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Does your health plan look like an outdated Hi-Fi Console?

Does your health plan look like an outdated Hi-Fi Console?

A lot of people ask me “what is it that I do”? I could go on and on about what I do, but it's best summarized by telling them “I try to get people to do what they don’t want to do” and they ask “what's that”? I say “change”. I'm a healthcare consultant that works with...

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Fully Insured Plans

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Fully Insured Plans

I recently attended a webinar about the impact of COVID-19 on fully insured plans. It was very interesting and eye-opening about how much money is going to  insurance companies from employers with fully insured health plans, versus what an employer could save being...

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Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

I’m sure you have heard, read about, or experienced sky-high hospital charges, surprise bills, and their equivalent to the hospitals reimbursement from Medicare. It’s no surprise when you receive your Explanation Of Benefits (EOB) from your administrator or the bill...

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Don’t Kick The Can Down The Road!

Don’t Kick The Can Down The Road!

Are you kicking the can down the road? I recently wrote an article about playing offense and defense with respect to your health plan. It appears from the reactions that I’m getting, most companies are kicking the can down the road – meaning that they are only playing...

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Offense Or Defense In The Current Crisis?

Offense Or Defense In The Current Crisis?

I recently read an article in PR Daily where Ray Day, Vice Chairman of the Stagwills Group Marketing and Communication Agencies had some very relevant things to say about the current crisis. “Just like in sports you need to have two parts of your team running in...

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Cost Reduction Strategies and Budget Re-Evaluation

Cost Reduction Strategies and Budget Re-Evaluation

Most of us have been hunkered down at home under the “stay at home” order and venturing out occasionally for essential items. At the grocery store many of the food items are off the shelves, not to mention toilet paper. This is due to not only people hoarding food but...

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Are These Crazy Times Or What?

Are These Crazy Times Or What?

We’re all up to our eyeballs in all of the information surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. The CDC, the WHO, and of course all of the media that continues to give us their perspectives of information – everything from optimism to speculation to pessimism. Amid all...

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Just OK Is Not Ok

Just OK Is Not Ok

Have you seen the AT&T television commercial about Just OK Is Not OK? It opens up with a patient laying in a bed in the hospital waiting for surgery and asks the nurse “how good is the doctor?” And she answers “he’s OK.” The patient asks “just OK?” Right then the...

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