Insurance providers offer options to help small employers adopt wellness programs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s partnership with an arm of WebMD Health Corp. could help to extend wellness into an area where it’s gained the least traction: small businesses.
The service is available to clients of all sizes, although it may prove most beneficial to small businesses that typically lack the administrative staff needed to manage a wellness program, said Aaron MacDonald, Blue Cross Blue Shield’s director of small group sales and external distribution.
MacDonald described WebMD Health Services, a unit of WebMD Health Corp., as a “turnkey solution” that’s readily adopted by employers.
Interesting news coming out of JNJ
More than 10 new drugs till 2019
New anti-cancer drug
This should heat up the whole industry including WBMD
you would think id get this right as those horrible may earnings came as i was driving home from my eldests college graduation.i think it takes time to rebuild,one issue is that the name wygod doesnt carry the same cache with the new analysts as it did years ago.
Tracey, it was actually 2011 when Gattinella had to step away from his guidance of 15% to 20% Revenue growth for that year, and then WebMD completely tanked going into 2012. I agree with your assessment that the stock is still suffering from his misstep and the issue of trust and confidence is at issue with the street.
The lack of WebMD volume is indicative of a cautious investment community.
i wonder iof wbmd is still reeling from trust issues from 2008,a lot of pros got really screwed,by faulty guidence etc,than theres the matter of this being controlled by one guy.i just see a lack of interest in what is a big brand
Limp, I'm not a Harvard man, and the turtle statement was made to my grammar school class by a Franciscan Brother long ago and I never forgot it! He actually said, , "Little Boys, Behold the turtle etc., etc.," I gather he read about or knew of James Bryant Conant's quote on risk and quite possibly other things about his life.
I completely agree with the timing issue relative to building the audience followed by revenue gains. The street has that figured out and smart money / investors are usually the early buyers. However, we are not seeing this, at this time, with WebMD. Institutional Holdings have declined from 201 Holders / 31 million shares to 170 Holders / 26 million shares. The company is demonstrating all the right moves that point to increasing revenues in the future, but we are not seeing a rise in the stock's price. Who knows, we may see things turn around shortly and the stock will appreciate considerably. We, the long term shareholders, have certainly been patient.
Its all a question of timing.
First you increase the audience, then comes the increase in revenues.
After all, those who want to sell something, have to go, where their clients are.
In other words, the big increases in WBMD's audience today should result in big increases in its revenues tomorrow.
This is so simple, it should be obvious to everybody – without increased guidance by the company.
Behold the turtle, he only makes progress when he sticks his neck out!
Where are these different caliber of men! Did they all run for the hills after Wayne Gattinella lost his head!
If the numbers don't fit, the buyers won't commit !
Remember in the movie GLADIATOR, Proximo said to Maximus, "Win the crowd and you will win your freedom." Apply that same logic to WebMD, " Increase your guidance and you will increase your stock price."