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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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Highlights from the MemorialCare Presidents’ Partnership: Elizabeth Mitchell of the Purchasers Business Group on Health (PBGH)

April 5, 2022

We had the opportunity to attend (and participate in the case of our partner Peter Freska!) MemorialCare’s Presidents’ Partnership 2022 where there were many great discussions around how to improve the healthcare experience for employers. We heard perspectives from a large local health system in MemorialCare, as well as perspectives from consultants, purchasing groups, and …

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Highlights from the KFF 2021 Employer Health Benefits Survey

March 28, 2022

Employers always want to know what other companies are doing with their benefits. They want to ensure they offer competitive benefits so they can recruit and retain their workforce, especially in today’s tight labor market. And knowing what peer organizations are offering and doing with their benefits is key. One great resource is the Kaiser …

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Americans Facing Lack of Affordability in Healthcare

March 8, 2022

Health insurance is becoming increasingly unaffordable for most Americans and it’s leading to worse health outcomes in a variety of ways. In response, Centivo, a leading national TPA (Third Party Administrator), released a survey in late 2021 highlighting financial and health-related issues around unexpected medical expenses for Americans. We recognize that Americans face many issues …

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Benefits Trends in 2022: Actionable Insights for Employers

February 23, 2022

While healthcare trends may be interesting to us consultants, we can sometimes forget a key point in employee benefits strategy: Employers don’t want to become healthcare experts, they just want to provide quality benefits at the lowest cost To this end, let’s translate data and findings around the healthcare and benefits industries into simple-to-understand insights …

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Incorporating Virtual Health in a Benefits Plan

February 2, 2022

Consumerism and technology are continuously ramming into each other and disrupting every industry. Healthcare is no different. Benefits plans in 2022 and beyond must include a virtual health solution front and center as one of employees’ first entry points to healthcare. Virtual care usage shot up significantly since March 2020, as virtual care visits increased …

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Trends in Healthcare Innovation to Inform Employer Health Plans

December 8, 2021

The health insurance industry is typically behind the overall economy when it comes to innovation. This is a major problem since insurance premiums and costs are on an unsustainable trajectory. Employers often find themselves stuck in the cycle of increasing annual renewals with their only option being to spreadsheet other carriers and plans. But what …

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