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HealthJoy launches its revamped employee benefits assistance platform

HealthJoy, a platform that helps employees get the most use out of their benefits, launched its revamped user interface and technology stack today. The startup told TechCrunch that usage has doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the new platform, called HealthJoy 2.0, has been in the works for two years, it is now helping the company handle increased demand for services, including telemedicine. Launched in 2014, HealthJoy now has more than 500 employers on its platform. It has raised a total of $53 million so far, including a $30 million…

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‘I wont be able to have healthy food’: millions of Americans to lose lifeline as Trump cuts food stamps

The Trump administration is rolling out new rules that will reduce Snap benefits, and make millions of Americans ineligible to receive them When James Fauntleroy lost his sales job in the summer he quickly found his social security disability benefits did not provide enough to live on. So he turned to a vital lifeline relied upon by many Americans on hard times food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap). Fauntleroy, 35, initially received an approval letter, which noted he would receive $197 a month starting immediately.…

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