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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. 

Tags: Self-Insured, Employers, Health Insurance, Brokers, Consultants, Benefits Manager, Population Health Management, Health Benefits, Health Savings, Plan Design, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Healthcare Costs, Predictive Analytics, Healthcare System, Employee Health Insurance Costs, Data Analysis, Data Transparency, Improve Health, Population Health, Medications, Rx
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.

Tags: Data, Analytics, Population Health Management, Metabolic Syndrome, Chronic Condition, Intervention, Hospitalization, High Level, Trend Analysis, Individual Metrics, Healthcare Cost Curve, Health-Related, Cost Centers, Access, Transparency, Patients, Healthcare, Action, Medications, Employees, Non-formulated, Specialty Drug, Cost Saving, PCP, Primary Care Physician, Behavior, Pharmacy, Specialists, Network, Employee, Chronic Care, Reduce Cost, Preventable, Emergency, Inpatient, ER, Urgent Care, Copay, Health Plan, Bottom Line, Utilization, Predict, Consult, Drill Down, Follow Up, Biometric, Outliers, High Risk, Wellness Program, Medicine, Case Manager, Patient Population, Poindexter, Advanced Plan for Health, Predictive Modeling
6 Costly Healthcare Myths

The healthcare system can be a confusing place for someone who is well, let alone someone who is sick and in need of help. Oftentimes, health plan members do not know their benefits and can seek care in the wrong place; like the ER when the problem is not urgent, or outside their network, which means they may incur an expensive and unexpected bill. This confusion can cause delays in treatment and less than desirable outcomes; as well as an increase of cost to everyone involved--from the patient to the health plan itself.

Tags: ER, Healthcare, Utilization, Health Plan, Hospitalists, Care Physician, PCP, Medications, Inpatient, Readmission, System, Members, Primary Care, Health Outcomes, Provider, Patient, Manage, Poindexter, Data, Claims
By Barbara Rutkowski - Vice President, Clinical Operations

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