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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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Questions to Ask as you Consider a Self-Funded Health Plan

January 26, 2022

We think any group with more than 50 employees should at least consider a self-funded health plan at their renewal (yes, even in California!). But once you receive a stop-loss quote, either directly from a stop-loss insurance carrier or through a medical stop-loss captive, what should you look for? What questions should you ask? How …

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Making Predictions for Employee Benefits in 2022

December 1, 2021

As we hurtle towards 2022 and wrap up open enrollments for many of our groups, we’re seeing some continuing trends as well as new ones. With the end of the year upon us and the corresponding flood of lists out there, we figured “Why not add one more?” and put together our predictions for benefits …

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What is Meant by Health Care Costs? How Will They Change in 2022?

July 13, 2021

As benefits and healthcare consultants, we salivate over statistics and data about health care costs. We collect and pull apart figures around spending and claims but our clients don’t always want to know all the details. As they say, I don’t want to know how the sausage gets made! Our clients just want us to …

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How to Actually Give Employees a Real Pay Raise

May 19, 2021

For the average American worker, wages have barely increased over the last 40 years, according to the Economic Policy Institute. This is despite consistent productivity gains, leading to a decoupling between wages and productivity. This most significantly affects middle- and low-wage workers, despite the historical connection between productivity gains and income growth. There are many …

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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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