New York Health Care Site Slammed With 30 Million Hits

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New York City Marathon Signs Tata Consultancy as Title Sponsor

Financial terms werent disclosed. ING U.S. Inc. said about two months ago that it would end its sponsorship of the marathon after this years race as it moves away from its Dutch owner, ING Groep NV (INGA) , which has sponsored the event since 2003. The NYRR was seeking a partner that shared the belief in unlocking the potential in people to run, and elevating the health and wellness of whole communities, said Mary Wittenberg, the Road Runners chief executive officer. Technology has become such a big driver and influence in the city, so we were especially excited to tie those two areas together, Wittenberg said in a telephone interview. Though the partnership is signed and work will begin now on improving the NYRRs technology structure, Wittenberg said, the name change will begin Nov. 4, the day after this years NYC Marathon that is expected to draw about 48,000 runners. Were babes in the woods in terms of where we are with technology, Wittenberg said. There are a lot of areas we lead with New York Road Runners. I dont think its technology right now. TCS, a Mumbai-based part of Tata Sons Ltd., India s largest industrial conglomerate, has about 277,000 consultants in 44 countries, generating revenue of $11.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, according to the statement. Other Marathons TCS has been the title sponsor of the Amsterdam Marathon and had smaller sponsorship deals with the races in New York, Boston , Chicago and Berlin, as well as running events in India. About 50 percent of TCSs business is U.S. based, according to Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer.

Many may also simply be gleaning general information and may apply later. Still others could be from another state, but employed by a company based in New York. The state is looking to streamline the process so people can shop faster and not be “timed out” by the site. Frescatore urged New Yorkers not to be discouraged if they are blocked or slowed in their use of the website. She noted applicants have six months to enroll and applications as late as December can result in insurance coverage on Jan. 1, the earliest date for coverage. “The state’s customer service center operators have provided information to and answered questions from more than 9,000 New Yorkers,” she said. “Today, like all other states, New York’s website is experiencing significant levels of activity, which is causing some users to experience difficulty entering the site and delays in application processing.” Related on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow 10. France Total expenditure on health per capita: $3,978 Expenditure as % of GDP: 11.8% (3rd most) Annual growth of total health expenditure: +2.7% (18th most) Life expectancy: 81.5 years (8th highest) Source: 24/7 Wall St. 9. Germany Total expenditure on health per capita: $4,218 Expenditure as % of GDP: 11.6% (4th most) Annual growth of total health expenditure: +4% (15th most) Life expectancy: 80.3 years (18th highest) Source: