However, HR leaders can find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place – attempting to reduce benefits costs without leaving employees vulnerable. Benefits consultants and advisors are in a unique position to help their clients make this decision
This month, I get to introduce you to a couple of ladies who are working to make things a little more innovative during this crazy time. Have fun checking out what Amanda and Kathy are doing right now to better our industry!
Your self-funded employer clients may have more options than they think to continue serving members' health care needs, even with the uncertainty and unparalleled strain the pandemic is placing on their business and the work their members do.
With the proliferation of scams in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, how do caregivers stay on top of that and everything else? Among the clients you work with, chances are many of their employees who are caring for others are facing these challenges more than ever.
Steve Purkapile, Terry Reams and Mark Guajardo
April 27, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread through the U.S., employers must be as mindful of the state of their self-funded health plan as they are the health of their employees. Here are key steps to ensure the plan’s financial viability during this crisis.
One of the things that has kept me going during quarantine is connecting with the incredible women from our industry who are still able to share some great ideas with me about what they are most proud of in the last 12 months.
In the past few weeks, key industries for voluntary benefits such as restaurants, hotels, public schools, and other service sectors have shuttered for an indeterminate period of time. And unfortunately, voluntary benefits are disproportionately skewed towards these hourly workers and sectors.
Building on the growth and diversification of product offerings over the past ten years, the voluntary benefit industry is poised for expansion and increased adoption over the next decade, as talent attraction and retention continue to a top priority for employers.
Brokers must work with clients to develop and execute a year-round benefits communications plan – educating employees on how they can make more informed choices when it comes to not just choosing health plans, but using them wisely throughout the year.
For those of you looking to build long-term, consultative relationships with your clients and genuinely serve as trusted partners, here are some ways you can make it easier to incorporate voluntary benefits into existing plans
Fast-emerging competition, societal and lifestyle shifts, technological advances, and shifting business models are just some of the trends contributing to the enormous changes occurring in the workplace benefits landscape today.
I’m really excited to introduce you to three dynamic women who are full of treats and not tricks, though they do all have some incredible skills in the benefits world that they are willing to share with all of us.
This enrollment season, employers that offer family-building benefits have the most to gain as these benefits help attract talent, support employees, decrease health care costs, show the company’s values and enable a more productive work environment.
While the medical health care industry is transitioning from the broken fee-for-service model by incorporating capitated payments and responsible risk-assumption, pharmacy pricing structures still very much value volume.
Ongoing shifts have motivated many expert advisors, thought leaders, and health care entrepreneurs to seek better ways to deliver health care to employees, with the goal of reducing costs for the employer and the employee while improving care delivery and outcomes.
Direct primary care physicians are able to achieve better access to medical care, better quality of care, and lower overall health care costs because they can offer their patients both immediate access and more time.
Plan design is the answer; it is an upward climb, it is not an easy path, it requires an expert with experience, it is not going to be an instant fix, and the climb to the top may require training and muscle memory, but it is beautiful.
I recently attended the Ascend Conference in Nashville and Q4Live in Tampa and was pleasantly surprised to find an enormous amount of collaboration and discussion among industry leaders who were freely giving away their special sauce.