How can we help employees better understand their health plan coverage?

No matter the plan type, confusion seems to be a universal, recurring theme when it comes to how coverage works with employee benefits. Member questions can stem from a lack of understanding in so many areas: what kinds of care are covered … how much a member’s payment responsibility...

May 09, 2019

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How can employers encourage increased utilization of employee assistance programs (EAPs)?

We know that more and more employees are dealing with increased stress both inside and outside the workplace these days, and that employee assistance programs (EAPs) can be a helpful, effective way to help them address their concerns and work toward healthy solutions. So, I think the big question here is...

Dec 05, 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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How does today’s multi-generational workforce factor in to the employee health benefits that companies offer?

With a workforce that represents everyone from Baby Boomers to Post-Millennials, employers are tasked with offering employee benefits that fit the wants and needs of multiple generations. This is no simple feat when your staff consists of some employees who are nearing retirement, others who are just entering the job...

Feb 08, 2018

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What can employers do to be proactive about helping employees manage workplace stress?

A big first step is being aware of how prevalent stress has become in people’s work lives (in multiple surveys, 80% of workers say they feel it) and the impact it can have if not addressed. Stress can result in everything from less productive workers to staff who reach complete...

Jun 07, 2017

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How can we get our employees more excited about workplace wellness?

I get it. As an employer, you want all of your employees to see the value of participating in a workplace wellness program. Here’s the challenge: it’s not like the thought of biometric screenings and health assessments instantly screams “this is exciting stuff!” There are ways to get your team on...

Mar 29, 2017

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How can employee engagement affect savings in a self-funded plan?

Great question! I’ll explain this one by first referencing the self-funded structure. In it, health claims receive a lot of attention. They’re not just processed and pushed through with a “paid” stamp. They’re scrutinized by the plan’s third party administrator (TPA) and when a charge, code or anything else seems...

Jan 18, 2017

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Why is it so important to monitor employee eligibility under your health plan?

Ineligible employee/dependent coverage has become a big issue with health plans today. Sometimes it’s a matter of not realizing coverage has lapsed, while in other cases, employers may knowingly cover someone who doesn’t meet eligibility requirements. Many times, it happens as an intended act of kindness – when an employer...

Apr 21, 2016

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How can we, as consumers, be more proactive about avoiding hospital readmissions?

The high rate of hospital readmissions has long been a topic of debate, especially those that are considered avoidable and happen within the first few weeks after discharge. From an employer’s point of view, these re-hospitalizations can be a source of frustration as they often lead to more extensive medical issues...

Mar 17, 2016

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