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Sharing the health care burden

Insurance agents support business leaders’ efforts to up their benefits SPONSORED BY MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS By Leslie D. Green After a health insurance carrier pre-approved one woman for a lap-band procedure to help with weight loss, but before she could undergo the surgery, her employer transitioned to a new carrier. The new carrier didn’t cover the procedure. Seeking

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Universities add programs with big data focus

Online retailers, social media and the Internet of Things — manufactured things that are connected to the Internet (like the Nest thermostat) — are generating extraordinary amounts of data. Plus, with computers and cloud computing cheaper and faster, companies can perform high-powered number crunching on data to personalize products or predict future trends.

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