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Sears & Olive Garden To Give Workers Money To Go Choose Their Own Health Insurance

The powers that be at two large U.S. companies — Sears and Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, and others) — are looking to transition away from their traditional employer-sponsored health insurance and toward a model that gives employees a fixed amount of money with which to buy coverage. [More]

Worst Company In America Round One: UnitedHealth Vs. WellPoint

Worst Company In America Round One: UnitedHealth Vs. WellPoint

Let’s hope no one gets hurt during this shootout between two health care hellions, because there’s a good chance they’ll deny themselves coverage. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2007/12/06/health-insurer-unitedhealth-group-told/

Health insurer UnitedHealth Group told investors that it lost 315,000 customers this year due to having ridiculously crappy customer service. In other news, the population of Pittsburgh, PA is only 312,819. Uh, whoops. [WSJ Health Blog]