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Taming Out-Of-Control Healthcare Costs

Taming Out-Of-Control Healthcare Costs

In 2008, America's financial institutions were deemed Too Big To Fail. In 2023, does healthcare have the opposite problem: Too Big To Succeed? Can a delivery system dominated by a small group of for-profit players deliver reform and customer value? Many employers...

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Obesity is the New Tobacco

Obesity is the New Tobacco

My father lied about his age and hitched a ride on the USS Ranger to fight Rommel in North Africa.  As part of his daily ration, the US Navy gave this 17-year-old young man two packs of Marlboro cigarettes.  40 times a day, he pulled the smoke into his lungs which was...

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2021: The Year of the Wellbeing Program

2021: The Year of the Wellbeing Program

Employers have a sense of urgency around deploying or revamping employee wellbeing programs, in large part because of the pandemic. According to a recent survey of HR professionals across several industries, sixty-four percent of...

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ERISA 101

ERISA 101

The Employee Retirement and Income Security Act, commonly referred to as ERISA, is a federal law enacted in 1974 to protect individuals participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans and health insurance plans. The law also protects an employee’s beneficiaries...

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How Modifiable Risk Factors Affect an Employer’s Bottom Line

How Modifiable Risk Factors Affect an Employer’s Bottom Line

A study recently published in The Lancet looks at the amount of healthcare spending that is attributable to modifiable risk factors in the U.S. The study showed that an estimated $730 billion, or 27% of healthcare spending, could be attributed to modifiable behaviors....

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Building a Strategy From the Demand Side

Building a Strategy From the Demand Side

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Employer Sponsored Health Benefit Plans, employers are the principle source of health insurance in the United States, providing benefits to over 153 million non-elderly people in America. Sixty-one percent of covered...

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Retailers Continue Push Into Primary Care

Retailers Continue Push Into Primary Care

A previous blog post discussed how insurers were venturing into the primary care space by opening their own clinics, most notably the partnership between CVS Health and Aetna to operate MinuteClinics. Now retailers are the latest to jump into the market with Wal-Mart...

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Insurer-Owned Clinics Are On the Rise

Insurer-Owned Clinics Are On the Rise

Another big change is taking place in the healthcare market as health insurers open their own primary care clinics, as described in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. The move allows for some of the nation’s largest health insurers to take control of both...

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