The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Humana Inc. to offer a health benefits program for chamber members. The program is available to businesses that have as few as a single employee or as many as 99, and includes drug, dental, vision, wellness, employee assistance programs and life insurance coverage.
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A number of local breweries are crafting special batches of beer for the holidays. Arctic Craft Brewery, 2506 E. Platte Place, tapped its Christmas Ale on Nov. 22. The ale includes nutmeg and coriander and is available only at the brewery. Duane Lujan, brewer and beer ambassador at Rocky Mountain Brewery, 625 Paonia St., has created a chocolate stout using nitrogen for a thicker consistency. The chocolate stout is available at the brewery.
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By Erinn Callahan Stephanie Adams’ childhood dreams were made of white walls, empty space and animated discussions about beautiful concepts. Adams’ office at UCCS’ newly christened downtown campus isn’t quite the art gallery she imagined, but it still manages to tick each of those boxes. “In my new role, I have a beautiful space that […]
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A select group of paramedics in several states is helping to provide primary health care by making house calls — an initiative encouraged by the federal health care law to address shortages in primary care and cut down on expensive visits to doctors and emergency rooms. In Colorado’s Eagle County, paramedic Kevin Creek makes house […]
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Two patties, Pepper Jack cheese, fajita-seasoned peppers, onions and sliced jalapeÑos would be Wendy’s chief marketing officer Ian Rowden’s ideal hamburger. What would yours include? This summer, Wendy’s is initiating its largest promotional effort with a 25-city taste tour. Wendy’s will invite consumers to create the next great hamburger — a dream burger that just might appear on its menu.
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Triarc Companies Inc., the franchisor of the Arby’s restaurant system, and Wendy’s International Inc. have signed a definitive merger agreement, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The combined quick-service restaurant brands will have about 10,000 restaurants and annual system sales of about $12.5 billion, positioning it as the nation’s third largest quick service restaurant company.
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Four Colorado hospitals are among the top 200 nationwide for best coding practices for Medicare patients. The University of Colorado Hospital, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Platte Valley Medical Center and Porter Adventist Hospital were included in a report by Ingenix that ranked hospitals by the completeness and accuracy of their medical coding practices used to bill Medicare for inpatient medical services.
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Growing companies eventually need a chief financial officer. Titles seem cut and dry — chief operating officer, chief executive officer, CFO — but the function of each position can vary widely from one company to the next, especially in a smaller business.
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People have been traveling abroad for medical treatment for at least a decade, but there’s a new twist. Employers have started encouraging workers to travel within the United States for medical treatment, taking advantage of geographical variations in the quality and cost of domestic health care. Others are leveraging deals they’ve struck with foreign hospitals to secure better rates with U.S. hospitals that want to keep patients in the country.
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Even though high gas prices are a pain in the pocketbook these days, consumers are still expected to dish out nearly $10 billion on dads this Father’s Day. And, that’s even more than they spent last year. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2007 Father’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the average person will spend $98.34 on the June 17 holiday, up from $88.80 last year.
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Ann King started working at BKD before she finished college. She now serves as the company’s health care leader and is involved in accounting and auditing, practice management, third-party reimbursement and other financial issues. King also is president of the Health Care Financial Management Association. HFMA has more than 34,000 members who work in the health care industry. The organization’s goal is to provide education, analysis and guidance to health care financial professionals.
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