How Can Benefits Brokers Answer Self-Insured Employers’ Two Key Questions?

A focus on taking care of employees while reducing health benefit costs is essential right now. Be the partner that delivers the solutions to the 2 questions that matter most.

Apr 15, 2020

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5 Things to Look for in a TPA

The right TPA partner will keep an eye on your bottom line. Implementing the latest cost-cutting measures while still meeting the needs of the employer is the goal.

Apr 13, 2020

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Nightly Data Can Cut Healthcare Costs

Access to nightly data does more than just minimize costs. It allows case managers to identify needed treatments in real time to help patients feel more secure.

Apr 02, 2020

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Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too: How Employers Can Cut Costs and Take Care of Employees

Employers with self-funded health insurance plans can prioritize both employees and cost savings, without sacrificing either.

Mar 31, 2020

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Why has it become so appealing for people to travel internationally to receive medical care?

The concept of medical tourism/travel – or traveling outside the country to receive care – has been around for a long time, but yes, I’d agree that the appeal is definitely growing. While staying domestic remains the go-to for most pre-planned surgeries, many U.S.-based patients and health plans are finding...

Nov 20, 2019

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What can employers do to be part of the solution in addressing health care waste within their benefit plans?

It’s been reported that health care waste carries a price tag of $750 billion in the U.S. each year. That’s an outrageously expensive problem, isn’t it? And while employers who offer health plans across all industries seem to be aware of the issue, there’s not a lot being done...

Apr 25, 2019

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How often should an employer re-assess their health plan?

These days, I see far too many employers who are only taking a thorough look at their health plan details at year’s end, when the clock is ticking and renewal is getting close. Here’s the problem with that: if they’re alarmed by the numbers and decide it’s time to make...

Jan 23, 2019

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To provide some added motivation with our workplace wellness program, what are some different incentives to consider?

Incentives can be great motivators when you’re trying to maximize participation in a workplace wellness program, because who doesn’t love the chance to get in on winning a prize? But what exactly gets employees excited about doing the work to improve their health? And even more challenging, what can motivate...

Jul 25, 2018

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How do self-funded health plans help simplify benefits administration for companies with multi-state operations?

There are so many companies out there (Cypress included!) that have headquarters in one state and additional offices spread across the country. Having operations in various zip codes like this can get tricky when it comes to offering employees a uniform health plan. With thousands of federal and state mandates...

Jun 22, 2018

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How can educating employees to be smart consumers of care impact a health plan?

In the case of a self-funded health plan, TPAs can work with employers to put the very best cost containment tools in place – but without employee education, those efforts may not be overly effective. Consider a member who was just told she needs hip replacement surgery. Maybe your health plan...

May 23, 2018

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