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  • NORTHWOOD AND HOW WE HELP  

    NORTHWOOD AND HOW WE HELP  

    Automobile no-fault claims present many challenges to insurance companies and their claimants. The continually increasing cost of claims, changes in claimant satisfaction levels and more all factor in to the administration of each auto no-fault claim. Northwood who has over 20 years of experience as a third-party administrator (TPA) of these types of claims and

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  • HEALTHCARE REFORM AUGUST 2017

    HEALTHCARE REFORM AUGUST 2017

    The areas of healthcare and health insurance have been on the minds of many Americans in recent years. This year, in particular, has ushered in several proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act encompassing a range of suggested revisions from mostly minor to a complete repeal of the law. The month of August opened with

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  • MICHIGAN AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN THE TOP 3 OF THE NATION

    MICHIGAN AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN THE TOP 3 OF THE NATION

    Residents in the state of Michigan are no strangers to the fact that the cost of their auto insurance premiums has been on the rise. In fact, The Detroit Free Press reported that auto insurance premiums in Michigan have been increasing since the year 2009. Insure.com provided information showing that Michigan’s auto insurance rates were

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  • PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS’ ROLE WITH DISPENSE AS WRITTEN DRUGS

    PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS’ ROLE WITH DISPENSE AS WRITTEN DRUGS

    Prescription medicines are costly and a significant source of concern for insurance companies administering workers’ compensation and automobile no-fault claims. Within the healthcare and insurance industries there exists some debate concerning the substitution of generic for dispense as written drugs (DAW) orders for specific brand name drugs. According to The Washington Post, non-generic prescription drugs cost nearly eight billion dollars per year

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  • HOW HEALTHCARE REFORM MAY AFFECT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

    HOW HEALTHCARE REFORM MAY AFFECT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

    There has been much discussion about healthcare reform under the new administration and how it has the potential to affect the workers’ compensation industry. The healthcare industry has been a source of contention and debate among insurance companies as well as the general public in recent years, and insurance carriers administering workers’ compensation claims must

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