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Future Celebrates Market Leading Position As Largest Tech News Publisher

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Friday, September 23, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital publishing powerhouse Future Publishing has been the worlds leading consumer technology publisher for the past 12 months, following the growth of its flagship tech sites.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital publishing powerhouse Future Publishing has been the worlds leading consumer technology publisher for the past 12 months, following the growth of its flagship tech sites.
  • Every year Future attracts hundreds of millions of consumers to its websites, print magazines, events, and social channels.
  • Future is now home to some of the worlds most-loved media brands: CinemaBlend, Wallpaper*, PC Gamer, and more.
  • *Source: Comscore, Media Metrix, multi-platform, Future Plc Total Audience July 2022, US
    Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams.

FAIR Health Launches Actionable Tools with Healthcare Cost Information for Older Adults and Family Caregivers

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an initiative funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, FAIR Health, a national, independent nonprofit, today launched five new shared decision-making tools, three new FH® Total Treatment Cost tools, educational content and resources related to the care of older adults. This initiative aims to advance shared decision making among older patients, especially those with serious illnesses, as well as their caregivers and care partners, by providing them with the information and resources needed to make informed healthcare decisions and better navigate the healthcare system. Access the tools here.

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  • By providing tools that combine clinical and cost information, FAIR Health seeks to improve financial health literacy among older patients, their caregivers and their care partners.
  • FAIR Health will disseminate the tools toolder patients, family caregivers, care partners and providers in four major urban centersNew York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicagoand their environs.
  • FAIR Health President Robin Gelburd said, "We thank The John A. Hartford Foundation for its generous support of our efforts to empower older patients and family caregivers in navigating the healthcare system with actionable tools and information.
  • This initiative will engage older adults and caregivers and care partners in healthcare decision making, and help them better manage their healthcare costs."

Future Appoints Claire Blunt as Chief Operating Officer

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Future Publishing , the global platform for specialist media, has today announced the appointment of Claire Blunt as Chief Operating Officer.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Future Publishing , the global platform for specialist media, has today announced the appointment of Claire Blunt as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Claire is currently Chief Advertising Officer and CEO of International for the Guardian Media Group.
  • Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO of Future, said: Im delighted to welcome Claire Blunt to Future as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Claire Blunt, COO of Future, said: I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Future plc, a business I have long admired and respected.

Consumers’ Black Friday Spend Forecast to Hit $158 Billion

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Monday, September 12, 2022

The research gives key insights into how consumers want brands to address this period of financial uncertainty.

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  • The research gives key insights into how consumers want brands to address this period of financial uncertainty.
  • Despite this, approximately three-quarters of shoppers are planning to spend more or similarly this Black Friday.
  • Shopper budgets remain significant, with average budgets of $574 for Black Friday deals and $735 for holiday gifting.
  • The Future audience will spend significantly more during their Black Friday (+52%) and holiday (+29%) than the average shopper.

Telehealth Utilization Fell Nearly Four Percent Nationally in June 2022

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Monday, September 12, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In June 2022, after two months of growth, national telehealth utilization fell 3.7 percent, from 5.4 percent of medical claim lines in May to 5.2 percent in June, according to FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.1 Declines also occurred in the Northeast (4.8 percent) and South (2.4 percent), but there was an increase in telehealth utilization of 2.9 percent in the West and no change in the Midwest. The data represent the privately insured population, including Medicare Advantage and excluding Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicaid.

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  • In June 2022, COVID-19 maintained the same ranking among the top five telehealth diagnoses that it held in May, both nationally and in every US census region.
  • In June 2022, the rankings of the top five telehealth procedure codes did not change nationally or in any region when compared to the prior four months.
  • For June 2022, the Telehealth Cost Corner spotlighted the cost of CPT 90836, 45-minute psychotherapy with evaluation and management visit.
  • FAIR Health President Robin Gelburd stated: "We welcome sharing these varying windows into telehealth utilization as it continues to evolve.

New Survey Finds Americans Want Even More Guaranteed Income in Retirement

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent volatility in the markets has altered Americans' perceptions around what it means to have a secure retirement, as three-fourths of respondents say they would like more guaranteed income in retirement than they already have or expect to have, according to a new national poll of retirees and near-retirees by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and leading retirement solutions company Athene. Interestingly, more pre-retirees express this desire than current retirees do (82% vs 69%).

