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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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Why is Healthcare Spending High? It’s the Prices

March 21, 2022

Healthcare spending in the US outpaces every other OECD country, and it’s not particularly close. While wealthy countries such as the US spend more per person on healthcare than other countries, we spend far more per person on healthcare than similar countries. But even though we spend much more per person, we don’t experience significantly …

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Benefits of a Medical Stop-Loss Captive

February 28, 2022

If you’re administering a group health plan, you may already understand the difference between fully-insured and self-funded plans. If not, take a look at our posts about self-funded health plans (and this one too!). While the majority of groups with over 1,000 employees will use a self-funded health plan, employers with 50 to 500 employees …

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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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