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Health plans paid 224 percent of Medicare to hospitals in 2020

May 31, 2022

According to research from RAND Corporation, employer-sponsored health plans paid over twice as much as Medicare to hospitals for the same services at the same sites. This is an annual study performed by RAND, in which the 2018 study found that employers paid 247 percent of Medicare. Don’t pop the champagne to celebrate that reduction …

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Quick Dive on MERPS: The Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan

May 16, 2022

A MERP or Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan is a type of HRA (Health Reimbursement Account) where employers can pay for a portion of employees’ healthcare costs on a tax-free basis. They’re most frequently utilized with high deductible health plans so that employers have the flexibility to tailor a plan to their needs and the needs of their employees. …

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Make Benefits Your Competitive Advantage in Recruiting and Retaining Talent

April 26, 2022

Small and mid-sized businesses are facing multiple challenges today. Inflation, cybersecurity, and supply-chain issues are affecting nearly every business. And the tight labor market is forcing every company to rethink how they are attracting and retaining one of their most important assets, their employees. Employees drive sales, clean up operations, keep customers happy, and make …

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