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  • Three-fourths of respondents say they would like more guaranteed income in retirement than they have/expect to have.
  • The rising cost of health care (72%) and inflation (71%) closely follow as other top threats cited in the survey.
  • A majority of respondents (57%) say that having more guaranteed income in retirement would specifically ease their concerns about running out of money.
  • "Retirees with enough guaranteed income to pay their fixed expenses can stay fully invested in the stock market during a downturn," says Kiplinger magazine editor Mark Solheim.

Wealth Management CEO Charges That Average Investor Returns Are Well Under Long-Term Market Performance

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A much sought-after financial advisor, CEO of Rosenthal Wealth Management Group (RWMG) Larry Rosenthal, charges that the average investor underperforms the market* over the long term due to three key financial oversights.

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  • MANASSAS, Va., Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A much sought-after financial advisor, CEO of Rosenthal Wealth Management Group (RWMG) Larry Rosenthal, charges that the average investor underperforms the market* over the long term due to three key financial oversights.
  • "These are just the biggest reasons why returns on investments (ROI) aren't higher.
  • Further, because of current inflation pressures, it is now even more important that investments be carefully managed to maximize yield.
  • Investors need to make sure that they are acting on the most current and accurate market analysis to guide their financial decisions," Rosenthal said.

Future Announces New Women’s Lifestyle and Home Interest Revenue Team

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Shayna Kossove is a founding member of Who What Wear, which was acquired by Future earlier this year.

Key Points: 
  • Shayna Kossove is a founding member of Who What Wear, which was acquired by Future earlier this year.
  • She brings an extensive record of generating revenue for digital media companies, including developing ground-breaking partnerships with fashion, luxury, retail, and beauty brands.
  • Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams.
  • Its market-leading portfolio of over 240 brands spans technology, games, TV and entertainment, womens lifestyle, luxury, wealth, knowledge, music, creative and photography, sports, home interest, and B2B sectors.

Telehealth Utilization Grew 10.2 Percent Nationally in May 2022

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Monday, August 8, 2022

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In May 2022, for the second straight month, telehealth utilization, as measured by telehealth's share of all medical claim lines, grew nationally and in every US census region (Midwest, Northeast, South, West), according to FAIR Health's Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.1 National telehealth utilization increased 10.2 percent, from 4.9 percent of medical claim lines in April to 5.4 percent in May. Regionally, the greatest increase was in the Midwest, where telehealth utilization grew 17.6 percent in May. The data represent the privately insured population, including Medicare Advantage and excluding Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicaid.

Key Points: 
  • Regionally, the greatest increase was in the Midwest, where telehealth utilization grew 17.6 percent in May.
  • From April to May 2022, COVID-19 climbed in the rankings of the top five telehealth diagnoses nationally and in every region except the Northeast, where it remained at number two.
  • In May 2022, the rankings of the top five telehealth procedure codes did not change nationally or in any region when compared to the prior three months.
  • FAIR Health President Robin Gelburd stated: "We welcome sharing these varying windows into telehealth utilization as it continues to evolve.

Lyme Disease Diagnoses Increased 357 Percent in Rural Areas over Past 15 Years, according to Private Insurance Claims

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme disease has experienced notable growth in the United States over the past 15 years and, as a result, has become an illness of increasing national concern. From 2007 to 2021, private insurance claim lines with Lyme disease diagnoses rose 357 percent in rural areas and 65 percent in urban areas. These and other findings on this tick-borne, bacterial illness were captured in an infographic just released by FAIR Health. The national, independent organization used its database of over 36 billion privately billed healthcare claims to conduct its 15-year analysis of Lyme disease; this analysis builds upon a previous FAIR Health infographic that studied 10 years of Lyme disease data. Click here for the infographic released today.

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  • From 2007 to 2021, private insurance claim lines with Lyme disease diagnoses rose 357 percent in rural areas and 65 percent in urban areas.
  • From 2016 to 2021, claim lines with Lyme disease diagnoses increased 60 percent in rural areas and 19 percent in urban areas, with diagnoses peaking nationally in June and July of each year.
  • During these summer months, rural areas, on average, had a greater share of claim lines associated with Lyme disease diagnoses than urban areas.
  • From November to April, however, claim lines with Lyme disease diagnoses occurred more often in urban than rural areas.