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Judge OKs Mid Coast purchase of Parkview hospital

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Portland approved a plan that will allow Mid Coast Health Services to purchase the assets of Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick for approximately $7.87...

USDA, Bangor Savings partner on $3M loan to health center

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development will partner with Bangor Savings Bank for a $3 million community facility guaranteed loan to Katahdin Valley Health Center, the Millinocket-based...

How to tap the potential of employees with disabilities

Susan Greenwood |

People with disabilities are often overlooked as a source of talent and value as employers work toward hiring and retaining strong employee teams and maintaining a healthy bottom line.

A guide for navigating health care

Medical costs continue to weigh on the minds of business owners, HR professionals and the employees — all of whom struggle with the burden of higher premiums.

Cross Employee Benefits launches new health benefits tool for Maine employers

James McCarthy |

Cross Employee Benefits, a subsidiary of Bangor-based Cross Insurance Financial Corp., one of the largest insurance providers in New England, is launching a private health insurance...

How to cut workers’ comp costs in 6 steps


Frustration reigns with many managers when employees are out with a workplace injury. Absent blood and gore, an air of suspicion hovers over the claim the longer the individual remains...

How to meet the ACA’s new employer reporting requirements

Ellen Mcpherson |

Employers will be busy this fall preparing for new reporting requirements that are obligated by the Affordable Care Act. As you are likely aware, Applicable Large Employers, or ALEs, are...

Investing in employee health pays off: Wellness benefits a growing part of compensation packages

Jennifer Van Allen |

Like a lot of companies, the accounting firm BerryDunn for years offered its employees free routine health screenings to assess their risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood...

Some legal implications of wellness programs

Anne-Marie L. Storey |

Wellness programs have many well-documented benefits and a growing number of employers offer them as a way to control health care costs. But wellness programs also come with some...

Stakeholders tackle big health care challenges: MHMC pushes a value-based approach in Maine

James McCarthy |

As one of the state's largest private employers, Bath Iron Works could be described as a rather large "canary in the coal mine" of Maine's health care system. Like other Maine...