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18 hours ago by roggedoggelito
Amazing insights on cyber | Norman Marks on Governance, Risk Management, and Audit
"...only 6 percent of CEOs say their organisations had suffered a data breach in the last 12 months. This compares to 63 per cent of CISOs who reported breaches in their organisations."
risk  security  dopost  survey 
3 days ago by niksilver
2019 Employer Health Benefits Survey | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, offer rates, wellness programs, and employer practices. The 2019 survey included 2,012 interviews with nonfederal public and private firms.

Annual premiums for employer sponsored family health coverage reached $20,576 this year, up 5% from last year, with workers on average paying $6,015 toward the cost of their coverage. The average deductible among covered workers in a plan with a general annual deductible is $1,655 for single coverage. Fifty-six percent of small firms and 99% of large firms offer health benefits to at least some of their workers, for an overall offer rate of 57%.
usa  health  insurance  survey  2019 
3 days ago by ianmclaury
Local Pharmacies Pushed to Brink by Pharmacy Benefit "Monopolies" (PBMs), National Survey Shows
58 percent may close in next two years, says a national NCPA survey
Alexandria, VA - A substantial majority of independent pharmacies say they may close their doors in the next two years, and the main culprits are multi-billion-dollar corporate middlemen who are shaking them down for fees on medicines long after the point of sale, according to a new survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), released today.
"Neighborhood pharmacies are being mugged in broad daylight and no one in Washington is doing anything about it," said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. "If Congress or the administration don't act soon, we're going to see a wave of layoffs and store closures that will leave many patients stranded without access to a local pharmacist."
According to the survey, 58 percent of independent pharmacists say they are somewhat likely or very likely to close their doors in the next two years if things don't improve. Another 19 percent aren't sure they'll be around then. A nearly identical number (59 percent) rate the health of their business as somewhat poor or very poor.
"These are staggering numbers," said Hoey. "Local pharmacies are on the brink, and this should be a blaring siren for every policymaker in Washington who cares about these local businesses, the jobs they provide, and the patients they serve.
Their main problem, respondents say, are direct and indirect remuneration fees, known as DIR fees. The fees are imposed by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which are large corporations in the middle of the pharmacy supply chain that are nevertheless invisible to most patients and policymakers. That's because they work behind the curtain for insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, to negotiate which drugs will be covered, steer patients into pharmacies of their choosing, require drug makers to 'pay to play' to be covered by the plans, dictate how much pharmacies must charge for the drugs and, incredibly, PBMs also decide how much to claw back from pharmacies long after the point of sale.
Sixty-three (63) percent of local pharmacies say the back-door pharmacy DIR fees are their biggest problem. A substantial percentage (22 percent) say decreasing reimbursement is their top problem.
"Eighty-five percent of all prescriptions filled in the US are controlled by three PBMs. Together they exert monopoly like control on pharmacies," said Hoey. "And that's how you end up with local pharmacies being forced to lose money on prescriptions. No business can survive that way, and based on this survey, many won't."
pharmacy  gov2.0  politics  PBM  economics  business  survey 
5 days ago by rgl7194
John Lewis says Peaky Blinders flat caps and Fleabag jumpsuits in demand | Business | The Guardian
The store has also stopped selling drones after sales plummeted in the wake of the drone attack that disrupted Gatwick airport last Christmas.
[lots of interesting stuff in here]
johnlewis  tv  media  survey 
6 days ago by libbymiller
The Future of OA: A large-scale analysis projecting Open Access publication and readership | bioRxiv
We found that Green, Gold, and Hybrid papers receive more views than their Closed or Bronze counterparts, particularly Green papers made available within a year of publication. We also found that the proportion of Green, Gold, and Hybrid articles is growing most quickly.
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9 days ago by marlened
Digital transformation projects hit cultural, tech snags - Channel Marker
Digital transformation projects are encountering organizational and technology hurdles that may open consulting opportunities for channel partners.
john_moore  digital_transformation  couchbase  survey 
14 days ago by mreinbold
Home | The World Happiness Report
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report is produced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network in partnership with the Ernesto Illy Foundation.
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