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Virtual Primary Care: The New Doctor’s Office?

February 2, 2023

The pandemic gave us more reasons, and more options, to see doctors online.  More and more, people are seeking out telemedicine services versus the traditional brick and mortar physician’s office. This trend includes telemental health services as well. And much like the necessity of remote work proved its potential to employers, telemedicine took hold as …

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The Rise of Healthcare Costs & How to Reduce it

January 17, 2023

The Why According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in 2021, healthcare costs skyrocketed to $4.3 trillion. This is caused by the premium increases, higher deductibles and copays, and soaring prescription drug prices. Most of these costs are market driven from the unregulated prescription drug costs and healthcare providers’ salaries rank higher than …

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CAA 2023 Extends HSA Telehealth Relief for Two More Years

January 3, 2023

Congress passed an omnibus government funding bill at the end of 2022 titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 to avoid a shutdown. One of the provisions affects HSA telehealth services by again extending HSA relief to consumers with High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs). Consumers can receive first-dollar telehealth and remote care services and not …

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Takeaways from the 2022 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey

October 31, 2022

Employer health insurance costs are rising, and employees at small companies bear a greater burden than their counterparts at large employers, according to the 2022 KFF Employer Health Benefits survey. On average, employees at small companies pay $2,000 more for family coverage and face deductibles that are $1,000 higher. This report highlights the disparities in …

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How to Use your Benefits as a Competitive Advantage in Recruiting

September 27, 2022

As most of you are aware, there is a large labor shortage in our market due to the pandemic and many other situations. When you look at the different industries; transportation, manufacturing, education, health care, and social assistance have been impacted the most and have the largest amount of job openings. On average these industries …

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Private Equity Investors Can Use Benefits to Grow Asset Value

September 6, 2022

Whether you’re a private equity professional, acquisition entrepreneur, or any other professional investor, you understand the need to measure every dollar in a business and make sound, strategic, data-driven investment and operational decisions. And if you’re looking to grow and scale a business, one of your primary concerns is human capital. How are you getting …

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Self-Funded Health Insurance for Dummies: Self-Funding FAQ

August 24, 2022

So, you’re thinking about self-funding your health plan, or maybe you have a self-funded plan but you’re not quite exactly sure how it works. Good news for you! Welcome to the LBL Group’s Self-Funded Health Insurance for Dummies, a FAQ for self-funding your health plan. We’ve collected the information below as a quick reference guide …

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