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Questions for the Self-Insured Employers to Consider When Selecting a Benefits Broker

For self-insured employers, selecting a broker is without a doubt one of the most important parts of designing a health benefits plan. It’s important to select a broker who understands the nuances of plan design and who can quickly adapt to the rapidly shifting health coverage and policy landscape. Employers need an ombudsman, a consultant with the know-how, resources and technological tools, including predictive analytics, to expertly navigate and take advantage of the current healthcare system. 

Questions for the Self-Insured Employers to Consider When Selecting a Benefits Broker
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Important Trumpcare Topics and Comparison

Whether its Trumpcare or Obamacare – the name makes no difference when it comes to Population Health improvement. What the American people need is solidarity and a conscientious, diligent commitment to providing affordable healthcare to its citizenry. Citizens should in turn remain engaged and informed about the healthcare debate and how it might impacts their care. Below you will find important health reform information from Trumpcare.com, a site operated by HealthNetwork Group, an unbiased, consumer focused for-profit healthcare marketing company.

Important Trumpcare Topics and Comparison
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3 Effective Ways to Channel Your Nerves and Help Close a Deal

The best way to be confident is to be prepared. Below you will find a few helpful techniques to prepare for the important meetings in your life.

3 Effective Ways to Channel Your Nerves and Help Close a Deal
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The Benefits to Brokers, Self-Funded Employers of Leveraging Healthcare Quality Transparency

When the success and shortcomings of these healthcare providers and facilities is made public, it helps to foster an arena for constant competitive improvement in the marketplace. Providers and facilities are made more accountable and healthcare consumers get the proverbial “bigger bang for their buck”. 

The Benefits to Brokers, Self-Funded Employers of Leveraging Healthcare Quality Transparency
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20 Daily Minutes of Stress-Free Recreation in the Workforce and What It Could Mean to Employers

In the above quote, TV powerhouse Oprah Winfrey, is discussing the positive effects of one type of wellness activity that has shown promise in the workplace: meditation and how it can promote a healthier, and compliant employee population.

20 Daily Minutes of Stress-Free Recreation in the Workforce and What It Could Mean to Employers
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Lead Recycling: 3 Suggestions to Warm Up Cold Leads

Inevitably, leads go cold - it’s their nature. And let’s face it, for many companies in niche B2B markets, good leads are a finite commodity. Because there are only so many leads available in such markets, recycling leads properly holds added importance. But there is a difference between a cold lead and a frozen one, and it’s important that you don’t push a cold lead into the frozen tundra of no-return by soliciting. Instead, if you follow these simple suggestions, chances are you’ll be able to warm up some of those cold leads.

Lead Recycling: 3 Suggestions to Warm Up Cold Leads
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Prospecting, Networking and Lead-Gen at 2017 Hottest Shows: Employee Benefit News (EBN), America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)

Every year a vast selection of healthcare conferences, expos and tradeshows are carried out throughout the country. Undeniably, some of these shows provide greater target-rich environments for prospect8ng and lead-gen, opportunities to showcase or advertise your product, and to establish your company or brand as a leader in the industry. Let’s look at some of the top shows for Population Health, Health Benefits, and Health Plans for 2017.

Prospecting, Networking and Lead-Gen at 2017 Hottest Shows: Employee Benefit News (EBN), America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
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Wellness: Better Data, Better Buy-in, Better Savings

Population health has many definitions which are often pigeonholed to fit a specific market or agenda. Its end goal, however, is unequivocal: to manage the health of a given patient population to improve outcomes and keep costs in check. And without recent advancements in health technology, data aggregation and data analysis, case managers, data scientists and benefits managers alike would not have the tools and actionable intelligence necessary to make lasting improvements to the populations they manage. Wellness programs would not improve a health plan or reduce costs as effectively if case managers were missing crucial data sets of the population. 

Wellness: Better Data, Better Buy-in, Better Savings
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3 Quick Tips: Open Enrollment

We are now in the midst of open enrollment season, which probably means you have been bombarded with health insurance plan options and are now ready or nearly ready to make a choice. Employer’s want to make sure you choose the plan that not only makes sense to you and your lifestyle, but to the company’s bottom line as well.

Here are a few quick tips to consider in choosing the health plan that works best for both parties.

3 Quick Tips: Open Enrollment
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Data: Your Secret Weapon

So, where are your hidden health-related cost centers? The same places they’ve always been: In plain sight. But for the lack of data transparency and integration of data tools and services, they remain elusive to spot. To uncover these cost centers, consider partnering with an analytics firm that not only can access data sets from everywhere patients access healthcare, but also combine them to create nuanced action lists.

Data: Your Secret Weapon
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