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Articles written by our employee benefits experts.

March 25th, 2021

Supporting Your Employees, Whole

Americans will spend the vast majority of their adult lives at work, so it’s important that their working environments support a sustainable, balanced lifestyle. The pandemic era has only further emphasized the fact that employees are people with multidimensional lives, with work being only one part of the larger whole.

March 18th, 2021

The Chronic Problem of Bad Debt in Hospital Systems

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital systems were struggling to increase revenue on razor-thin margins. With the added pressure of a global health crisis, healthcare leaders have been pressed to reduce economic vulnerabilities where possible.

March 5th, 2021

Helping America’s Educators Afford Medical Care

It’s no secret that America’s educators are overworked and underpaid. Even before the coronavirus pandemic upended the education system, teachers were starting to reach a breaking point, evidenced by widespread teacher strikes and protests in 2018 and 2019.

March 1st, 2021

Priced Out of Coverage: What to Do If Your Employees Can’t Meet Their Deductibles

Employer-sponsored health insurance remains the main source of health insurance in the United States, covering about 153 million working Americans and their families. In fact, it’s often the reason for taking one job over another: 46% of Americans surveyed said they chose their current jobs because of the health insurance offered.

March 1st, 2021

Insufficient Funds… When HSAs Aren’t Enough to Cover Deductibles

Many employers offer Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as a component of their health plans. Some will even offer to contribute, or match employee contributions, as an extra incentive to take advantage of this benefit. Theoretically, contributing to an HSA should help employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses, including their deductibles.

March 1st, 2021

What Happens When You Remove Cost as a Barrier to Care for Your Employees?

Are you doing everything you can to support your employees’ overall wellness? Sure, you might say. We offer great health insurance and a flexible work environment. We compensate our employees fairly and encourage everyone to use their PTO.

September 1st, 2020

Alternative Health Plans: Why Direct Primary Care is the Future of Healthcare

Adam Wheeler, M.D., is a co-founder of Big Tree Medical Home, a direct primary care clinic, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Wheeler enjoys hacking the health system and may be the only doctor in the U.S. who secretly dreams of working in finance.

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