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Articles written by our employee benefits experts.

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.

August 24th, 2020

Simplified Health Plan for Self-Funded Employers Leads to Better Health and Financial Outcomes

Scott Schoenvogel is the president and founder of SimplePay Health, an alternative health plan for self-funded employers that empowers employees with high-quality care and easily understood payment structures.

August 21st, 2020

A Benefits Broker on Consumer Education, Transparency and Company Culture

Tom Kayser is a well-regarded benefits broker in mid-Missouri. Throughout his career, Tom has built strong relationships with national healthcare companies like Anthem, Guardian, Sun, and United Healthcare. He partners with Paytient to service – Mid-Missouri Educational Benefits Group (MMEBG), a purchasing consortium entity that buys healthcare for 12 school districts in the mid-Missouri area.

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