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Mental Health Awareness Month for Employers

May 12, 2021

Click here to discuss your workplace mental and behavioral health! We’re about halfway through Mental Health Awareness Month. Seeing as how employers provide health insurance to about half of American adults, we think it’s important for employers to think about their own role in the mental and behavioral health of their employees. With so much …

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4 Statistics About the Employer Health Care Crisis

May 5, 2021

American health care is in a crisis today. By most measures, we are getting a relatively average product even though we spend some of the most money in the world on it. Given that about half of Americans receive their health insurance coverage from the workplace and that costs are doubling every 10 years¹ for …

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Integrate Employee Navigator with Payroll to Save 8-10 Hours a Month

April 13, 2021

 As benefits consultants, we’re always looking for ways to streamline our clients’ operations and systems. We’ve been big proponents for our clients to move from paper to online systems and seen firsthand the benefits of virtual administration of benefits. Technology like this can be great… but at a certain point, employers can get overwhelmed …

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3 Reasons Price Transparency Tools Don’t Reduce Health Care Spending

April 7, 2021

Much has been made of the potential for price transparency tools in health care to solve the high costs of health care that affect Americans. Washington and state legislatures have demonstrated a belief in the potential of these tools and the industry expects many ripple effects from the price transparency rule that became effective the …

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Cigna + Oscar: What You Need to Know

March 29, 2021

  Two big names in the health insurance industry, with very different backgrounds, have formed a partnership and are now working together to provide medical insurance to employers in select regions. The crux of this partnership is Oscar’s technology and member focus built on top of Cigna’s strong provider network. Cigna brings its affordable and …

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Mental Health Support in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 11, 2021

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed into law this week. The bill is enormous and includes funding and provisions for many facets of the U.S. economy. Specifically, this post will cover the key provisions that support …

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Calculator for Health Insurance Marketplace Subsidies

March 11, 2021

KFF Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator The Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser Permanente) provides helpful interactive tools and has updated their Subsidy Calculator. with subsidy changes in the American Rescue Act of 2021 (COVID-19 Relief). Check it out through the above link to find out if you qualify for a 2021 premium subsidy after the changes to …

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Preventative Mental Health with Lyra Health’s Guided Self Care

March 9, 2021

Mental health is one of the thorniest issues in health care today. Undiagnosed and untreated mental health conditions are at epidemic-level proportions in this country. During the COVID pandemic, anxiety and depression rates have increased significantly. According to CDC surveys, rates of anxiety and depression rose to levels of 25 to 30 percent in 2020. …

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Five Employee Benefits Trends for 2021

March 1, 2021

 Today, we’re sharing with you five employee benefits trends for employers in 2021! The general theme for employee benefits in 2021 is the increasing interplay between technology and data. This interplay impacts everything in healthcare and employee benefits, such as utilization, spending, behavioral health, and beyond. Telehealth With the disruption caused by the COVID …

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Russell Westbrook Joins Evolution Advisors as Founding Partner

February 23, 2021

Recently, we announced a joint venture between Acrisure and NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and singer/songwriter Ciara to form joint venture Evolution Advisors, LLC. Today, Acrisure announced that Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook has joined Evolution Advisors, LLC as a Founding Partner. Evolution Advisors is being founded to provide minority-owned enterprises, including Minority Business Enterprise …

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