Arlene Weintraub

Arlene Weintraub

Arlene Weintraub has over fifteen years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and the author of a book on the anti-aging industry, Selling the Fountain of Youth (Basic Books, 2010).She has been published in USA Today, US News & World Report, Technology Review, and other media outlets. She was previously a senior health writer for BusinessWeek.

30 Recent Stories

The IRS Has Put a Stop to this Obamacare Workaround
The 'Treps

The IRS Has Put a Stop to this Obamacare Workaround

Those planning to send staffers to individual health exchanges with pre-tax funds might face some unpleasant surprises come tax-time.
Device Startups Struggle With Obamacare Excise Tax
Technology

Device Startups Struggle With Obamacare Excise Tax

Industry leaders worry tax can dampen growth and innovation.
Who Can Claim Exceptions Under Obamacare? Supreme Court to Weigh In.
The 'Treps

Who Can Claim Exceptions Under Obamacare? Supreme Court to Weigh In.

The Supreme Court hears arguments tomorrow on whether for-profit businesses can enjoy some exemptions to the healthcare law that non-profits do.
Obamacare: What Will it Cost if You Don't Comply?
The 'Treps

Obamacare: What Will it Cost if You Don't Comply?

A battle between Hobby Lobby and the U.S. Supreme Court underscores the mounting fines that some companies might face for health reform non-compliance.
Obamacare and Your Taxes: What You Need to Know Now
Money

Obamacare and Your Taxes: What You Need to Know Now

After a spate of health reform delays, we outline what you're up against.
Prepping for Obamacare? Why Not Every Business Should Shift to Part-Timers.
Grow Your Business

Prepping for Obamacare? Why Not Every Business Should Shift to Part-Timers.

If you're thinking of shifting your workforce to part-timers, ask yourself these questions first.
Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses
Business Management

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.
Still Stumped by Obamacare? Health Co-Ops May be an Option.
Business Management

Still Stumped by Obamacare? Health Co-Ops May be an Option.

Run by members, not shareholders, health co-ops might offer a strong alternative to small businesses weighing their coverage alternatives.
Still Sorting Through Your Company's Healthcare Options? We Can Help
Compensation and Benefits

Still Sorting Through Your Company's Healthcare Options? We Can Help

December enrollment deadlines for many health plans – including Obamacare's new SHOP exchanges – are looming. Signup can be tricky and complex, but we help you navigate your choices.
Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In
Grow Your Business

Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth.
Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?
Grow Your Business

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance
Websites

HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance

You might be tempted to cut time for QA, but it could doom your next project. We explore the site’s sober takeaways for any digital entrepreneur.
Readying for Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges
Compensation and Benefits

Readying for Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges

The insurance exchange for companies opens November 1. Don't let delays keep you from weighing all your company's healthcare options.
Big Companies' Reactions to Health Reform
Compensation and Benefits

Big Companies' Reactions to Health Reform

Obamacare sparks health-care changes at blue chip companies.
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First
Compensation and Benefits

Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan
Human Resources

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
10 Questions to Ask if You Want to Create a Winning Business Plan
Your Business Plan

10 Questions to Ask if You Want to Create a Winning Business Plan

Throw out everything you know about a business plan. These are the questions you need to ask to sell your idea to investors.
10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Company Public
IPOs and DPOs

10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Your Company Public

Here's what you need to know before making the decision to debut your company on Wall Street.
Health Reform: Small Business Groups Lobby for More Relief
Compensation and Benefits

Health Reform: Small Business Groups Lobby for More Relief

With the deadline to comply with health-care reforms extended, some groups have more time to fight for changes.
Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons
Compensation and Benefits

Healthcare Reform: Self-Funding Pros and Cons

Self-insurance can help you sidestep some of Obamacare's new requirements. But is it right for your company?
FDA Steps up Oversight on Medical Apps
Apps & Software

FDA Steps up Oversight on Medical Apps

Until now, the the Food & Drug Administration has taken a largely hands-off approach to medical apps. For those entrepreneurs who are subject to FDA scrutiny, however, the process can be daunting.
Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes
Compensation and Benefits

Health Insurance Reform: Prep Your Staff for the Changes

Employers are required to notify workers of their insurance options under Obamacare by Oct. 1. Will you be ready?
Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare
Compensation and Benefits

Health Insurance Reform: Steps to Take Now to Prepare

Plan ahead for Obamacare to control costs and limit confusion.
I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure
Leadership

I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Barbara Corcoran, David Mintz and Fran Tarkenton reveal their biggest business mistakes and the lessons they learned.
Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs
Compensation and Benefits

Bracing for Obamacare, Some Businesses Try PEOs

Some entrepreneurs are turning to professional employer organizations to navigate health reform's complexities.
3 Promising Green Startups Attracting Millions From Investors
Success Stories

3 Promising Green Startups Attracting Millions From Investors

On Earth Day, we take a look at a crop of promising startups attempting to combat climate change.
Considering Part-Time Hires Under Obamacare?
Compensation and Benefits

Considering Part-Time Hires Under Obamacare?

Next year, certain companies that don't offer health benefits will pay stiff fines, but switching to part-time hires doesn't always make sense.
Tax Dilemmas Add to Burden of Healthcare Reform for Entrepreneurs
Tax Center

Tax Dilemmas Add to Burden of Healthcare Reform for Entrepreneurs

With tax deadlines fast approaching, here's an important look forward at the tax implications of Obamacare on your business.
Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups
Success Stories

Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups

A look at how incubators are affected by the new health-care law, often referred to as Obamacare, which provides financial incentives to providers that embrace technology.
Health-Care Reform Creates Boon for Tech Startups
Apps & Software

Health-Care Reform Creates Boon for Tech Startups

Health-care reform has spawned a plethora of business opportunities for both startups and existing companies.