Doug Hetherington has done what many of us have said was impossible. He has created a collaborative approach to providing group health benefits that brings together employers, employees, and health care providers.
The new normal for brokers is assisting their clients with benefits that work in our changing world. One priority is helping health care professionals ensure their income protecting disability insurance policies are up to date.
I have talked with many mavericks over the last few months. In a series of four vignettes, I am happy to share some key insights and a look into the philosophies and paradigms that make someone a maverick of health care.
In times like these, it’s imperative that employers and benefits advisors ask themselves, how can we create a digital enrollment experience that is efficient and cost effective and will help ensure employees understand the benefits offering?
This month, I get to introduce you to Laura and Cortney. These women reflect not only on the positives that have come out of this year, but how they are developing their passions to drive them forward into 2021.
This month, I get to introduce you to two more women who have taken growth to heart and are looking for the best ways to be successful. Gretta and Lindsay have both taken their practices to the next level by looking not only inside, but to the outside, as well!
There are a variety of ways in which benefits advisors can work with employers to enhance their offerings, including access to a variety of services that help foster emotional well-being and provide value to employees from day one.
Sean Schantzen predicts what the future may hold for the insurance industry and the tools and techniques needed to meet those changes.
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I’m really excited to introduces you to these fine women this month who are keeping it real in the world of COVID, home schooling and just being rockstars in our industry. Please welcome Sarah, Robin and Sarah to the fold!
We should celebrate the ADA and the societal changes it has brought. From expanded employment opportunities for disabled individuals to increased accessibility, including the widespread installation of gently sloping ramps that benefit people of all ages as well as the differently abled.
Happy Birthday, WTGNL fans! Can’t believe we have been in circulation for four years now? Please welcome Rachel, Kristina and Danielle to our tribe and check out the amazing things they are doing for our industry.
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.
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.
This week, I sit down with Sims Tillirson, Director of Business Development at PES Enrollments. We dive into the importance of building an online brand and how it's helped him connect with prospects that were once impossible to reach.
Jennifer Berman and Jessica Waltman
January 19, 2021
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (CAA) was signed into law by President Trump on December 27, 2020. Among many other things, this law creates the option for employers to provide COVID-19 relief to both health and dependent care flexible spending arrangement account holders for 2021.
As companies continue to grapple with the impact of the global pandemic, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Dr. Anthony Sossong and Beth Roberts discuss how it is changing the way employers view health care benefits, especially emotional well-being and mental health benefits.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Director of Population Health Improvement, Tami Ireland, joins Beth Roberts, SVP, Commercial Business, to discuss how programs are adapting to help employees stay safe and supported emotionally.