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Takeaways for Employers from the Commonwealth Fund’s Report Mirror, Mirror 2021 Report

August 24, 2021

The Commonwealth Fund released their periodic comparison report of various national health systems this month entitled “Mirror, Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly.” The report is a series of comparisons performed every 4 years, with prior entries in the series below: 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care 2014: How the U.S. …

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Rising Health Plan Costs Inhibit Attracting and Retaining Talent

August 4, 2021

Grant Thornton, a large accounting company,  conducts a survey of CFOs every quarter and their second-quarter survey of 2021 yielded some insights on how finance leaders are thinking about talent shortages and rising employee benefit costs. CFOs and People Leaders See Rising Health Plan Costs as a Challenge The key takeaway is that human capital …

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COVID and Claims: Small Group Health Insurance Rates in 2022

July 28, 2021

We’re starting to see rate increase requests in various states, with some good data coming out of Connecticut recently. These initially proposed rates are for the individual and small group markets, which are filed with the state as part of the ACA. Overall, the rates filed for 2022 are higher than last year. Let’s dive …

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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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Acrisure, Russell Wilson and Ciara Form Joint Venture, Evolution Advisors

February 3, 2021

(Getty Images) On February 3rd, Acrisure announced a joint venture with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and singer/songwriter Ciara to form Evolution Advisors, LLC. The organization will focus on the insurance needs of minority-owned businesses and diverse communities across the United States. Wilson and Ciara are founding partners and equity owners in the joint venture and …

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