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TMCNet:  Healthcare Trends Institute announces inaugural HealthDifference™ Awards

[March 17, 2014]

Healthcare Trends Institute announces inaugural HealthDifference™ Awards

FARGO, N.D. --(Business Wire)--

The Healthcare Trends Institute, an educational platform for employers, consumers and other healthcare benefits stakeholders, has announced its first annual HealthDifference™ Awards. The Awards are designed to recognize individuals and companies that have contributed to the betterment of the healthcare benefits industry in the United States.

Applications for the inaugural HealthDifference (once per page is enough, in fact, AP says to not even use them) Awards can be completed on the Healthcare Trends Institute website at beginning March 17, 2014, until the entry deadline of Oct. 1, 2014. Winning entries will be announced by Nov. 17, 2014.

Winners will be judged and selected by the Healthcare Trends Institute Editorial Advisory Board, with Gold and Silver award winners in each of 12 categories, including the following: Best Employee Health Plan; Best Employee Defined Contribution Plan (DCP); Best Employee Health Savings Account (HSA); Best Employee Health Plan Communications Program; and more. One entry among all category award winners will be crowned with the 2014 Biggest Difference Award.

"This awards program honors those that are making huge strides towards bettering the healthcare benefits industry and ultimately moving it forward," said Tiffany Wirth, Executive Director of the Healthcare Trends Institute.

Complete information, including 2014 HealthDifference entry forms, is available on the Healthcare Trends Institute website at

About the Healthcare Trends Institute

The Healthcare Trends Institute is an educational platform to help employers, third-party administrators, health plans, brokers, banks, payroll providers, consumers, and other stakeholders keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare benefits industry. It covers a range of topics related to the administration and management of healthcare benefits, including defined contribution, health exchanges, insurance, legislation, and more.

Healthcare Trends Institute programs include an educational web series, an annual awards program, newsletters, training programs, a resource library, a real-time health exchange infographic, and more. To ensure all content and programs achieve the highest level of quality and relevancy, the Institute is guided by an Editorial Advisory Board comprising subject-matter experts that represent diverse aspects and perspectives within the healthcare benefits industry. The Institute is sponsored by Evolution1, the nation's largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing consumer-driven healthcare solution. More information is available at

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