Sashi Segu
September 19, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Balance Billing Impacts You and Your Employees

You work hard to negotiate rates with in-network healthcare service providers to keep benefits costs in check. But there are a few cracks in the system that may result in...

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Brandon Conroy
September 12, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Breaking Down Employee Benefit Data Silos

Collecting health data can provide numerous insights into cost drivers, unnecessary costs, and potential savings. It is obviously very important to capture this data. Sometimes getting a big picture view...

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Sashi Segu
September 5, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Obesity: A Weighty Issue for Employers

Since the 1980s, obesity rates have doubled for adults and tripled for children. While the overall trend slowed from 2015 to 2016, obesity continues to be a growing concern in...

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Brandon Conroy
August 29, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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The Value of Wellness Plans

Wellness plans, or at least features of a wellness plan, are a popular benefit offered by employers. But a complete integrated buy-in of wellness plans does not really exist among...

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Brandon Conroy
August 15, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Social Determinants of Health

How much of our health and well-being can we control? It turns out to be a large portion. At least where we have some control. The chart to the right...

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Sashi Segu
August 8, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Opioid Alternative to Treat Pain Could Increase Costs and Health Risks

We’re winning the war on opioids, according to a study by Avalere, which showed that the number of opioid prescriptions sold in the US declined 11% in 2017. The decline...

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Brandon Conroy
August 1, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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2018 Financial Wellness Update

From a macroeconomic perspective, the financial wellness environment slightly improved from last year. Results and opinions around financial stress and retirement confidence have not changed much from last year, according...

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Sashi Segu
July 25, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Vacations Recharge Employees’ Batteries and May Help Your Bottom Line

While I was trying to think of a topic for this blog, my thoughts kept drifting to my upcoming vacation. I’m taking time off to be with my family and...

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Brandon Conroy
July 18, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Use Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics to Control Benefits Costs & Improve Member Health

Data analytics enables you to make informed decisions by providing actionable insight. I am going to discuss three types of analytics. While historically analytics was concentrated in descriptive analytics, recently...

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Sashi Segu
July 11, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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A Look at the Health Conditions Driving Employer Healthcare Costs

You’re always seeking ways to keep your healthcare costs in check. One of the best ways is to understand what’s driving your costs. The International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans...

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