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Cigna Set to Grab a Bigger Pie of Medicare Advantage Business

Cigna Corp. CI will expand its Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan offerings to seniors in 67 new counties next year in what is quickly becoming a competitive business proposition for health insurance giants.

The MA health plan will be extended by increasing the company’s MA policy offerings for the 2021 MA enrollment season, which begins Oct 15 and runs through Dec 7. Plans selected during that time will be effective Jan 1, 2021.

Cigna has a relatively smaller share of the Medicare Advantage market, dominated by Humana Inc. HUM and Centene Corp. CNC followed by UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH.

However, the growing opportunities in this market are attracting Cigna to grab a greater slice of the MA market. An aging U.S. population and bipartisan support from the government made the MA market a prospective place to be which are the private version of the government sponsored Medicare plans. The company

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VALLEY VISIONS: Paris Children’s Dentistry: Growing a bigger smile | Special Sections

Paris Children’s Dentistry has been a fixture of the community since they opened in 2010, and they have grown tremendously in the past decade. When Dr. Shaneka Scott took over the business in 2016, it expanded rapidly.

In fact, it has grown so much that it is working on building a new facility at another location on Lamar Avenue. Business manager Mitchell Scott is one of the project leads.

“Currently, we have eight operatories. We’re moving to 14. The new facility, one side will be dedicated to children — the other side to a lot of the adult patients that we have. And so we’re expanding. We’re bringing in another pediatric dentist here to kind of work primarily. And Dr. Scott’s going to see a lot of both sides of the patients, and so we’re expanding the dentistry,” Scott said.

Paris Children’s Dentistry is waiting for permission from the city

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5 Reasons Every Business Needs an Enemy — the Bigger, the Better


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As entrepreneurs, it’s in our DNA to see every problem as a challenge. It presents an opportunity to build a business around solving the problem. It’s why I get so excited and energized talking to entrepreneurs about their businesses.

However, after hearing startups discuss their new ideas or awesome business plans, I always ask the same question: Who else is in the space? The answers are generally the same: “We are unique, one of a kind and have zero competitors. That’s why it’s so great!”

You couldn’t be more wrong.

Related: A Rising Tide Raises All Entrepreneurs

Having zero competition isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when there’s millions of entrepreneurs around the world focused on sniffing out potential business opportunities. If your startup is solving such a widespread problem, why aren’t others doing the same

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How big are Kroger’s online grocery sales now? Bigger than Levi Strauss or Harley-Davidson – Business – The Columbus Dispatch

In the last 12 months, Kroger has done more business selling groceries online than Levi Strauss did selling blue jeans or Harley-Davidson did selling motorcycles.

Kroger told Wall Street analysts in its latest quarter digital sales were more than 7% of total sales – roughly $2 billion – in the 90 days ending June 30. Company officials have stopped short of spelling out their total digital sales volume as it has taken off in 2020, growing at 127% in the last quarter.

But an Enquirer analysis of Kroger’s sales disclosures indicates Kroger’s digital sales –groceries bought online for home delivery or for pickup in a parking lot – hit roughly $5.8 billion in the last 12 months – large enough to be a Fortune 500 company.

Further, the disclosures indicate Kroger’s digital sales could top $7 billion this year – making it as big as Cincinnati’s big financial firms Fifth

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Kroger’s online sales now bigger than Levi Strauss, Harley-Davidson

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The Kroger in Newport, KY started limiting customers in store among other safety precautions already in place.

Cincinnati Enquirer

In the last 12 months, Kroger has done more business selling groceries online than Levi Strauss did selling blue jeans or Harley-Davidson did selling motorcycles.

Kroger told Wall Street analysts in its latest quarter digital sales were more than 7% of total sales – roughly $2 billion – in the 90 days ending June 30. Company officials have stopped short of spelling out their total digital sales volume as it has taken off in 2020, growing at 127% in the last quarter. 

But an Enquirer analysis of Kroger’s sales disclosures indicates Kroger’s digital sales –groceries bought online for home delivery or for pickup in a parking lot – hit roughly $5.8 billion in the last 12 months – large enough to be a Fortune 500 company.  

Further, the disclosures indicate 

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