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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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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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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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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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