Brandon Conroy
November 7, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Why You Should Assess Employees’ Retirement Readiness

The number of older Americans working in the US rose to 8.9 million in 2016, a 35% increase from the 6.6 million employed in 2011 (Bureau of Labor Statistics-BLS). The...

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Sashi Segu
October 31, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data: Balancing Privacy with Treatment Efficacy

Mental health is big news in the NFL right now and Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders is at its center. Carr allegedly cried on the sidelines during a recent...

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Brandon Conroy
October 24, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Will Millennials Have a Tougher Time Retiring?

That is a hard question to answer because the definition of retiring is changing. We need to adjust our antiquated view. The Social Security Act of 1935 established the normal...

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Brandon Conroy
October 10, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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The Wrath of Comorbidity

The importance of maintaining health or managing diseases is obvious when controlling healthcare costs, population health, and personal health. It also crosses the human capital spectrum with its effects on...

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Sashi Segu
October 3, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Untreated Mental Illnesses and its Consequences

Employers could save $4 for every $1 spent by providing more comprehensive mental healthcare coverage, according to a brief issued in September by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions....

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Brandon Conroy
September 26, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Health Spending as it Relates to Income

The dominant healthcare coverage these days are plans that have a deductible, meaning employees must pay for first dollar coverage. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than: 80% of...

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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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