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Does your health plan look like an outdated Hi-Fi Console?

Does your health plan look like an outdated Hi-Fi Console?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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Would You Like To Maximize Cash Flow?

Would You Like To Maximize Cash Flow?

Cash flow is extremely important for any business, but it’s not always maximized to the extent it could be. Whether this is a matter of maximizing cash flow in day-to-day operations, payroll, or capital improvements, this is especially true with health insurance. If...

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Five Areas To Examine Within Your Self-Funded Plan

Employers and brokers can occasionally get complacent with their renewals and accept whatever rate increases handed down to them, particularly if they view the increase as “not that significant.” However, those annual renewals that are deemed to be rather...

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2 Questions Every Employer Asks

2 Questions Every Employer Asks

When it comes to group health insurance, at the end of the day there are only 2 basic questions every employer asks themselves: What are the benefits I want to offer my employees? What is the best way to pay for them? Question #1 has to do with the types of plans or...

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Want To Know What’s Driving Your Health Insurance Costs?

Want To Know What’s Driving Your Health Insurance Costs?

I have spoken at numerous events and seminars throughout the country for many years. Right now due to COVID-19 that’s good probably going to be put on hold for a while moving forward, although I have been asked to speak in November this year and again early next year....

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The Status Quo Has Got To Go!

The Status Quo Has Got To Go!

The status quo in health insurance is not solving anything these days – in fact it’s creating havoc. Who on your healthcare "team" has an incentive for your costs to go down? Well, let’s define the "team" - hospitals and doctors, drug manufacturers, insurance...

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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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