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The Cost of Being Free

On February 23, 2017 By ckerr

Since 2013, Zenefits, one of Silicon Valley’s “unicorns,” has been offering its software for a remarkably low price: free. Zenefits is a cloud-based human resources software-as-a-service (SaaS) company; or, in English, it is an insurance broker. That’s how Zenefits can afford to offer its software for free to its user—it makes yearly commissions of [...]

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Aiming to reduce the number of automobile accidents, a handful of states have enacted handheld cell phone bans for all drivers. However, a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), a nonprofit organization funded by the auto insurance industry, suggests that such bans may be failing to [...]

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Healthcare in America is expensive. Wildly so. President Obama’s stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, attempts in many ways to tackle this problem. The president has touted healthcare technology spending, or HC IT spending, as a significant avenue to save money. By digitizing the practice of medicine, [...]

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Trading Privacy in Exchange for Lower Insurance Rates?

On September 19, 2008 By JETLaw

For those who only drive fifteen minutes a day and wish they could pay a lower auto insurance rate, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company may have come up with a solution. Progressive’s MyRate plan, which is now available in seven states, utilizes technology to pro-rate an individual by his or her driving habits. Unfortunately, those [...]

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