My office started the year with a bang and we are still on a roll. I also got introduced to many new incredible women that I’ll be telling you about this year and that is completely inspiring to me. So, let’s get this show on the road!
The excitement increasingly surrounding insurtech indicates that 2019 promises to be an even more meaningful and game-changing time for the insurtech space. Here are three insurtech trends you should keep an eye out for in 2019 and beyond.
I was very lucky to get to be in Austin for the WIFS National Conference this year, where I got to meet Katherine and Holly. Both women are incredible in their own right, and both women are taking on new roles in our industry and working tirelessly to make an impact in their communities and abroad.
On October 16th, the first domino fell. The first state government (the Commonwealth of Kentucky) communicated their decision to discontinue all payroll deductions of voluntary benefits, starting in 2019. In short, this is a watershed event in accelerating the death of traditional payroll deduction.
Many put more thought into their coffee orders than their health care coverage. Perhaps the industry needs to try a new approach to customer engagement. One need look no further than the ubiquitous Starbucks brand for inspiration.
Many of your employer clients feel stuck without options when it comes to offering a health plan to their employees, unsure of where to turn for advice about cutting costs, without cutting benefits.
Enter the Employer Bill of Rights.
A growing body of evidence shows that certified physician assistants (PA-Cs) lower costs while improving health care quality. As a result, they can play a crucial role in helping health care organizations implement value-based reforms.
To be an educated buyer of a benefits and HR solution, it’s worth becoming familiar with an ongoing shift in this corner of the tech industry, and how it’s shaping the product roadmap of platform vendors.
This month, I’m excited to continue our second year with stories from Christina and Rosemary, who bring a combined total of over 40 years of experience to the table and are always looking to put their clients first!
Helping employer clients expand benefits in the context of recruiting and retaining talent in the middle of a red-hot economic environment can present a valuable strategy for brokers looking to create agency growth.
As benefits administration providers vie for market share and brokers continue to make the move online to meet employer demand, these trends will continue to affect the benefits industry throughout the rest of the year and into 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Very often, Spanish speaking employees have been raised to be very wary of corruption and “estafas,” or scams, and often it would not surprise them at all to learn that their employer was doing something illegal or unethical.
Our system is difficult enough to navigate for those of us born and raised here. So people who come to this country from Latin America to work are often extremely confused, as they are accustomed to a very different way of doing things.
Every year, I’m impressed and inspired watching hundreds of benefits advisors networking, learning and sharing their knowledge and experience with others. Our 15th annual BenefitsPRO Broker Expo in Miami will continue to build on the industry’s momentum.