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Local Non-Profit Employer or Predatory Broker - Who Wins?

Local Non-Profit Employer or Predatory Broker...

YOUR COMMUNITY IS AT RISK Recently, Wyn Williams and I met with a longstanding Local Non-Profit (LNP) in Arizona. This Non-Profit employer is currently self-funded and on an unbundled platform. They are represented by the largest employee benefits brokerage firm in the country. But as employer described the situation to Wyn and I, it became increasingly apparent that this enormous, publicly-traded brokerage firm wasn’t all that sympathetic to the budget of a non-profit. Unfortunately, the Broker had sold employer on…
CMS Transparent Pricing Rules Are In Effect

CMS Transparent Pricing Rules Are In...

PRICE TRANSPARENCY Price transparency in hospital and medical pricing has long been a problem. For too long, it’s been difficult – if not impossible (even for trained professionals) – to determine exactly how much one pays for medical services, and where the costs come from. That makes CMS’s new rules, which went into effect as 2019 kicked off, relevant. The rules require healthcare organizations to post their standard procedure pricing information online for consumers. The catch is that this must…
Plan Members Are Addicted to Manufacturer Coupons

Plan Members Are Addicted to Manufacturer Coupons

But it isn’t their fault. It’s the logical result of a complex, subversive system designed to warp incentives and create…
FIRED UP - Top 5 2019

FIRED UP - Top 5 2019

Top 5 reasons John is FIRED UP for 2019 Why Is John FIRED UP in 2019? Read, Watch and find…
ACA Struck Down By Judge, But Remains in Place for Now

ACA Struck Down By Judge, But Remains in Place for Now

ACA Repealed; Stays in Effect Most thought the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, had already survived enough…