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Oscar Prepares to IPO

December 30, 2020

Oscar announced on Monday that it had taken initial steps with the SEC towards an IPO. This news adds to an already healthcare-heavy 2020. COVID brought about daily conversations concerning healthcare supply chains, vaccinations, at-risk populations, co-morbidities, and others. Telehealth¬† saw an explosion in usage, and in turn, in valuation. Coupled with other healthcare organizations, …

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Types of Value Based Care Models

October 9, 2020

With the United States spending¬† nearly 18% of it’s GDP on health care, which works out to $3.6 trillion or $11,172 per person, pressure for reducing costs is growing. U.S. health care spending grew 4.6% in 2018. If that continues, our system will eventually be forced to change. To make change today, many organizations are …

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What Does It Mean For a Group To Be Self-Insured?

September 24, 2020

A majority of U.S. employees are covered by self-funded healthcare plans. What does that mean for those companies who self-fund their medical benefits? Self-Funding vs. Fully Insured Traditional health insurance, known as fully-insured, is purchased from a health insurance carrier, who sets a certain premium for the plans made available to employees. The carrier administers …

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