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Healthcare Bills Out of Control? 3 Ideas to Consider Now

Posted by Michael Poelman on Jul 26, 2017 2:15:00 PM

The uncertainty surrounding the future of healthcare in the United States has put many Americans on edge. The proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act (or Better Care Reconciliation Act) is making people feel unsure, and possibly leaving many Americans uninsured.

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Topics: Care Coordination, Employee Benefits, Self Funded Insurance

A Healthcare Plan for Platinum Patients

Posted by Tom Busler on Jul 11, 2017 4:00:00 PM

In a recent feature series, The Atlantic magazine highlighted “Platinum Patients,” as the most expensive 5 percent of healthcare consumers. The healthcare bills of the Americans featured in this article equal those of the other 95 percent of consumers combined. Who are these people and why do they account for such a hefty portion of healthcare spend?

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Insider

5 Essential Questions to Ask to Determine if Self-Funded Insurance is a Good Fit for Your Client

Posted by Melissa Saturnino on Mar 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you were renting a house, would you invest $30,000 in a kitchen renovation? Of course not. The investment would only benefit the owner who still has complete control over the future of the home. In the world of insurance, the fully insured model is just pouring money into a rental.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Care Coordination, Self Funded Insurance

Would You Rather Shop for a TV or Shop for Healthcare Benefits?

Posted by Michael Poelman on Nov 29, 2016 6:29:08 PM

Last year, consumer healthcare solutions leader Alegeus Technologies announced its inaugural Healthcare Consumerism Index, which sought to measure consumer behavior and engagement during the healthcare purchasing process.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

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