Bob Hayes, CFO of the Melloy Nissan car dealership in Albuquerque, had had it with having to play the negotiating game for health insurance for the firm’s employees.
After two proposed 20 percent premium increases over three years from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Hayes decided to listen when representatives of Lovelace Health Plan came knocking.
On June 1, 435 of Melloy’s employees and their dependents switched to the Lovelace Health Plan.
The seemingly ubiquitous technology-laden gadgets that have made managing our lives and leisure time so easy are also to blame for a number of ailments that now sport quaint nicknames, such as “text neck,” “computer vision syndrome,” “Blackberry thumb,” “iPad elbow, “iPod ear” and “Facebook chin.”
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 3,200 injuries associated with computers and cell phones between 2007 and 2011 at 100 hospitals around the country contracted to report such data, says CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis.
The latest addition to the Lovelace Health System family has found its patriarch. Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell has named Lloyd Scarrow as its new chief executive officer.
Now that 50 is the new 40 (or is it 30?) we checked in with six Albuquerque residents celebrating this year. From surprise parties to quiet contemplation, celebrations ranged widely but they all had one thing in common — 50 is big but it sure doesn’t feel old.
When he turns 50 on Nov. 5, Mayor Richard J. Berry won’t have a mid-life crisis — he had one in his 20s.
By Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter
Employers increasingly incentivize good health with cash prizes, contests
Walk for an hour a day, get $200 from your employer. Go for an annual checkup, get a $10 gift card. Indulge in tobacco, pay an extra $20 a month for health insurance.
Companies including several major employers in the Albuquerque area are increasingly using carrots and sticks to induce their workers to more closely monitor their health and to adopt healthier lifestyles, in hopes of lowering medical insurance costs, according to some benefits experts.
By Amanda Schoenberg
This year there's been some big changes to recess at several Albuquerque elementary schools - and students say it's all for the better.
A new program called Playworks started this year in seven schools. So far, bullying is down and physical activity is up.
Recess at Griegos Elementary School has changed a lot since last year. Students still get to choose what they want to do during their break, but now, it's recess with a purpose.
It's goal driven. It's simple and the kids love it.
Jonathan Baca is a 5th grader at Griegos.