Employee Benefits

21 05, 2018

Direct Primary Care is on the Rise

By |May 21st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Direct Primary Care is on the Rise

Direct Primary Care is on the RisePatients who have grown frustrated with large health system primary care physician practices are now finding an alternative option in direct primary care.

While direct primary care has been around for some time, it is building [...]

1 05, 2018

The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should You?

By |May 1st, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should You?

The State Health Plan Conducted a Dependent Audit…Should YouThe State of North Carolina Health Plan recently conducted a dependent audit to remove ineligible dependents off their plan.  The News and Observer discusses how the State “caught” 600 ineligible dependents.

The article [...]

25 04, 2018

Are Captives on the Rise?

By |April 25th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Are Captives on the Rise?

 Are Captives on the RiseRecently, we’ve been hearing more about different medical insurance captives in the marketplace. As healthcare costs continue to rise, employers are looking for unique and creative ways to fund their plans and save some money. Captives seem [...]

24 04, 2018

Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare Industry

By |April 24th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare Industry

Impact of Blockchain on Healthcare IndustryDid you miss out on the profits of early-adopters of BitCoin? Well, those profits have subsided as of late. However, it’s not too late to take advantage of the growing technology of blockchain.

What is Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain [...]

3 04, 2018

Managing Your Medical Costs

By |April 3rd, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Managing Your Medical Costs

Managing Your Medical CostsAfter over 25 years in the benefits industry, I have seen a lot of changes. Creating a strategy around your benefits program and executing that strategy is hard work, and the challenges and choices are increasingly complex. Best [...]

28 03, 2018

Possible Changes for HSAs on the Way

By |March 28th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Possible Changes for HSAs on the Way

Possible Changes for HSAs on the WayRecent legislation has been introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) that would allow employers to offer increased benefits to employees who have a Health Savings Account (HSA). The proposed “Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act” [...]

26 03, 2018

Stop Loss Markets Putting the Brakes On

By |March 26th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Stop Loss Markets Putting the Brakes On

Stop Loss Markets Putting the Brakes OnRecent trends in the medical stop loss market are showing most stop loss risk managers have been suffering significant losses in the past few years. This can be attributed to an increased number of high cost [...]

14 03, 2018

Is Presenteeism Impacting Your Bottom Line?

By |March 14th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Is Presenteeism Impacting Your Bottom Line?

Is Presenteeism Impacting Your Bottom LineThe concept of presenteeism has been around for a long time and can pose a significant drain on a company’s bottom line. While employers know what presenteeism is, the real question is: Do they know how to [...]

13 03, 2018

The Total Rewards Needle is moving – Are you on Target?

By |March 13th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on The Total Rewards Needle is moving – Are you on Target?

The Total Rewards Needle is moving – Are you on TargetThe ability to attract and retain top talent remains a top priority with employers. In fact, according to Gallagher’s most recent benchmarking survey, having the ability to recruit and keep [...]

26 02, 2018

Should You Use Your Insurance to Pay for Prescription Drugs or Just Pay Cash?

By |February 26th, 2018|Employee Benefits|Comments Off on Should You Use Your Insurance to Pay for Prescription Drugs or Just Pay Cash?

Should You Use Your Insurance to Pay for Prescription Drugs or Just Pay CashRecently, my spouse went to the pharmacy to fill a prescription and ended up paying cash because she did not have her insurance card. A few days later, [...]

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