Articles for March 2020

Pulling Back the Curtain on Fully-Insured Health Plans.

March 16th, 2020

Pulling back the curtain to reveal what’s really going on behind the scenes can be an eye-opening experience. Often, a mysterious process purposely hidden, turns out to be quite different than what was originally perceived. When the truth is exposed, the seemingly complex becomes clear. The same can be said about the way you fund your healthcare plan.

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Transparency: What is it?

February 24th, 2020

Transparency in health insurance can be a difficult concept. The way that traditional providers are set up lends itself to little of it. Often, it is unclear how much money is being left on the table when employers pay ever-increasing premiums to insurance companies. Whereas with self-funded health insurance, businesses can keep track of how much money is being spent and increase their cost savings.

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5 Best Incentives For Keeping Your Employees Happy and Healthy

December 5th, 2018

Cake day. Holiday parties. Morning meeting donuts. While these might seem like nice perks for your employees, are you sabotaging your efforts to keep a productive, high-functioning workforce?

The CDC reports that heart attacks and stroke lead the way for the most expensive health conditions, and employers foot the bill through health insurance premiums and loss of productivity. The CDC’s Business Pulse also reported that there are 4 million work-related non-fatal accidents per year and 55,000 workplace fatalities – as opposed to only 30,000 annual deaths from car accidents.

Does this mean you should just offer kale smoothies and start a safety committee?  While helpful, it might not be the ultimate solution to make your employees happy and healthy….
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