interested in your medical insurance premiums.” It was such a perfect line. I laughed a bit. If you mention Medicare premiums, I guarantee that the person you are…

  • Lost Your Job? Here’s How to Maintain Your Health Insurance or Find New Coverage

    Lost Your Job? Here’s How to Maintain Your Health Insurance or Find New Coverage

    The majority of people under 65 years old get their health insurance through an employer. If you have a stable job with good health benefits, it’s easy to enroll. The downside of having your medical insurance tied to your employment is that losing your job could also mean you lose your medical insurance. This adds stress…

  • Is Kroger Accepting Bitcoin Money? Grocer Says Memo About Cryptocurrency Is Not Actual

    Is Kroger Accepting Bitcoin Money? Grocer Says Memo About Cryptocurrency Is Not Actual

    Kroger, America’s largest supermarket operator, has been attempting to fool the public with a fake news release that claimed the company would begin accepting Bitcoin Money in the next few weeks. The grocery store referred to a PR Newswire press release that stated the company would accept the “fraudulent” claim of the world’s most popular…

  • 5 Ways the American Rescue Plan Can Reduce Your Health Insurance Costs

    5 Ways the American Rescue Plan Can Reduce Your Health Insurance Costs

    If you are one of the thousands who have no medical insurance or buy their own on the individual market, then the American Rescue Plan has just changed the rules in a way that will likely make it easier for you to get affordable complete medical coverage. Our updated subsidy calculator will estimate the amount…

  • The Importance of Health Insurance and Your Available Options

    The Importance of Health Insurance and Your Available Options

    You never plan on getting sick or having a medical problem. When the unexpected happens, medical insurance will give you peace of mind. Health insurance is also a good way to maintain your health. Those with medical insurance tend to go for routine checkups or care when something seems off. Here are a couple of stories from…

  • Prevention is Worth More Than a Pound of Health Care

    Prevention is Worth More Than a Pound of Health Care

    Normally, grades are not considered to be a life or death issue. There are some report cards that can have serious consequences for many thousands of people. Let’s just say that there is a lot of room for improvement in North Carolina’s health grades. The varied 2020 health report cards show a variety of areas that…

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