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Welfare Plans Edition


October 25, 2000

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Investors Cautious About E-Health Sector, Say Analysts
Excerpt: "The e-health sector encompasses insurance claim processing, eligibility checks, online supply purchasing, appointment scheduling, prescription writing, personalized content, digital medical records and the ordering of laboratory tests. Eventually, many of these applications will be run by hand-held computer or a wireless device.... While there are dozens of companies that process insurance claims electronically, for instance, only a handful of these use the Internet." (Reuters via Excite! News)

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Sides With Patient in Case Against HMO
Excerpt: "The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago last week ruled Rush-Prudential HMO had to abide by and pay for the recommendations of an independent physician. The Winfield woman consulted the outside physician after the Chicago-based HMO and the woman's primary-care physician disagreed on whether a treatment was 'medically necessary.' The case only applied to so called "insured" HMOs, in which the HMO covers the cost of claims, and not to self-insured employers." (Chicago Tribune)



Job Openings Newly Posted or Reposted on EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com


Pension (401k) Professionalsfor KeyBank
in OH
Communications Associatefor Fidelity Investments
in MA
Employee Benefits Tax Consultant / Detroitfor Deloitte & Touche, Leading Professional Services Firm
in MI
Health and Welfare Associatefor Towers Perrin
in CA, FL, GA, MA, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA
Health and Welfare Consultantfor Towers Perrin
in CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, NC, PA, TX
Tax Senior Accountant / Dayton, Ohiofor Deloitte & Touche, a Professional Services Firm
in OH
401(k) Sr. Administratorfor Fast growing Benefits firm
in WA
Account Relationship Officerfor Investors Trust Company
in PA
Associate Consultant - AVP/Health & Welfare Actuarial Services (2 openings -- Seattle and Chicago)for Merrill Lynch
in IL, WA
ACTUARY - PENSIONfor USI RETIREMENT SERVICES, INC.
in NY
Director of Implementationfor Fidelity Investments
in UT
Pension Administratorfor Thomas, Doll & Company, CPAs
in CA
Pension Specialistfor Western Growers Association (leading agricultural trade association)
in CA
PENSION ADMINISTRATORfor GELMAN PENSION CONSULTING, INC.
in NY

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