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23 Sep

QubeHealth, Nova partner to start full coverage employee health benefits product

QubeHealth, an embedded-finance, and health tech company on Tuesday announced to partner with Bengaluru-based employee wellness startup Nova Benefits for launching a full-coverage, employee health benefits product that combines 0% pre-approved healthcare financing, health insurance, and a healthcare marketplace for Indian corporates and their employees. The combination of 0% financing with health insurance takes aim at the massive out-of-pocket expenditure (OoPE) spends on healthcare by Indians...
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27 Aug

Top 5 Trends in Health Tech in 2021

Chris George, an alumnus of New York University and St. Mary’s University, Texas, is a serial entrepreneur with an experience ranging over two decades. In 2001, Chris launched EasyBuyMusic (EBM), funded by ICICI Ventures & News Corp, a pioneering e-commerce player that truly ushered in the online revolution in India & later morphed into the EBS Worldwide Group. A technology, marketing, scalability & execution veteran, he’s...
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23 Aug

QubeHealth to launch interest-free, pre-approved healthcare credit card

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QubeHealth's pre-approved interest-free credit facility will be available to employed Indians to pay for any healthcare expenses for themselves and their family members across 11,000 hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other health service providers in India QubeHealth, a health tech company focused on mitigating Out-of-Pocket-Expenditure (OoPE), has partnered with OboPay, a global mobile payment solutions company, to launch a 0% interest, collateral-free, pre-approved healthcare credit card for...
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8 Aug

OoPE, GHI & UHC: The Alphabet Soup That Affects Our Health

An Interesting read by our Co-founder & CEO Mr. Chris George Featured in Entreprenuer.com Healthcare out-of-pocket-expenditure (OoPE), group health insurance (GHI), and universal health coverage (UHC). The acronyms that should matter to every Indian family Indians spent $45 billion, in 2015-2016 on medical expenses, paid from savings or borrowings, accounting for over 60 per cent of India’s entire healthcare expenditure that year. One dreads to know the updated estimates...
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7 Jul

Why Should Indian Companies Care? (Part 2 of 2)

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Continuation of the 2-part commentary about Employers, Employees and Workplace Benefits for Healthcare, that have now become a center-stage conversation for all #CompaniesThatCare …Do Indian Employers care? I think they do. They just don’t know what are their options. Options, that achieve the following 3 things: 1. Keep their employees happy. 2. Keep their CFO happy. 3. Keep their lives easy (well, at least in their role as an...
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2 Jul

Why Should Indian Companies Care? (Part 1 of 2)

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As Indian states consider yet another un-lock and the rising fear of a COVID19 “third wave” looming large, companies big and small across India are faced with an HR topic to deal with — their ‘Employee Healthcare Benefits’ program. At least for those companies that have such a program in place. For those that don’t, well it’s about time. In a time of growing consciousness around healthcare, companies...
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25 Jun

The Great Indian Fear Factory: The Healthcare System

As I write this, India has had 28+ Million cases for COVID19 and over 300,000 Deaths. But this writing is not about that. It’s about the fact that all across India, EMPLOYERS are scrambling to organize and pay for vaccinations for their employees — driven by, one part business exigency, one part corporate altruism, and two parts HR strategy. (Full disclosure: We are one such...
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31 Dec

Restarting your Restaurant? Here is what you should know

2020 was expected to be the year when Venus or Mars was colonised by mankind, flew in flying cars or teleported, had brains permanently linked to the internet, and dealt with robots that self-replicate.Reality, far outweighs any science fiction. Aspirations lie, deflated as lives and companies return to the drawing board to reassess and rebuild, as a virus travelling the globe has brought us to...
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25 Oct

Annual Health Checks for Food Handlers in India

Why is Food Safety Important? Food borne illnesses have become common amongst the youth. Increase in number of food joints has become an addiction within the youth. Hence, food safety is important as it helps consumers to avoid the risks of food borne diseases. It also helps consumers to prevent various risks related to health such as allergy or even death. Who manages Food Safety Standards in...
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12 Jul

Healthcare: The New Employee Retention Tool

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Gone are the days of loyalty in the workplace. Organizations are facing problems to retain the assets of the company their employees. According to a study by National Healthcare Retention & RN Staffing Report, the average hospital turnover rate in 2017 was 18.2%, which is the highest recorded turnover in the industry for almost a decade. Since 2013, the average hospital turned over 85.2% of...
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