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Articles written by our employee benefits experts.

January 20th, 2022

An Extensive Look at the Ins and Outs of Reference-Based Pricing

Reference-based pricing can help employers attract the right talent, save time and money, and mitigate risk. Reference-based pricing can partially replace — or even bolster — a traditional network health plan. Let’s look at how this approach works and why it’s so valuable.

January 18th, 2022

Reference-Based Pricing Tips for Employers

How is reference-based pricing best implemented? How can you benefit from it? Find the most useful tips you need to know about reference-based pricing for your company here.

January 13th, 2022

Why Patients Should Buck Seasonality Trends and Seek Early Care

‘Seasonality’ affects healthcare spending annually, with people waiting until after they’ve met their deductibles to get the care they need. Unfortunately, there are consequences to that behavior. When people delay care due to financial concerns, their health outcomes can be worse.

January 11th, 2022

Making Sense of Balance Billing

Balance billing is a practice in which a healthcare provider bills an insured person for the difference between the cost of a medical service and the insurance company's reimbursement amount. Here’s more on how balance billing works, why it's more common than you might think, and what you can do about it.

January 6th, 2022

Inpatient-Only List Reinstatement Offers Opportunities to Hospitals

With CMS taking the lead on reinstating the IPO list, insurance companies are under pressure to relax their site of service rules. The result is more procedures in hospital operating rooms for patients with Medicare and commercial insurance.

January 4th, 2022

The Harsh Realities of America’s Bad Medical Debt Problem

Medical debt is a significant problem in the U.S., where consumers carry an estimated $140 billion in medical debt. From consumers to employers to hospitals and health systems, this bad debt poses a litany of issues throughout society.

December 29th, 2021

Narrow Networks: Everything You Need to Know

Narrow network health plans are an affordable — and increasingly popular — option for insurance. As the name would suggest, they limit coverage to a narrow network of physicians, specialists, and hospitals. Here’s what you need to know about them.

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