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Top Articles of 2018: Strategies, Trends & Solutions to Benefit Challenges

Dec, 26 2018

Another year is almost “in the books!” 2018 brought plenty of merger and acquisition headlines, continued trends toward consumerism tools and no real changes from Washington for healthcare reform. 

As you look toward 2019, be sure to check out Reid’s 10 predictions for 2019 benefits and healthcare. And, check out our 5 most-read articles from 2018…

1.   $63M Saved! 3 Tips to Deliver True Savings

Did you see the 2018 freshbenies Million Dollar Club winners? It was SO great celebrating our broker partners who’ve helped clients save $1M+ over the years with freshbenies. And it all started with a LinkedIn post (as Reid describes in this article).
Click here to read this article with 3 tips for being a strategic, stand-out partner to your clients.

BONUS: Click to watch Tanya Boyd, one of our Million Dollar Club winners, share a recent story of one employer’s reaction to their freshbenies Utilization Report.

2. Stop Competing on Price: 5 Tips

Do you communicate a compelling value proposition to your clients or simply focus on price? Heidi shares 5 tips to compete in a way that most won’t. Click here to check it out now. 

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3. Healthcare AI and Machine Learning: 4.5 Things to Know

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in the healthcare space will surpass $1.7 billion in 2019. We’ll see AI functions being touted throughout websites and apps. So, what do you need to know? Check out these insights from Tonia Degner, our Chief Strategy Officer and former-Amazonian.

4. Out of Pocket Costs: 3 Pain Points to Address with Your Clients

It’s projected that total healthcare costs for a family of four will surpass $29,000 next year. Premiums for that family will average $8,000 with $4,900 in out of pocket costs. Jadd highlights three problems associated with these rising costs that top advisors must address with their clients. Click here to read it now.

5. Why Propose Benefits for the Unbenefited? 3 Reasons

How do you plan to prospect and grow your business next year? Neil shares three reasons you should include unbenefited employee populations in your strategy to open up an untapped opportunity. Read about it here.

BONUS: Do your 2019 business plans include some shifts in strategy? Reid was interviewed on a podcast and shared 3 tips for making a major pivot in your business – listen here

Now it’s your turn! What articles, podcasts, books, etc. did you find most helpful this year? Comment below or email us at brokers@freshbenies.com to share your biggest learnings from 2018 – we’d love to hear!

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Tanya Boyd
Tanya Boyd
President of Tanya Boyd & Associates

I didn’t want to go to urgent care or the ER. Using Doctors Online in my freshbenies membership, I went online to ask a doctor. The doctor responded and said to check my blood pressure. He followed up with the next day to make sure my numbers were OK. By then, the feeling was starting to go away. He told me if it persists to contact my doctor. It was great that I didn’t have to go somewhere and wait forever, and it was free.” - Kelli from Texas

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Elena from AZ
Elena from AZ
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I had an infection in my tooth, but the dentist appointment was a week out and I was in pain. 

 

 



 

So, I called the freshbenies Telehealth and they prescribed me antibiotics while I waited to follow up with my dentist. freshbenies was a big help with my swelling and pain.