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Corporate Wellness: Push the Envelope Toward Lower Healthcare Costs

Wellness, as we know it, is at a crossroads. For those of us who have been in the industry a while – a long while – we are seeing opportunity and change. We are seeing employers from all industries looking for the silver bullet that will bend the steep…

The Case for Direct Physician Contracting

Daniel Goldberg - in Focused

With insurance networks and reimbursements shrinking, physicians have been scrambling to find ways to avoid the insurance and managed care pitfalls. Simultaneously, employers who are self-funding the medical claims of employees have been searching for ways…

Manage healthcare costs better, and prevent your piggy bank from looking like this.

Five Steps to Healthcare Cost Management Success for Employers

Phyllis Ruez - in Economics

Healthcare reform legislation and spiraling medical costs across the industry have spurred CMS to introduce a number of initiatives designed to improve population health

Domestic medical tourism offers more bang for your buck.

Domestic Medical Tourism Offers more Bang for Buck

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Editorial

Employers shopping for the best bargains for their healthcare dollars may soon make domestic travel for medical procedures

Obamacare's wellness regulations are in

A Review of the New Wellness Regulations: A Departure from Personal Responsibility & Accountability for Health

Lisa M. Holland - in News & Insights

As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, wellness programs have received new regulations. This article outlines the changes made to these programs, and how to comply with the new law. These changes are to how programs operate, and how…

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How Governments and Unions Can Protect Their Healthcare Coverage While Reducing Taxpayer Costs

Peter Burchard - in Economics

The severity of the healthcare cost and wellness crisis faced by state and local governments is beyond the pale. Combined with unfunded pension...

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Employee Fitness: A Healthier Workforce Meets a Healthier Bottom Line

Phillip Tummarello - in Economics

Look around on a daily basis, and you see the expanding waistlines and the declining health

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Educating Consumers about Healthcare Price Transparency is the Best Solution to Controlling Costs

Dr. Jeffery Rice - in Selling & Marketing

Health reform won’t stop providers from overcharging for care, only consumers can do that.

A large employer like this has had a self funded plan in place for a long time, but mid-size plans can benefit too.

Midsize Firms Can Benefit From a Self-Funded Health Care Plan

Burt Wilson - in News & Insights

It’s easy to understand why many large firms (1,000 to 5,000+ lives) opt for self-funded healthcare plans – they can be an effective way to mitigate the escalating cost of healthcare.

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Cross-Border Healthcare: A Creative Option for Texas Self-Insured Employers

José Aroeste - in Others

One of the advantages of self-funding for employers in Texas is the ability to include cross-border healthcare.

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U.S. Health Insurance Medical Tourism Market Update

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

The industry had a lot of momentum in 2009 as many insurance companies moved forward with their plans,but was derailed when Obama brought HealthcarEReform into the picture which caused insurance companies to stop all new programs/initiatives and to focus on…

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Fund Your Prescription Program

Crystal Williams - in Others

It's a fact. One of the key items an employer can realize by going into any kind of an ERISA self-funded employee benefit program is that the employer can control the benefits that are inherent to that program. And by controlling the benefits,