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3.30.2020

It’s time for some good news. We don’t need a fancy lead-in, so let’s just get to it…

The CARES Act clarifies that a $0-visit-fee telehealth service is now valid alongside an HSA-qualified plan.

This has been a much-debated question in recent years, as it had not been previously codified into law or specifically allowed or disallowed by regulators. In fact, it’s one of the most-common questions we get from brokers and employers.

3.04.2020

What important healthcare changes were part of the discussion at this year’s NAHU Capitol Conference

It wasn’t all about “Medicare For All” programs. There are lots of other bills and rulings that will either help or hurt our clients and our free market system. That’s why I joined 700 or so NAHU colleagues in Washington D.C. last week. As a group, we met with virtually every congressperson’s office. 

Curious what our consistent advice was? Here are our top 5 requests for 2020 health reforms…

2.25.2020

 

Did you catch our recent webinar outlining 3 ways to skillfully approach prickly #MedicareForAll conversations? If you missed it, click here to access the recording and other resources.

Many thoughtful questions were posed from participants during that session. Today I’m sharing six of those questions along with my answers…

2.25.2020

It’s election year and single-payer healthcare chatter is already filling the airways. There is quite a bit of antagonistic rhetoric out there, so how can you join the conversation to skillfully represent our industry?

I’m sharing 4 resources to prepare you for productive discussions that help Americans understand the pros and cons of a government-run plan AND focus on options to help your clients today…

1.06.2020

What should you expect from the healthcare and employee benefits industries in 2020?

I’ve read multiple articles summarizing the decade we just closed. Can you believe we’re almost to the 10-year anniversary of ACA? After combining all the reading with the 20 conferences I attended last year, and hundreds of broker conversations – this gives me a pretty good idea about what to expect in the coming year.

11.05.2019

We just returned from the second annual HLTH Conference at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and it did not disappoint again this year (click here to read my 2018 takeaways). HLTH (pronounced “health”) is a one-of-a-kind ecosystem event for the health industry.

9.17.2019

Employee benefits aren’t what they used to be – or at least they aren’t limited to what they used to be. Medical, life, disability and retirement remain important, but how do employers stand out from the competition? 

Benefits help employers differentiate themselves in order to attract and retain quality employees. If that’s true, then offering the typical benefits only achieves part of the goal. 

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Consider these stats…

8.06.2019


Do you remember when Haven Healthcare was launched? 

It was February 2018 when Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced a collaboration to do something about healthcare for their employees. 

I shared my initial thoughts in this article focused on transparency, tech innovation, and the decision to form their collaboration as a non-profit entity. 

So, what do we know after 18 months? I’m sharing 4 updates…

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I use this benefit for the entire family - from pink eye on my seven-year-old to upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections and colds. 

 

 

 

 

 



 

After requesting a visit, a doctor responds by call or video to diagnose, and often calls in a prescription to my pharmacy. 


No calling the doctor’s office, leaving work or missing school - and no germy waiting rooms! It's the best thing since sliced bread!